Israeli Apartheid Week 2013
23rd February - 1st March

Now in it's 9th year, Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, performances, films, multimedia displays and protest actions) held in cities and campuses across the globe. Last year was incredibly successful with over 215 cities taking part. IAW aims to raise awareness about Israel's apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. This year the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to be hosting a series of events in Ireland.

IAW 2013 takes place following several years of incredible successes for the BDS movement on the global level. Our events will highlight the many injustices that continue to make BDS so crucial in the struggle against apartheid and for freedom, justice, equality, and peace. For international IAW events see the Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 website here.

Below you will find a full listing of events taking place around Ireland during this year's IAW - including some events that are not organised as part of Israeli Apartheid Week, but which we think will be of interest to our supporters. We hope you will be able to make it along to some of them.

Dates:Sat 23 Feb - Sat 23 Feb - Tue 26 Feb - Wed 27 Feb - Thur 28 Mar - Fri 1 March - Sat 2 Mar


Saturday 23rd Feb - [Cork] Boycott Israeli Goods Day of Action – March and Rally

Assemble at 1pm at Daunt Square, Cork City.

To kick off Israeli Apartheid Week 2013, we ask you to join the IPSC Cork branch for the monthly Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. We will be visiting city centre shops stocking Israeli goods, making consumers aware of their presence and the connection between these products and Israel's occupation of Palestine.

Afterwards, we will be collecting signatures asking the Irish Government to call for the suspension of Israel from the Euro-Med agreement which grants it special EU trading privileges. Israeli exports – from both the illegal settlements and inside Israel – contribute to the economy of Israel's apartheid occupation regime and the oppression of the Palestinian people.

Indeed, the Israeli government is dependent on a strong export-orientated economy and Europe is Israel's largest trading partner.

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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Saturday 23rd Feb - [Dublin] Boycott Israeli Goods Day of Action

Assemble at 2pm at the Spire on O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.

To kick off Israeli Apartheid Week, we ask you to join us for a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. We will be visiting city centre shops stocking Israeli goods, making consumers aware of their presence and the connection between these products and Israel's occupation of Palestine.

Afterwards, we will be collecting signatures asking the Irish Government to call for the suspension of Israel from the Euro-Med agreement which grants it special EU trading privileges. Israeli exports from both the illegal settlements and inside Israel contribute to the economy of Israel's apartheid occupation regime and the oppression of the Palestinian people.

Indeed, the Israeli government is dependent on a strong export-orientated economy and Europe is Israel's largest trading partner.

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

For more info click here


Saturday 23rd Feb - [Limerick] Boycott Israeli Goods Information Stall

Meet at the bottom of Thomas Street in Limerick city centre at 1pm.

To kick off Israeli Apartheid Week, we ask you to join us for a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. Limerick IPSC will be hosting an infomation stall, making consumers aware of the presence of Israeli goods in local shops and explaining the connection between these products and Israel's occupation of Palestine.

We will also be collecting signatures asking the Irish Government to call for the suspension of Israel from the Euro-Med agreement which grants it special EU trading privileges. Israeli exports – from both the illegal settlements and inside Israel – contribute to the economy of Israel's apartheid occupation regime and the oppression of the Palestinian people.

Indeed, the Israeli government is dependent on a strong export-orientated economy and Europe is Israel's largest trading partner.

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

For more info click here



Monday 25th Feb - [Belfast] No Place Like Home: Israel's Demolition of Palestinian Homes

[NOT part of Israeli Apartheid Week, but should be of interest to our supporters]

You are invited to a discussion and Q&A with Linda Ramsden, Director of Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions UK (ICAHD).

Linda's speech will focus on demolitions, displacement, ICAHD's analysis and work of resistance. A Q&A will follow. Monday 25th February, 7pm, Lecture Theatre 2, St Mary's University College, Falls Road, Belfast. Linda Ramsden is originally from Minnesota, USA, but has lived in the UK since 1973. She has a Christian Zionist background however her theology was challenged when she met a Palestinian Christian Vicar in 1988. Linda is the Director of ICAHD UK, which was launched in the Houses of Parliament in June 2004, to support the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) based in Jerusalem and she has physically helped to rebuild six Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem. She has represented ICAHD at both the EU and UN.

Organised by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (UK).

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Tuesday 26th Feb - [Dublin] Launch of New Report on Gaza's Children

Come to the launch of a new report on living conditions for children in Gaza at 11am in Culture Box, 12 East Essex street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Children are in the Front Line of Israel's Blockade of Gaza was written by Stephen McCloskey just before Israel launched a devastating attack on Gaza last November, in which 30 Palestinian minors were killed, this is a timely reminder that although it has slipped from the headlines, Israel's blockade of Gaza continues with devastating consequences for its children. After visiting and seeing the situation first hand, Stephen has compiled a hard hitting report on just what the blockade means for the children of Gaza's health, sanitation, education and future.

