Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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

[Dublin] Open IPSC Meeting – Thursday 23rd April

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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 23rd April 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

[Belfast] Film Screening: The Lab + Q&A with human rights activist Elaine Bradley (TUFP, Unison & B&DTUC)

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Trade Union Friends of Palestine, Unison and Belfast and B&DTUC jointly host the screening of The Lab’, a powerful and unsettling film by Israeli film director and investigative journalist Yotam Feldman. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Irish human rights activist Elaine Bradley, recently returned from 8 months in the West Bank and Gaza. The Lab is an investigative documentary revealing how the Israeli military occupation in Palestine has become a business and a marketable, highly profitable, national asset rather than a burden. We know that since 9/11 the Israeli arms industries are doing bigger business than … Continue reading

[Dublin] IPSC stall at the 2015 Dublin Anarchist Bookfair

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As ever, the IPSC will have an information stall and be selling books, t-shirts and other solidarity items at the 10th annual Dublin Anarchist Bookfair which will take place Saturday 25th of April in The Generator hostel in Smithfield square. Come along and see what we, and the many other stalls at Ireland’s largest radical bookfair, have to offer.  For more about the Bookfair see here. The 10th DABF will take place on the weekend of April 24-6th in the new locations of the Generator the Cobbloestone and Block T around Smithfield square. Saturday will see us host a day … 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

Infographic: Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails (April 2014)

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According to Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner support and human rights association, as of 1st February 2015 (the latest date for which figures are available) there were 6,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Of these, 454 were held under Administrative Detention (indefinitely renewable internment without charge or trial), 163 were minors, and 25 were female. Here’s our infographic of how that information looks. For more information, please see the Addameer factsheet here.

Video & Images: IPSC protest in solidarity with Palestinians under threat in Yarmouk refugee camp

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On the evening of Thursday April 9th 2015 a large number of members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a protest in solidarity with Palestinians being attacked in Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, which had been overrun by ISIS fighters. It took place outside the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin. The protest condemned in the strongest possible terms the barbaric and coldblooded takeover of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syrian capital Damascus by extremist Islamist militants ISIS, reportedly backed by the Al-Qaeda aligned al-Nusra Front. 100 people had been killed – with reports of an unspecified … Continue reading

Watch: Campaign to end the Irish arms trade with Israel launched in Dublin

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A campaign calling for an end to the Irish arms trade with Israel was officially launched by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) at a press conference on Wednesday 1st April. Below you can watch the video from the launch, and read the full report (you can also download this report as a PDF by clicking here) The campaign, which is supported by many public figures and civil society groups, is calling on the Irish government to place an immediate arms embargo upon the state of Israel. The campaign website address is http://www.ipsc.ie/noarmstrade – and includes several simple actions people can … Continue reading

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