Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

TAKE ACTION: Fair Play for Palestinian Football – Help ensure FAI & IFA support suspension of Isreal from FIFA

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As a result of Israel’s repression of Palestinian soccer, the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) is seeking to have Israel suspended from FIFA, the world governing body of the sport. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) fully support this move, and encourages all those concerned with justice in Palestine to take action to ensure that the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and the Irish Football Association (IFA) support the Palestinian move at the FIFA Congress on May 29th. Sepp Blatter, the President of FIFA visited the Palestine-Israel region this week to discuss the issue of the Palestinian FA’s complaints against Israel in … Continue reading

[Dublin] Open IPSC Meeting – Thursday 21st May

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Would you like to come along to the next Open Meeting of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign? The next meeting is on Thursday 21st May at 7.30pm Venue: IPSC Office, 18 Capel Street, Dublin 1 Map to office Come along to discuss Palestine and plan upcoming activities. We have stalls at festivals and city centres, organise demonstrations and speaking tours, film evenings, lobby politicians etc. All ages and nationalities are welcome. You don’t have to know a lot about Middle Eastern politics to get involved. Please call the office 01-8727798 or email dublin@ipsc.ie for more details

[Dublin] Film Screening: Open Bethlehem + Q&A with Director Leila Sansour

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The Friends of Bethlehem University in Ireland, in association with University College Dublin Students’ Union, and the visiting President of the Student Senate of Bethlehem University are pleased to invite you and colleagues to the Irish launch of the film ‘Open Bethlehem’. “One of the most remarkable and moving documentaries I have seen. The tragedy of the Palestinians encapsulated in the life of one town – Bethlehem”: Jon Snow, Journalist The film will be introduced by the director of the film Ms Leila Sansour and will be followed by a Q&A session and reception Venue: UCD Students Union Theatre, UCD  … Continue reading

[Dublin] Le Trio Joubran in concert (Waltons World Masters)

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Le Trio Joubran is a Palestinian oud trio formed of three brothers – Samir, Wissam and Adnan – originally from Nazareth and now touring and performing worldwide, along with master percussionist Youssef Hbeisch. Coming from a family steeped in Palestine’s rich musical history (their father Hatem Mbadda Joubran, arguably the greatest oud maker in the Arab world, and their mother Ibtisam Hanna Joubran, a singer, both come from long lines of musicians), the brothers have had a glittering career on the international scene. Their repertoire not only pays homage to this four thousand year old instrument but also takes inspiration … Continue reading

Urgent finanical appeal for Gaza Toy Drive

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The below appeal is issued on behalf of the Gaza toy Drive: VERY URGENT APPEAL FOR THREE THOUSAND EURO NEEDED TO SHIP ALL TOYS, BIKES, BABY CARE, PRAMS AND CLOTHES TO GAZA We are so grateful for all of the hundreds of hours of work done to date and the fundraising that has enabled us to have four, full to capacity with clothes, bikes, prams, books, baby items and toys, sitting at the docks in Dublin and ready to ship to Gaza. They can be shipped to Gaza through Egypt this weekend if we can raise approximately 3,000 euro. We … Continue reading

Inquiry finds Israel guilty of targetting UN shelters and schools in Gaza – Take action to end the arms trade with Israel now

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A secret inquiry by the United Nations, parts of which have been leaked to the public, says that Israel was “responsible for striking seven United Nations sites used as civilian shelters” during its assault on Gaza last summer. The report highlights once again the absolute necessity of imposing an arms embargo on Israel, thereby ending the Irish arms trade with this rogue state. Parts of the report, leaked to the Guardian newspaper, state that: * Israel was responsible for striking seven United Nations sites used as civilian shelters during the 2014 Gaza war in which 44 Palestinians died and 227 … Continue reading

1 Minute Action for Palestine: Sign the petition to End the Irish Arms Trade With Israel

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Three weeks ago we launched the End the Irish Arms Trade with Israel campaign at a press conference in Dublin. Since then we’ve seen support for the campaign grow from many sectors of Irish society with public figures, politicians and political organisations, academics and intellectuals, trade unions and trade unionists, human rights activists and NGOs along with thousands of ordinary Irish citizens and residents, all signing up to be endorsers of this campaign. We’re now asking YOU to sign up if you haven’t done so already. It only takes ONE MINUTE to sign the petition online by clicking the link … Continue reading

DCI report shows Israel ‘directly targeted’ Palestinian children and violates IHL: Another reason to the end the Irish arms trade with Israel

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In the latest of literally thousands of such reports dating back over decades, this week Defence For Children International produced a report entitled ‘Operation Protective Edge: A War Waged on Gaza’s Children’. The findings of the report merely add more weight to the call for an arms embargo on Israel and an end to the Irish arms trade with this rogue state. The report “found overwhelming and repeated evidence of international humanitarian law violations committed by Israeli forces. These included direct attacks on children, and indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilian homes, schools, and residential neighbourhoods”, that “Israel, the world’s … Continue reading

Barclays bank no longer listed as Elbit Systems shareholder

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British high street bank Barclays is no longer listed as a shareholder in Elbit Systems, the major Israeli military company that manufactures drones used in Israel’s attacks on Palestinians and helps Israel build its illegal Apartheid wall. The news follows a high profile campaign launched after Barclays emerged as the named owner of $2.9 million worth of shares in Elbit. More than 1.7 million people signed a petition organised by Avaaz calling on Barclays to divest from Elbit Systems and campaigners have occupied and protested at bank branches across the Britain and the north of Ireland. On November 28 last year, campaigners held occupations and protests at more than 15 Barclays branches across … Continue reading

In Pictures: Palestinian Prisoners’ Day protest in Dublin

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On Thursday 16th April the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a solidarity action for Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails at the top of Grafton Street. For an hour members and supporters, including many from the Palestinian community stood with placards, banners and flags in very effective visual display to get the message out to the public about the appalling plight of the Palestinian prisoners. Palestinian Prisoners’ Day is April 17 every year, however due to this falling on a Friday this year, we are staged our  event on April 16th to reach as many people on the late shopping … Continue reading

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