Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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IPSC Statement on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Today, November 29th, is International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, and we in the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) send greetings of solidarity from Ireland to Palestinians everywhere as they struggle for their freedom and self-determination. The UN chose this day, 29th November, to mark the shameful day in 1947 when the UN voted to partition Palestine against the wishes of the indigenous people – an act that would lead to the ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 Palestinians during the Nakba (catastrophe) between 1947 and 1949. 70 years on, Palestinians continue to suffer the disastrous consequences of that imperial … Continue reading

Watch: ‘What We Saw In Palestine’ with Mike Murphy, Neilí Conroy, Harry Browne and Betty Purcell

On Thursday 9th November the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) was proud to host an important public forum featuring four well-known Irish public figures who discussed their experiences of four separate fact-finding trips to Israeli-occupied Palestine. The meeting saw former-RTE broadcaster Mike Murphy, actor Neilí Conroy, and journalist and lecturer Dr. Harry Browne in conversation with Betty Purcell, TV producer and Irish Human Rights and Equality Commissioner. It took place on Thursday 9th November in Dublin. Note – there is a podcast of the event available here – the podcast includes the Q&A session with the audience, while the video does … Continue reading

A century of colonisation: Balfour Declaration centenary marked with protest at British Embassy in Dublin

Today the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) and the Balfour Declaration Centenary Campaign (BDCC), joined by members of the Palestinian community, hosted a symbolic demonstration outside the British Embassy in Dublin to commemorate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. At the gathering, the IPSC handed in a letter calling for Britain to take action to atone for its historic and ongoing role in Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people. On 2nd of November 1917, in furtherance of its imperial ambitions in the Middle East, the British Government under Lloyd George made a promise to the Zionist Federation that it would ‘establish … Continue reading

Irish chef withdraws from Israeli state-sponsored ‘Round Tables’ event

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has learned that Galway-based Irish chef JP McMahon, who was scheduled to take part in an Israeli Foreign Ministry-sponsored event in Tel Aviv this November, has withdrawn his participation. McMahon, along with several other international chefs, was due to attend ‘AMEX Round Tables’, an elite culinary festival sponsored by American Express, Dan Hotels and others, including the Israeli Foreign Ministry which flies top chefs to Israel for the event to ‘gastro-wash’ Israel’s image – the aim being to divert attention from its colonial occupation of Palestine and the apartheid regime it forces the Palestinian people to … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Speaking Tour: Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’ (13 – 20 May)

To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to present Palestinian academic and refugee Kholoud Ajarma. She will speak in the following locations. Cork – Mon 15 May, 7:30pm: The Quay Co-op, 24 Sullivan’s Quay Limerick – Tue 16 May, 8pm: Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street Dublin – Wed 17 May, 7:30pm: Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place Derry – Thur 18 May, 7pm: Unison Hall, Clarendon Street Omagh – Fri 19 May, 7:30pm: Omagh Community House, 2 Drumragh Ave Portadown – Sat 20 May, 2:30pm: Drumcree Community Centre, Ashgrove Road Kholoud’s talk, ‘Inheriting Nakba: … Continue reading

Take Action in support of flying Palestinian flag on Dublin City Hall

On March 30th the ‘Protocol Committee’ of Dublin City Council voted unanimously to fly the Palestinian flag from Dublin’s City Hall between 15 May and early June 2017, in what Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi called “a heartening gesture of solidarity“. This historic decision was greeted with joy and appreciation by Palestinians in Ireland, in Palestine and in the diaspora. However, the decision has still to be ratified at the next full meeting of Dublin City Council which will be held on Monday 8th May – it is not a sure thing, and your help is needed! … Continue reading

‘A heartening gesture of solidarity’: Decision to fly Palestinian flag over Dublin City Hall welcomed!

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed today’s announcement that Dublin City Hall will fly the Palestinian flag between 15th May and June this year, following a unanimous vote by city councillors on the council’s Protocol Committee.[1] Obviously this move will cause extreme anger amongst the ranks of the small but vocal group of apologists for Israeli Apartheid in this country and DCC will come under a certain amount of pressure and intimidation, and so we are asking our supporters – especially those who live in Dublin – to please contact the Dublin City CEO Owen Keegan, the Lord Mayor of … Continue reading

The Palestine Podcast #17: Lubnah Shomali on ‘Palestinian Refugees & The Right of Return – From the Nakba to today’s refugee crisis’

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#17 – Lubnah Shomali on ‘Palestinian Refugees & The Right of Return – From the Nakba to today’s refugee crisis’ [2016-05-11] – (Download here) INFO: To mark Nakba Day 2016 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was honoured to present Lubna Shomali from BADIL, Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights. She spoke on Wednesday 11th May in The Academy Plaza Hotel in … Continue reading

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