Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Who Fears to Speak of ’48? Take action to support Cork academic conference under threat (again!)

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Take action in support of historic ‘International Law & the State of Israel’ academic conference in Cork We would like to bring you news of an important conference entitled ‘International Law & the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility‘ set to take place in Cork between 31st March and 2nd April. We are asking for your support to ensure that this Conference will actually take place, as it is coming under severe pressure from those who would prefer that no critical academic discussion on the nature of the Israeli state, its foundation, its legacy, and its violations of international … Continue reading

IPSC position on Irish government recognition of a Palestinian state

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Introductory note: The following statement, issued on 20th February 2017, outlines the position of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign towards the reported upcoming motion in Dáil Eireann concerning Irish recognition of a Palestinian state. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) fully supports the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination as guaranteed by UN General Assembly Resolution 3236. This right is the foremost and most fundamental human right of the Palestinian people and it is the basis of the Palestinian national liberation movement. It is an inalienable right of all Palestinians – those in the Occupied Territories, Palestinian citizens of Israel and … Continue reading

Action Item: Write to Minister of State John Halligan urging no collaboration with Apartheid Israel’s education ministry

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The Irish Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan is on an official visit to the Palestine-Israel region at the moment. We are informed that as part of his itinerary he is due to meet Naftali Bennett, the Israeli Minster for Education, to discuss “innovation and education”. Bennett is one of the most reprehensible and racist figures in the current Israeli government, which itself is widely considered to be the most extremist in Israel’s history. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) believes that such a meeting should not take place, and furthermore, that there should be no cooperation … Continue reading

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

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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

In Pictures: Nakba 68 Protest in Dublin

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On Saturday 14th May 2016 the IPSC held a march and ‘Moving Gallery’ to commemorate the Palestinian Nakba. Gathering at St. Stephen’s Green a large crowd marched down Grafton Street, around College Green over O’Connell Bridge and ended near the Jim Larkin statue outside the GPO on O’Connell Street. Protestors carried large photographs from Al Nakba, Palestinian and black mourning flags, and a giant key symbolising the Palestinian right of return to their homeland denied them by the State of Israel for 68 years. You can read the leaflet we handed out by clicking here (PDF). The event commemorated what … Continue reading

Nakba Week: Lubnah Shomali of BADIL speaking tour on Palestinian refugees (9 – 14 May)

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To mark Nakba Day 2016 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to present a speaking tour featuring Lubna Shomali from BADIL, Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights. She will tour Ireland from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th May. Mon 9: CORK – 7pm, Quay Co-op, 24 Sullivan’s Quay Tue 10: LIMERICK – 7pm, Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street Wed 11: DUBLIN – 6.15pm, Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place Fri 13: DERRY – 7pm, UNISON Building, Clarendon Street Sat 14: DUBLIN – Nakba Day March & Moving Gallery Her talk will be a first-hand account of the key issues … Continue reading

Watch: IPSC at ‘Refugees Welcome’ demo in Dublin

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign chairperson Martin O’Quigley spoke at Saturday’s ‘Refugees Welcome’ demo in Dublin, demanding that EU governments do more for refugees, address root causes of the crisis and pressure Israeli to implement the ‪Right Of Return‬ for Palestinian refugees. Martin O’Quigley, Chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidairty Campaign spoke at the demonstration in solidarity with refugees and migrants in Dublin on Saturday 12th September 2015. Mr. O’Quigley was invited to speak about the situation facing Palestinian refugees in particular, having been denied their right of return to their homes by Israel for almost seven decades. Many of those fleeing … Continue reading

RIYA HASSAN TOUR: 10 years of the Palestinian BDS Movement – A decade of global resistance to Israeli Apartheid

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is excited and honoured to host a speaking tour featuring Riya Hassan, the European coordinator of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee in Palestine. The tour marks ten years since the BDS call was issued from Palestine by a huge coalition of civil society, trade union, faith and political organisations.

In Pictures: Nakba 67 commemoration in Dublin

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To mark the 67th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, on Saturday 16th May 2014 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign will held a ‘Nakba Moving Gallery’ on Saturday 16th May. Over 100 people – Palestinians, Irish and other nationalities – assembled at at the Grafton Street entrance to St. Stephen’s Green and walked to the Spire on O’Connell Street. Carrying large photographs from Al Nakba, Palestinian flags, and a giant key – symbolising the Palestinian right of return to their homeland denied them by the State of Israel for 67 years – our route took us down teh busy shopping thoroughfare of … Continue reading

IPSC Statement on the cancellation of the Israeli Feis: A victory for Palestinian rights marred by disgusting and defamatory comments

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IPSC Statement on the cancellation of the Israeli Feis: A victory for Palestinian rights marred by disgusting and defamatory comments According to a post on the Facebook page of the Carey Academy in Israel and The Carey Academy of Irish Dancing in Birmingham, the Israeli Irish Dancing Feis scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv on August 15th has been cancelled. The post announcing the cancellation makes scurrilous and defamatory remarks against human rights activists and organisations*. [* Note: A first posting, several hours before the one that is now visible, contained even more malicious and defamatory statements. This has … Continue reading

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