Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

[Dublin] Lunchtime Vigil at DFA: Ireland Must Take Action on Israeli-imposed Gaza Crisis

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Join us between 1pm and 2pm on Thursday 27th July as we hold a vigil outside the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs (Iveagh House, 80 Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2) demanding that the Irish government take concrete and meaningful action to hold Israel to account for it’s ongoing collective punishment of the people of Gaza under the decade-long cruel and illegal siege. Israel’s latest provocation is reducing the supply of electricity to a few hours per day, making life unbearable for the people. PLEASE JOIN & SHARE THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK, THANKS! Israel claims it is reducing the supply merely because … Continue reading

3 Minutes for Palestine: Write to Minister for Foreign Affairs urging Irish action over Gaza crisis

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Dear friends, The situation in Gaza has become unbearable for the two million people living under Israel’s decade-long illegal siege. Just last week the UN declared that “the ‘unliveability’ threshold has already been passed” in the strip and this has been compounded by Israel’s policy of reducing electricity supply to a few hours every day. For a decade of cruel and illegal siege, for three devastating criminal assaults, for near-daily ceasefire violations, and for making Gaza unlivable, the Israeli state has faced not a single sanction from the international community. This impunity must end, so we are asking you to … Continue reading

Open IPSC Meeting – Thursday 27th July (IPSC)

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Would you like to come along to the next Open Meeting of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Dublin? The next meeting is on Thursday 27th July 2017 at 7.30pm Venue: IPSC Office, FIRST FLOOR, 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

WATCH: National Demonstration for Freedom & Justice in Palestine

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On Saturday 10th June around 1,500 people from all over Ireland (and further afield) marched in a National Demonstration to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation and illegal colonisation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) organised the event to convey a simple message, that  ‘100 years of injustice & 50 years of occupation is enough! It’s time for freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people!’ Click here to read the leaflet (PDF) we handed out to thousands of people along the way. Speaking at the rally outside the Israeli Embassy … Continue reading

IPSC salutes the Musicians’ Union of Ireland’s decision to boycott Apartheid Israel

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The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) warmly welcomes and commends the Musicians’ Union of Ireland (MUI) for passing a motion in support of the cultural boycott of apartheid Israel. A cultural boycott of Israel has been called for by Palestinian civil society since 2004. The motion was passed on 1st March at the MUI Annual General Meeting in Dublin’s Liberty Hall, and reads as follows: “The executive of the Musicians’ Union of Ireland urges its members, in view of the repeated and continued disregard by Israel of International Law and Humanitarian Law, to boycott all Cultural Activities funded by the … Continue reading

[Dublin] Palestinian artists at ‘Hotter Than July – Free World Music Family Festival’

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Improvised Music Company’s   ‘Hotter Than July’   **FREE** (That’s €0 plus €0 booking fee!!) Family-Friendly  World Music Festival (including drumming  workshops for children) Presented in association with Dublin City Council  & The Big Bang Festival of Rhythm **Sunday 30th July 3-9pm Smithfield Square, Dublin 7** Featuring: Ruba Shamshoum (Palestine) Raed Said (Palestine) ‘Welcoming The Stranger’ dance collaboration with The Big Bang Dance Project (feat. West African dance, Palestinian Dabke dance and Traditional Irish dance) Kakatsitsi Master Drummers (Ghana) La Chiva Gantiva (Colombia) Cormac Breathnach, Eoin Dillon, Jon Sanders, Brian Fleming and Martin Schaerer (Ireland) Niwel Tsumbu Electric Quartet (Congo/ Ireland) Manden Express … Continue reading

[Palestine] Olive Picking Program 2017 (JAI-YMCA)

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Invitation Olive Picking Program 2017 14 (arrival)– 23 (departure) October – Palestine Organised by the Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA & YWCA of Palestine People from any age / background all over the world are invited to join. Please spread the invitation to your friends, members, groups, networks…etc. The Olive Picking Program in Palestine for internationals is an International Solidarity and Protective Presence with the Palestinians who suffer from the Israeli measures of land confiscation, settlements, apartheid wall …etc. Besides olive picking, the program includes guided tours in various cities, introductory presentations about life under occupation in Palestine. Read more details … Continue reading

The Palestine Podcast #21: Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’

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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#21 – Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’ [2017-05-17] – (Download here) INFO: To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was honoured to present Palestinian academic and refugee rights activist Kholoud Ajarma, who spoke in the Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday 17th May 2017. Kholoud’s talk, ‘Inheriting Nakba: four generations of … Continue reading

Help the IPSC raise money by volunteering at gigs and festivals this summer!

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How would you like to help the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign raise money and also have a great time working behind the bars at festivals and gigs this summer? This is how it works: the Workers Beer Company (WBC) is a not-for- profit organisation that runs bars at festivals. The WBC bars are staffed by volunteers from social justice movements. The money that the WBC would have paid in wages is then donated to the good cause that the volunteer is supporting. If you are over eighteen and want to help, email the following address for the application form: ipscgigvolunteers@gmail.com … Continue reading

Dublin City & Sligo County Councils vote to fly Palestinian flags to mark 50 years of Israeli occupation

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed today’s announcements that Dublin City Hall will fly the Palestinian flag between 15th May and June this year, following a vote by Dublin City Council this evening. Sligo County Council also voted to flag the flag from the Council Building between 15th May and the end of the month. IPSC Chairperson Ms. Fatin Al-Tamimi, a Palestinian-Irish citizen whose family is originally from Hebron and Gaza in the occupied Palestinian territories, said: “We in the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign sincerely thank Dublin City and Sligo County Councils for voting for these important symbolic measures. They … Continue reading

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