Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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20 more public figures join Irish Eurovision boycott campaign as RTE announces call for submissions

The Irish Campaign to boycott the Eurovision in Israel 2019, has secured the support of a further 20 public figures including actor Stephen Rea, and musical artists Mary Coughlan, Luka Bloom and the members of Kíla , have called on RTÉ not to participate and for musicians not to make submissions to the contest. The news comes just days after the Irish National Broadcaster RTÉ announced its call for entrants for the song contest. The other new endorsers include singers and musicians Grainne Holland, Tiona McSherry, and the members of FreeSpeakingMonkey, veteran LGBTQ campaigner Cathal Kerrigan, former Lord Mayor of … Continue reading

[Dublin] Aida Touma-Sliman MK on Israel’s New Apartheid Law (IPSC)

Join us on Thursday 15th November for a unique opportunity to hear from and discuss with Aida Touma-Sliman MK, a Palestinian member of the Israel parliament. Ms. Touma-Sliman will discuss the passage of Israel’s new apartheid ‘Nation State’ law in the context of the growth of rightwing extremism in Israel’s domestic and foreign policy, and the efforts to resist this trend. The public meeting will take place on Thursday 15th November, at 7.30pm in Wynn’s Hotel, 35-39 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1. Entry is free and all are welcome. This is a rare opportunity to hear first-hand from someone who … Continue reading

RTÉ Director General meets with Palestinian rights campaigners over Eurovision boycott; 11,000-strong petition in support of boycott handed in

On Wednesday 26th September, representatives of the Irish campaign for a boycott of Eurovision 2019 in Israel held a meeting with the Director General of RTÉ Dee Forbes. At the meeting, at which Rory Coveney, Strategic Advisor to the Director General of RTÉ, and Michael Kealy, Head of RTÉ’s delegation for Eurovision, were also present, a petition signed by over 11,000 people was handed in. The campaigners explained the strength and breadth of support for a boycott in Irish society – including from Irish and international public figures like Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Wolf Alice, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Charlie … Continue reading

Things look worse than ever for Palestinians – we need your help to keep fighting for justice!

The Trump-Netanyahu axis has been a disaster for the Palestinian people. In an attempt to allow Israel to dictate illegal terms to the Palestinians, the Trump administration has enacted a series of harsh policies, including recognising occupied Jerusalem as the capital of apartheid Israel, threatening the International Criminal Court, and cutting all funding to UNRWA, the agency responsible for providing education and healthcare to millions of Palestinian refugees. Meanwhile, attempts continue to brutally suppress Palestinian resistance, with almost 400 unarmed protesters shot dead and thousands wounded in Gaza and thousands of prisoners – including hundreds of children – still in … Continue reading

Over 140 leading International and Irish artists issue letter calling for boycott of Eurovision in Israel

Mike Murphy, Mary Black, Christy Moore, Charlie McGettigan, Mary Coughlan, Luka Bloom and Robert Ballagh are among 141 international artists who signed a letter supporting the Palestinian call for a boycott of Eurovision 2019 due to be hosted in Israel. Also among the signatories to the letter are Brian Eno, The Knife, Wolf Alice, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Moddi, Alia Shawkat, Roger Waters, Alexi Sayle, Julie Christie, AL Kennedy and Nick Seymour of Crowded House. In an open letter published in The Guardian this evening, they write: “Until Palestinians can enjoy freedom, justice and equal rights to all humans, there … Continue reading

[Celbridge] Public Meeting: “What we saw in Palestine” (IPSC)

Come along to this public meeting on Thursday October 18th at 8pm in the Celbridge Manor Hotel, to hear from two local people who traveled to the West Bank over the summer, who will share their experiences and photos of Palestinian life under Israel’s occupation. The meeting will be chaired by Fatin Al Tamimi, chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Hosted by Celbridge IPSC

[Dublin] Open IPSC Meeting – Thursday 18th October (NOTE NEW VENUE)

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 18th October 2018 at 7pm. NOTE NEW Venue: IPSC Office, FIRST FLOOR, 35 North Lotts, Dublin 1 (Map) – Press buzzer for access 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 … Continue reading

[Dublin] Book Launch: ‘Traces of Racial Exception: Racializing Israeli Settler Colonialism’ by Ronit Lentin (AFP)

Ronit Lentin’s new book “Traces of Racial Exception: Racializing Israeli Settler Colonialism” will be launched by Professor Neve Gordon of SOAS. Friday 19th October, Robert Emmet Thearte, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin The launch will be followed by a wine reception. Positioning race front and centre, this book theorizes that political violence, in the form of a socio-political process that differentiates between human and less-than-human populations, is used by the state of Israel in racializing and ruling the citizens of occupied Palestine. Lentin argues that Israel’s rule over Palestine is an example of Agamben’s state of exception, Goldberg’s racial state … Continue reading

[Dublin] Lecture by Dr Munir Nusseibah, Al Quds University, Jerusalem

Dr. Munir Nuseibeh Director, Al Quds Human Rights Clinic (AQHRC) ‘Forcible Displacement: The Case of Jerusalem’s Palestinians’ Venue: Johnathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin Date & Time: 7pm, Wednesday 24th October 2018 Hosted by Academics For Palestine and MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict – Trinity College Dublin

[Dublin] Rights & Pints: Unpacking Palestine with Dr. Munir Nuseibah (ISE)

Rights & Pints: Unpacking Palestine – Dr. Munir Nuseibah in conversation with Dr. Brendan Ciarán Browne Tuesday 23rd October, 4pm to 6pm in the Pavillion Bar, Trinity College Dublin. All welcome Dr. Munir Nuseibah (Director of Al-Quds University’s Human Rights clinic) is coming to Ireland to increase ties between Irish and Palestinian universities. Outside of the formal events and meetings, Dr. Nuseibah would like to talk to students (and anybody else) about all things Palestine. Have you ever had a question about Palestine? Well whether it is simple or complex Dr Nuseibah and Dr Brendan Ciarán Browne would love to … Continue reading

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