Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Press releases

3 Minutes for Palestine: Write to Minister for Foreign Affairs urging Irish action over Gaza crisis

3mingaza

Dear friends, The situation in Gaza has become unbearable for the two million people living under Israel’s decade-long illegal siege. Just last week the UN declared that “the ‘unliveability’ threshold has already been passed” in the strip and this has been compounded by Israel’s policy of reducing electricity supply to a few hours every day. For a decade of cruel and illegal siege, for three devastating criminal assaults, for near-daily ceasefire violations, and for making Gaza unlivable, the Israeli state has faced not a single sanction from the international community. This impunity must end, so we are asking you to … Continue reading

Buy this ‘End Apartheid’ Print and Raise Funds for the BDS Movement

This limited edited print, “End Apartheid”, has been designed by celebrated Belfast-based artist Paul Walls, with just 100 copies available. The print has been produced by Paul to raise funds for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement which is a non-violent, Palestinian-led campaign for freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people. BDS is based on the South African anti-apartheid movement and enjoys support by churches, civil society groups, trade unions and community organisations across the world. All of the proceeds from the sale of the print will be donated to the BDS movement. By buying the print you … Continue reading

WATCH: National Demonstration for Freedom & Justice in Palestine

b (5)

On Saturday 10th June around 1,500 people from all over Ireland (and further afield) marched in a National Demonstration to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation and illegal colonisation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) organised the event to convey a simple message, that  ‘100 years of injustice & 50 years of occupation is enough! It’s time for freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people!’ Click here to read the leaflet (PDF) we handed out to thousands of people along the way. Speaking at the rally outside the Israeli Embassy … Continue reading

IPSC salutes the Musicians’ Union of Ireland’s decision to boycott Apartheid Israel

musibocyott

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) warmly welcomes and commends the Musicians’ Union of Ireland (MUI) for passing a motion in support of the cultural boycott of apartheid Israel. A cultural boycott of Israel has been called for by Palestinian civil society since 2004. The motion was passed on 1st March at the MUI Annual General Meeting in Dublin’s Liberty Hall, and reads as follows: “The executive of the Musicians’ Union of Ireland urges its members, in view of the repeated and continued disregard by Israel of International Law and Humanitarian Law, to boycott all Cultural Activities funded by the … Continue reading

The Palestine Podcast #21: Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’

tppodcastlogo

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#21 – Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’ [2017-05-17] – (Download here) INFO: To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was honoured to present Palestinian academic and refugee rights activist Kholoud Ajarma, who spoke in the Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday 17th May 2017. Kholoud’s talk, ‘Inheriting Nakba: four generations of … Continue reading

Help the IPSC raise money by volunteering at gigs and festivals this summer!

wbc17

How would you like to help the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign raise money and also have a great time working behind the bars at festivals and gigs this summer? This is how it works: the Workers Beer Company (WBC) is a not-for- profit organisation that runs bars at festivals. The WBC bars are staffed by volunteers from social justice movements. The money that the WBC would have paid in wages is then donated to the good cause that the volunteer is supporting. If you are over eighteen and want to help, email the following address for the application form: ipscgigvolunteers@gmail.com … Continue reading

Dublin City & Sligo County Councils vote to fly Palestinian flags to mark 50 years of Israeli occupation

18401884_10155180056945429_5404823301715411991_o

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed today’s announcements that Dublin City Hall will fly the Palestinian flag between 15th May and June this year, following a vote by Dublin City Council this evening. Sligo County Council also voted to flag the flag from the Council Building between 15th May and the end of the month. IPSC Chairperson Ms. Fatin Al-Tamimi, a Palestinian-Irish citizen whose family is originally from Hebron and Gaza in the occupied Palestinian territories, said: “We in the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign sincerely thank Dublin City and Sligo County Councils for voting for these important symbolic measures. They … Continue reading

50 Reasons to Mark 50 Years: National Demo for Palestine this Saturday 10 June

50yrs

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has called a National Demonstration this Saturday 10th June (assembling 1pm at the Dublin Spire) to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the ongoing brutal Israeli military occupation and illegal colonisation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, and 100 years of Palestinian resistance to the injustice that began with the Balfour Declaration in 1917 under which British imperialism declared that Palestine could be colonised by the Zionist movement at the expense of the indigenous Palestinian people. Here are fifty reasons why you should come along on Saturday: • 100 years of dispossession and injustice enduring … Continue reading

Palestinian hunger strikers declare victory – 24hr solidarity fast cancelled

hungstrikend

On Saturday 27th May, after 41 days of a mass hunger strike involving some 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners, the leaders of the strike declared victory and suspended the strike. 80% of the hunger strikers’ demands for basic rights have been met. We salute the steadfastness of the strikers in their quest for justice – and sincerely thank all those who took part in solidarity actions over the past month. The IPSC had planned a 24 hour solidarity fast for Wednesday 31st May in order to try to highlight the strike which had been largely ignored by the mainstream media in … Continue reading

Take Action in support of flying Palestinian flag at Kildare County Council

kccflag

Kildare County Councillors will vote on Monday 29th May on a motion which will allow the Palestinian flag to be flown above the Council offices for a week in June.  Independent Cllr Joanne Pender has proposed a motion which acknowledges recent moves in the Dáil towards full recognition of the state of Palestine and asks Councillors to supporting flying the flag for a week in June to mark 50 years of occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. The motion also references the 1,600 Palestinian prisoners incarcerated in Israeli jails who are on the sixth week of a hunger strike … Continue reading

← Older posts