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WATCH: Omar Barghouti at the Oireacthas Foreign Affairs Committee

On Thursday 10th May 2018, Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement appeared before the Oireacthas (Irish Parliament) Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence. Below is the full video of this presentation, plus the question and answer session. A transcript of the meeting is also included. TRANSCRIPT – original link Brendan Smith (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail) In part B of today’s meeting, we meet Mr. Omar Barghouti to discuss the current situation in Palestine and the growing non-violent civil society movement that opposes Israel’s occupation. Mr. Barghouti is welcome. Before beginning, … Continue reading

Israel has massacred over 60 Palestinians – take to the streets across Ireland today!

In response to Israel’s horrific massacre of some 60 unarmed Palestinians, and wounding of thousands, yesterday in Gaza, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has organised a series of protests around Ireland to take place this week. Protests will take place this week in: Cork (Sat 26th, 1pm, Daunt Square) Belfast (Sat 26th, 3pm, City Hall) IPSC National Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi said: “The IPSC condemns this latest massacre of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces. This is the single deadliest day for Palestinians in the occupied territories in four years. The ‘Great March of Return’ protests come on the 70th … Continue reading

Dublin City Council votes to support Palestinian BDS movement & discontinue HP contracts

Dublin City Council votes to support Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at pressuring Israel to end occupation and obey international law DCC commits to discontinue contracts with HP and DXC, and calls for expulsion of Israeli Ambassador Press Release, Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Monday 9th April 2018 UPDATE 2: Israel has reacted to the news of Dublin City Council’s vote by banning the Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha from entry into Palestine and Israel, though due to an embarrassing clerical error by Apartheid Israel’s officials, the Mayor was indeed able to travel to Palestine this week. … Continue reading

150 trade unions, parties, NGOs and faith groups call on EU to stop funding Israeli arms companies

Today, on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners, more than 150 European trade unions, political parties, human rights organizations and faith groups from over 16 European countries issued a call urging the EU to uphold its legal responsibilities and exclude Israeli military companies from EU Framework Programs. This call – accompanied by an explainer video – comes at a time when at least 35 unarmed Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli snipers during three weeks of protests at Gaza’s border with Israel. The 150 strong list of signatories includes 20 signatories from Ireland, including political parties … Continue reading

Lord Mayor to open major Dublin two-day Palestinian Freedom Conference this weekend featuring Palestinian, Israeli & international speakers

Dublin’s Liberty Hall will play host to the ‘Palestinian Freedom Conference: Overcoming the Ongoing Nakba’ this coming Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May. The conference will feature human rights defenders, experts, academics and activists from Palestine, Israel, Ireland and elsewhere. Tickets can be booked through the conference website at https://www.ipsc.ie/pfc To mark the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Trade Union Friends of Palestine and BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights are honoured to host an inspiring and action-focused weekend of talks from important voices in the Palestinian struggle for Freedom, Justice and … Continue reading

The Palestine Podcast #27: David Landy on ‘Jerusalem, The Eternal Undivided Capital’

The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#27 – David Landy on ‘Jerusalem, The Eternal Undivided Capital’ [2018-01-20] – (Download here) INFO: In the first of the XBorders: Accord seminars, David Landy presents his seminar, Jerusalem, the Eternal Undivided City. Jerusalem is a city with one of the most disputed international borders in the world running through it. Nevertheless, it has been proclaimed as both the undivided, eternal capital … Continue reading

Action Item: Israeli Minister’s unprecedented attempt to close Irish bank accounts condemned, Irish govt action urged by human rights campaigners

Statement regarding the attempts by the Israeli government to force the closure the bank accounts of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and other Irish human rights advocacy groups – we ask you to contact Ministers and your local TDs urging action to protect our work for Palestine: In a move that shows the extent to which Israel fears the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights, it was today revealed that the Israeli government is directly interfering with an Irish bank to attempt to close down the bank accounts of groups, including the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), that … Continue reading

International Women’s Day message from IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi

Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi was a speaker alongside the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, author Nell Regan, the indomitable community workers Rita Fegan and Fidelma Bonass at an International Women’s Day event in Dublin’s Richmond Barracks, organised by the St. Michaels Estate Family Resource Centre. Ms. Tamimi’s speech praised the role of women in the Palestinian fight for freedom, justice and equality, and located the struggle for Palestinian liberty within the broader struggle against oppression and injustice everywhere. She ended by reading a poem entitled ‘Here We Shall Stay’ by Palestinian poet Tawfiq Ziad. During … Continue reading

Palestinian Prisoners Week Tour: Palestinian Child Prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s Prisons with Nery Ramati, Human Rights attorney from Israel

To mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2018, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is proud to present a tour in which Nery Ramati, a human rights attorney from Israel, will discuss the issue of Palestinian child prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s prisons. Celbridge – Wed 11 April – Celbridge Manor Hotel Derry – Thur 12 April – Sandinos Bar, Water Street, Derry Dublin – Wed 18 April – Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place (off O’Connell Street), Dublin 1 Every year, hundreds of Palestinian minors undergo the same scenario. Israeli security forces pick them up on the street or at home in the middle of … Continue reading

EAPPI Recruiting Ecumenical Accompaniers for Palestine and Israel

We have now opened the recruitment process for new volunteer Ecumenical Accompaniers (human rights monitors) to serve in the West Bank in 2019. The application pack and essential documents are on the Quakers’ website www.quaker.org.uk/applyeappi. The closing date is Wednesday 25th April.   — The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel (EAPPI) provides protection by presence, monitors human rights abuses, supports Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and advocates for an end to the occupation. Ecumenical Accompaniers (Working as Human Rights Monitors) Expenses covered and living allowance + benefits offered. Based in the West Bank and Israel in 2019 for … Continue reading

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