Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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

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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

EU’s Legal Obligation to Stop Trade with Illegal Israeli Settlements Hits the Mainstream

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Last week, one of the most prominent legal journals in the world, The European Journal of International Law, published an article on its website affirming that the European Union and its member states have a legal obligation to stop all trade with illegal Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land. This indicates that opposition to trade with Israeli settlements is growing and becoming increasingly mainstream. As the EJIL article explains, Israel’s ongoing construction of illegal settlements on Palestinian land violates cardinal rules of international law like prohibit seizing of territory by force, forbid apartheid and population transfer as well as … Continue reading

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

Shimon Peres: An unpunished war criminal and apologist for apartheid

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Amid the inevitable deluge of whitewashed eulogies to former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres who died today, it is important to recall his real record in Israeli politics. Shimon Peres was the father of Israel’s illegal nuclear weapons program, and who offered to sell nuclear technology to Apartheid South Africa. In 1986 he oversaw the operation that led to the kidnap and imprisonment of Israeli nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu, who has been a prisoner of Israel in one form or another ever since. Between 1974 and 1977 Peres was Defence Minister when his government continued the building of illegal Israeli … Continue reading

Iyad Burnat: Palestinian human rights leader Irish speaking tour (Oct 1 – 8)

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to host a speaking tour with Iyad Burnat, a Palestinian human rights leader, from 1st to 8th October 2016. An award winning human rights activist, Iyad will describe what life is like under Israeli occupation, his village’s ongoing struggle for justice, human rights and freedom, and what inspires him to continue non-violent resistance. Born in 1973, Iyad Burnat is the head of the Bil’in popular committee and Friends of Freedom and Justice and will be a familiar figure to the many Irish who have travelled to Bil’in over the past number of years. In … Continue reading

No courtesy for Apartheid: Palestinian rights activists condemn Israeli Ambassador’s visit to Clare County Council

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The visit to Clare last week of Israeli ambassador to Ireland Ze’ev Boker and Mrs. Amira Arnon, Director of the Northern European Department in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been condemned by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). The Clare branch of the IPSC described the visit as “a soft-focus PR opportunity in which official representatives of the dangerous and highly repressive apartheid state of Israel were portrayed as harmless tourists. Clare County Council has said that the visit was merely a ‘courtesy call’ – we believe there should be no such local courtesy extended to representatives of the Apartheid … Continue reading

1 Minute for Palestine: Tell AirBnb to stop profiting from Stolen Homes built illegally on Palestinian land!

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We’re very excited to tell you that Uplift – People Powered Change have taken on the ‘Airbnb Stop Profiting from ‪#‎StolenHomes‬’ campaign. Please see below their appeal which we are happy to also send on their behalf – and please sign and share it. It’s had around 2,000 signatures in less than 24 hours, but it needs more, more, more! #StolenHomes Airbnb is listing properties for rent in Israeli settlements that violate international law and occupy Palestinian land illegally. By listing these homes, Airbnb is directly helping legitimise the occupation of stolen land, contributing to a key piece of the … Continue reading

EU ambassador to Israel must not speak alongside settler leader Dani Dayan at anti-BDS event

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The following letter was sent by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee and the European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine to the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in protest at an EU official speaking alongside an illegal settler leader at an anti-BDS conference in Israel. This is a shameful move by the EU, showing that it is willing help Israel fight the nonviolent civil society BDS movement for justice for Palestinians, but totally unwilling to take concrete action on illegal colonial settlements or Israeli war crimes. The messagethis sends to Israel is obvious – ‘carry on … Continue reading

#PalestinePledges for #GE16: Let’s make Palestine an election issue

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is asking our members and supporters to make Justice for Palestine an issue in the 2016 Irish General Election. To make it easier for people, we have produced a short handout with three important questions to ask canvassers on the doorsteps, and have initiated a campaign asking the candidates to take the #PalestinePledges in support of the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice and equality. The handout contains questions and important information related to a) the Irish arms trade with Israel,  b) the EuroMed Agreement between the EU and Israel, and c) the call for a … Continue reading

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