Stephen will be happy to answer your questions. In addition there will be a live link-up with an Irish human rights worker based in Gaza who will give an update on the situation for children in the aftermath of the latest conflict there.

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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Wednesday 27th Feb - [Limerick] Screening of 'Five Broken Cameras'

The screening will take place in Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street in Limerick City Centre on Wednesday 27th February. The film starts at 8pm.

A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. shot almost entirely by Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer, the Oscar nominated Five Broken Cameras is an extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism.

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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Wednesday 27th Feb - [Belfast] Palestine is Still the Question: How do we resolve the conflict in the Middle-East?

[NOT part of Israeli Apartheid Week, but should be of interest to our supporters]

This seminar is part of the Centre for Global Education’s ‘Global Issues Seminar Series 2013′ and has an individual cover charge of €3.00.

Title: Palestine is Still the Question: How do we resolve the conflict in the Middle-East?

Facilitator: Richard Irvine, Coordinator, Palestine Education Initiative

Date: 27 February 2013 at 6.00pm

Venue: Room 01/037, 1st Floor, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work,
Queen’s University, 6 College Park, Belfast, BT 7 1L.

Organised by the Centre for Global Education.

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Thursday 28th Feb - [Dublin] Lunchtime Vigil - End EU Facilitation of Israeli Apartheid

We ask you to join us for a lunchtime vigil outside EU House, Molesworth St, Dublin 2 from 1-2pm to highlight the EU's ongoing facilitation of Israel's apartheid policies and war crimes.

In the wake of Israel's attack on Gaza that left over 160 people dead, Ireland has assumed the Presidency of the EU. However the EU continues to cosy up to Israel, even amid that state's constant violations of the ceasefire terms, repeated violent provocations in the West Bank, and continued illegal settlement construction and colonisation.

We will be highlighting the role of the Euro-Med Agreement whose operation is tantamount to rewarding Israel for its oppression of the Palestinians, granting Israel special EU trading privileges, despite Israel's breaches of the human rights clause (Article II).

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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Thursday 28th Feb - [Cork] Cork Cine Club Presents 'Five Broken Cameras'

[NOT part of Israeli Apartheid Week, but should be of interest to our supporters]

The screening will take place as part of Season 8 of Cork Cine Club, in St. John's Central College, Sawmill Street, Cork City on Thursday 28th February 2013.

A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. shot almost entirely by Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer, the Oscar nominated Five Broken Cameras is an extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism.

Organised by the Cork Cine Club.

For more info click here


Friday 1st Mar - [Dublin] Palestine Fight Night Boxing Fundraiser

A night of boxing and entertainment in aid of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Croke Park on Friday 1st March. Doors open at 6.30pm and entry is only €20 for a full night's entertainment.

To wrap up Israeli Apartheid Week there will be a night of boxing and entertainment in aid of the IPSC. We are an independent, human rights and political advocay organisation, run by volunteers all committed to a just and sustainable peace in Palestine and Israel.

Appearances on the night in Croke Park by the cream of Irish professional and amateur boxing. There will be an auction of boxing and other sporting memorabilia as well as a raffle featuring some great prizes.

The cost of entry is only 20 for a full night's entertainment!

Bar and DJ. Boxing bouts from lightweight to heavyweight and women's and men's boxing. Tickets available from the IPSC: Email info@ipsc.ie or call (01) 6770253

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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Saturday 2nd Mar - [Dublin] Palestine Mini-Film Festival

[NOT part of Israeli Apartheid Week, but should be of interest to our supporters]

Join the IPSC and Progressive film club for a day of films from and about Palestine, beginning at 2pm SHARP in the Pearse Centre (aka Ireland Institue), 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Entry to all films is FREE!

2pm: Irish Premiere of Spirit of Shuhada Street(2011, Treasa O'Brien)

3.30pm: Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006, Media Education Foundation)

4.30pm: Roadmap to Apartheid (2012, Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson)

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Progressive Film Club.

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was set up in 2001 by human rights and community activists, academics, journalists and trade unionists. In partnership with Palestinians living in Ireland the IPSC was formed to provide a voice for Palestine in Ireland. We are an independent, human rights and political advocay organisation, run by volunteers all committed to a just and sustainable peace in Palestine and Israel. We are funded solely by our membership fees, standing orders and donations.

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