Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

In Pictures: New Year’s Eve vigils for Palestine held around Ireland

Happy New Year from Ireland to Palestine! Below are some pictures and a short video from the many solidarity vigils that took place around Ireland this New Year’s Eve to mark the tenth anniversary of the 2008/09 Israeli attack that killed over 1,400 people. Palestinians have asked us to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, so let’s work together even harder to ensure that 2019 is the year the people of Palestine finally enjoy freedom, justice and equality!

[Dublin] Open IPSC Meeting – Thursday 17th January

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 17th January 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 … Continue reading

[Palestine] Visit Palestine on the West Bank Trip in September 2019 (WBT)

Are you interested in travelling to the West Bank?  Would you like to see for yourself the situation in Palestine-Israel?  Would you like to meet with Israeli and Palestinian groups and individuals working for peace and justice in the region and hear what they’ve got to say? An 8 day trip to the West Bank will take place from the 13th – 21st September 2019.  We will stay in Bethlehem and travel to Jerusalem, Hebron and Ramallah.  All are welcome.  For further information please contact Elaine on westbanktrip@eircom.net or 086 1568 234 / 045 449 675 after 7 pm. Places are … Continue reading

[Derry] Bloody Sunday Memorial Lecture: Asad Abushark on Palestine’s Great March of Return

A powerful programme of talks, screenings and events has just been unveiled by the Bloody Sunday Trust and Pat Finucane Centre for the 47th annual Bloody Sunday Commemorations in Derry later this month. Among this year’s events will be a special focus on Palestine’s Great March of Return with Dr Asad Abushark for the Annual Bloody Sunday Memorial Lecture on 25 January. Friday 25 January 2019 @ 7pm Annual Bloody Sunday Memorial Lecture with Dr Asad Abushark, International Coordinator of Palestine’s Great March of Return. Chaired by Danny Morrison. Venue: An Culturlann, Great James’ Street, Derry. Admission free. Almost 200 … Continue reading

Sign the Irish Call to Boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel

Ireland must play no part in the art-washing of Israeli oppression. Palestinian artists, journalists and civil society groups have issued a call for internationals to boycott the 2019 Eurovision due to be staged in Israel, due to Israel’s “regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid” which they say is “shamelessly using Eurovision as part of its official ‘Brand Israel’ strategy”. In solidarity with this call from the oppressed Palestinian people we ask you to sign the Irish petition calling for RTÉ, and all potential participants, to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION CALLING FOR AN … Continue reading

Taoiseach’s double standards and Ireland’s human rights obligations re: Palestine and Israel

The following letter was sent to the Office of the Taoiseach in December 2018. Subject: Double Standards and Ireland’s human rights obligations re: Palestine and Israel On 13th November 2018 Richard Boyd Barrett TD asked Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to condemn Israeli acts of aggression in Gaza. These acts led to the deaths of 14 people – 12 of them at the hands of Israeli forces.  Amongst widespread Israeli bombing, a TV station was destroyed, a university building and  human rights centre damaged.  Clear attacks on civilian infrastructure against the laws of war. Unfortunately, instead of condemning these acts, the Taoiseach … Continue reading

RTÉ asked to support call for ban on Eurovision broadcast in illegal Israeli settlements

On Thursday 6th December, to coincide with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)’s General Assembly, the Irish Campaign to Boycott the Eurovision in Apartheid Israel 2019 wrote to the Director General of RTÉ, Dee Forbes, Rory Coveney, Strategic Advisor to the Director General, and Michael Kealy, Head of RTÉ’s delegation for Eurovision, asking them to call on the EBU not to broadcast any Eurovision events into Israel’s illegal settlements in occupied Palestine. The international campaign, acting in solidarity with Palestinian civil society, has widespread support with over 30,000 people signing a European-wide petition demanding the Eurovision not be held in Israel. … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #31: Aida Touma-Sliman on ‘Israel’s New Apartheid Law’

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#31 – Aida Touma-Sliman on ‘Israel’s New Apartheid Law’ [2018-11-15] – (Download here) INFO: On Thursday 15th November the IPSC hosted Aida Touma-Sliman MK, a Palestinian member of the Israel parliament. Ms. Touma-Sliman discussed 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 … Continue reading

Minister of State and 50 Irish lawmakers call for arms embargo on Israel

In a letter published today in the Irish Times newspaper, Minister of State Finian McGrath and fifty other Irish TDs and Senators have called for an arms embargo to be placed on Israel, and for “an end to the bi-lateral arms trade between Ireland and the apartheid state”. In addition to independent Minister McGrath, the signatories include members of Sinn Féin, Solidarity-People Before Profit, Labour, the Green Party, Independents 4 Change and other independent members of the Oireachtas, who condemn “the shooting dead of some 205 [Palestinian] protestors, including 40 children, and wounding of more than 5,000 people by live … Continue reading

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

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