The IPSC was set up in late 2001 by a group of established Irish human rights and community activists, academics and journalists who were deeply concerned with the current situation in the Occupied Territories. In partnership with Palestinians now living in Ireland the IPSC was formed to provide a voice for Palestine in Ireland.
We are an independent, non-party political organisation, run by volunteers all committed to a just and sustainable peace in the Middle East.
The IPSC is a member-based organisation, funded by our members annual fees, standing orders and donations. We are run by our highly active and commmited volunteer members.
The IPSC campaigns for justice for the Palestinian people, through raising public awareness about the human rights abuses in the occupied territories, the violations of international law and the historical causes of the injustices to the Palestinians that lie at the heart of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
The IPSC lobbies the Irish government and the EU, campaigns on the streets and urges for a vigorous Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign similar to the one that played a part in ending Apartheid in South Africa. The IPSC also holds public talks with Israeli and Palestinian speakers and various cultural and fundraising events.
Our activities include :
- Organising public lectures, debates, discussion evenings, workshops and media appearances
- Arranging speaking tours from academics and peace activists from Palestine/Israel
- Raising awareness through film screenings
- Organising boycott actions and pickets
- Lobbying the Irish government and the EU
- Lobbying the media
- Supporting Palestinian refugees in Ireland
- Arranging exchange visits between Palestine and Ireland
- Educating transition year students about human rights abuses in Palestine
- Supporting twinning efforts between Irish and Palestinian towns.
Find out more about us by clicking on the links on the left, or find out more about our campaigns and how to get involved with us.