Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Make Palestine an EU & Local Election Issue!

It’s that time of year again, when politicians come knocking on doors looking for your vote. This May there will be European and Local elections in Ireland north and south. While domestic issues are, as always, likely to dominate the discussions, we believe it is vitally important that the issue of Palestine is kept firmly in the minds and mouths of all our politicians. The very essence of the Palestine solidarity movement is to ‘think globally, act locally’ – and we have seen impressive local support for Palestinian freedom by many local councils over the past decade. We need to … Continue reading

EU Elections 2019: Where do the candidates stand on Palestine?

Last month we wrote to European Election candidates in all four Irish constituencies and asked them a series of four short questions about their positions on the Palestine-Israel issue, informing them that we would be publishing the answers so that those who care about Palestinian rights can be better informed when voting on polling day. Below we we are publishing all those answers we have received so far. Please note that Some of the candidates did not answer the questions directly and instead simply submitted their own wider positions. If you are wondering where a candidate that hasn’t yet answered … Continue reading

#BoycottEurovision: Apartheid Free Eurovision Events in Ireland

In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Eurovision 2019 in Apartheid Israel, a whole range of Apartheid Free Eurovision events have been planned around the world – not least here at home in Ireland. So this year, give the Eurovision a miss and come to one of these amazing events instead. You won’t regret it! Tuesday 14th May DUBLIN: BYOB Anti-Apartheid Eurovision Fundraiser for Aida Youth Center (SJP) – 6pm, Jigsaw, Belvedere Court, D1 Saturday 18th May – Eurovision Night! DUBLIN: Palestine – You’re a Vision: Alternative Eurovision Night (PalFest) – 8pm, The Rigside … Continue reading

[Belfast] March for Gaza. Remember the Nakba (IPSC & TUFP)

Organised jointly by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Trade Union Friends of Palestine to remember 71 years of the Palestinian Nakba when about 750,000 Palestinians were ethnically cleansed, thousands of Palestinians were massacred and more than 500 Palestinian towns and villages were destroyed in order to create the apartheid state of Israel. We will be meeting at Writers Square, Donegall Street at 2:30pm and then marching to Beflast City Hall for a protest rally at 3:30pm. This will be followed by a protest outside the BBC to protest against broadcasting Eurovision from Apartheid Israel. PLEASE JOIN, SHARE & … Continue reading

[Tuam] Tuam Vigil of Light For Palestine (IPSC & TPS)

Hosted by Tuam Palestine Solidarity along with the Galway Palestine Solidarity Campaign a candle-light vigil will be held on Saturday the 18th May in The Square, Tuam between 5pm and 6pm. PLEASE JOIN, SHARE & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK, THANKS! The Vigil is being held in solidarity with similar gigs, protests, and demonstrations, taking place right across the country against Ireland’s participation in the Eurovision song contest which is being held in Israel. The Tuam Palestine Solidarity Vigil will be addressed by Brian Watson from the Galway Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Brian is a regular visitor to Palestine and long … Continue reading

[Waterford] Eurovision Artwashing Apartheid Protest (IPSC)

On Saturday 18th May Please join the South-East Branch of Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign between 12.30 and 1.30pm for a vigil on the Quay in Waterford City to demonstrate our disappointment that there is Irish participation in the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Tel Aviv, a mere 70km from Gaza. PLEASE JOIN, SHARE & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK, THANKS! Organised by the South-East Branch of Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

[Dublin] Open IPSC Meeting – Thursday 23rd May

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 9th May 2019 at 7pm. 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 or email … Continue reading

Eurovision: 7000-strong petition asks Sarah McTernan to boycott song contest in Apartheid Israel as Galway City Council passes motion

A petition signed by over 7,000 people which asks Ireland’s Eurovision entrant Sarah McTernan to pull out of the song contest in Apartheid Israel this week has been delivered to the singer ahead of her scheduled appearance in this Thursday’s semi-final. The signatures were collected online and on the streets over the past two months. The delivery comes a day after Galway City Council passed a motion supporting calls for a boycott of the controversial contest, noting that “it will be openly used for political and militaristic propaganda purposes”. Galway is the third local council to make such a call, … Continue reading

#DeactivateAirbnb: Join to campaign the deactivate Airbnb accounts on Nakba Day, 15th May

Airbnb just did the worst thing. After announcing they’d ban vacation rentals in illegal Israeli settlements from their platform, Airbnb did a complete reversal and will continue to allow rental suites on the ruins of Palestinian lives and land. This is Palestinian land that Palestinians are not allowed to enter, but Airbnb has decided they’re ok helping everyone else going to this stolen land for their vacations. This is a despicable decision, and we’re going to show them what we think of this with a Deactivate Airbnb day of action. We’ll take action on May 15th, Nakba Day – a day … Continue reading

Over 30 Irish Anti-Apartheid veterans call for Irish Eurovision boycott

In an Open Letter published in today’s Irish Times, 32 veterans of the Irish movement against South African apartheid have called for an Irish boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest due to be held in Israel next week, comparing Israel to Apartheid-era South Africa. It is the latest move in the Irish Campaign to Boycott Eurovision 2019 in Apartheid Israel. The signatories to the letter include renowned Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strikers Mary Manning and Karen Gearon, former Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement (IAAM) Gary Kilgallen, Rafique Mottiar and Louise Asmal respectively. Further signatories comprise 10 former … Continue reading

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