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Over 250 European organisations issue a statement marking 100 years of continued injustice towards the Palestinian people: Justice for Palestine now! End European complicity!

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Over 250 European – including 22 Irish – organisations, faith groups, political parties and trade unions today issued a statement demanding justice and accountability from the EU and European states, as 2017 marks: 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, in which the British government unilaterally promised the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine 70 years since the 1947 UN Partition Plan, in which Jewish settlers were granted 55% of Palestine while owning a mere 6% of the land, in breach of the Palestinian right to self-determination, triggering in the 1947-9 Nakba – the expulsion of over 750,000 indigenous … Continue reading

In Pictures: New Year’s Eve Vigils for Palestine in Dublin and Sligo

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On New Year’s Eve, members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in both Dublin and Sligo took to the streets to see out 2016 with displays of solidarity with the people of Palestine who face into another year of oppression, occupation, colonisation and injustice at the hands of the apartheid Israeli state. The gatherings were to mark the eighth anniversary of the 2008/09 massacre called ‘Operation Cast Lead’, when Israeli occupation forces attacked Gaza for 23 days killing over 1,400 Palestinians, including more than 300 children. In Dublin over a hundred people gathered on the city’s iconic Ha’penny Bridge, … Continue reading

12 things you should know about the conviction of the Israeli solider for 2016 Hebron execution

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Elor Azaria, the Israeli occupation soldier who executed the wounded and incapacitated Palestinian man Abed al-Fattah al-Sharif in Hebron last year has been convicted of manslaughter (not murder). He now faces a sentence of up to 20 years – it will be interesting to see what he actually receives (though his legal team is likely to appeal both conviction and the sentence, leading to yet more drawn out pain and misery for the victim’s family). Nevertheless, here are 12 important and highly instructive things you should know note about this case: 1) The court case was an anomaly… It was … Continue reading

200 European Legal Scholars Uphold the Right to Boycott Israel for Palestinian Rights

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Marking the 10th December UN Human Rights Day, which this year raises the slogan, “Stand up for someone’s rights today,” about 200 legal scholars and practicing lawyers from 15 European states have issued a statement that stands for Palestinian rights and considers the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality as “a lawful exercise of freedom of expression.” The full text of the letter can be read below. The list of statement signatories includes world-renowned legal figures of the prominence of South African jurist John Dugard, who served at the International Court of Justice; Sir … Continue reading

In Pictures: #StopHP global week of action kicks off with two victories

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Press Release from the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC): November 25 marked the launch of the global BDS Week of Action to hold Hewlett Packard (HP) companies accountable for providing technology that enables Israel’s system of occupation, racial segregation and denial of Palestinian human rights. The Week of Action is called for by the new International Boycott HP Network, led by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), and will extend through December 3rd. Over 100 cities worldwide are participating, with BDS partners in more cities continuing to confirm participation each day. See the BNC’s Boycott HP Week of Action page … Continue reading

Speaking Tour: Palestinian Children Under Israeli Occupation – with Ayed Abu Eqtaish (28 Nov – 3 Dec)

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To commemorate the annual International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People 2016, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is honoured to host a speaking tour featuring Ayed Abu Eqtaish from Defence For Children International in Palestine between Monday 28th November and Saturday 3rd December.  Mr. Abu Eqtaish will speak in the following locations: Mon 28 – Cork: 7pm, Sample Studios, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 10-19 Sullivan’s Quay Tue 29 – Dublin: 7pm, Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place, D1 Wed 30 – Limerick: 7.30pm, Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth St Thur 1 – Galway: 7.30pm, The View, Aras na Mac Leinn, Galway University … Continue reading

IPSC Chair: ‘Trump is a danger to us all – we must build effective and creative resistance movements for liberation’

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) supported the protest on Thursday 17th Novemeber in opposition US President-elect Trump that took place outside the US Embassy. The protest was called by a coalition of groups including the IPSC, United Against Racism, Friends of the Earth, ROSA and People Before Profit-Anti Austerity Alliance. Organisers said they were gravely concerned with the danger the Trump presidency poses, to the people of the US, Ireland, Palestine and the whole planet. IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi was due to deliver the following speech at the demonstration, but could not make it due to unforeseen circumstances:  In my life I wear … 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

David Lloyd: On the malevolence of occupation and necessity of BDS

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David Lloyd, the Distinguished Professor, poet, activist and signatory to both the Irish Academics’ and Irish Artists’ pledges to boycott Israel, has a wonderful piece entitled ‘The Malevolence of Occupation’ in the new issue of the Dublin Review of Books. Below is an excerpt, you can read the full piece here. Above all, boycott is an instrument of civil society. We call for a boycott when the means to redress an ongoing injury are denied by the legal or political institutions that ought to intervene. In December 2009, Israel launched its catastrophic “Cast Lead” assault on Gaza ‑ as it … Continue reading

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