Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Political Lobbying

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2009-06-29: IPSC Delegation at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Affairs

On Tuesday 23rd June a three member delegation from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign received an audience with the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Affairs. Read more

2009-02-26: Transcript of IPSC delegation (and Prof. Ilan Pappe) at the Foreign Affairs Committee

On Wed 11th Feb, a deleagtion from the IPSC along with Prof. Ilan Pappe were invited to give a presentation to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs. Read more

2009-02-01: IPSC ‘Irish Call for Justice in Palestine’ Advert appears in The Irish Times

On Saturday 31st January, the IPSC full page advert ‘Irish Call for Justice in Palestine’ appeared on page five of the Irish Times. The call, signed by over 350 people from all walks of life was funded by donations from the signatories. Read more

2009-01-10: IPSC Multi-Party Press Conference

On Saturday 10th January 2009 the Ireland Palestine Soldiruity Campaign hosted a cross-party public meeting and press conference on Gaza. Speakers at the event, which took place in the Mount Herbert Hotel, Sandymount, were Chris Andrews TD (Fianna Fail), Senator Ivana Bacik (Labour), Mary Lou McDonald MEP (Sinn Fein), Cllr. Deirdre de Burca (Greens), Richard Boyd Barrett (Irish Anti War Movement), Dr. Bassam Nassar (Palestinian Community) and Dr. Ahmned Al Habbash (Palestinians in Ireland). Philip O’Connor (Media Officer) and Marie Crawley (Chair) of the IPSC were also on the panel. Read more

2009-01-07: IPSC Letter to Minister Martin Re: Gaza Atrocities

We very much welcome your repeated strong messages of condemnation of the Israeli onslaught on Gaza and also the call by the Taoiseach for an immediate Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and a restoration of the ceasefire. Read more

2008-12-19 IPSC Letter to Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin

On behalf of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, I write to protest that Ireland has given its backing to the upgrading of EU relations with Israel at a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers on 8/9 December. Read more

2008-12-01: Urge your MEPs to VOTE NO to the EU Upgrade of relations with Israel on Dec 4

Dear supporter, the IPSC is calling on all members and supporters to send a letter of protest to your local MEP urging them to vote No to the upgrading of relations with Israel.Read more

2008-10-16: IPSC European Union Submission: The EU’s Blind Eye – How the EU ignores Israel’s failure to fulfil its obligations under EU agreements

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign have produced a new document that will be submitted to the European Union and various other prominent bodies and individuals as part of our political lobbying campaign. The document critiques the EU’s biased relationship with Israel, exposing how the EU ignores Israel’s failure to fulfil its obligations under various agreements. Read more

2008-08-18: IPSC letter to EU & Foreign Affairs Committees Re: Israel’s Wall

The following letter was issued on 9th August 2008 by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign to all members of the Joint Committees on European Affairs and Foreign Affairs, and (in edited format) to Minster for Foreign Affairs, Michael Martin. Read more

2008-08-09: Letter from IPSC to members of the Joint Committees on Foreign Affairs and European Affairs

On his recent visit to the Middle East, Minister Micheál Martin raised Ireland’s concerns about the impact of Israel’s separation barrier on Palestinian economic and social development in the West Bank. Minister Martin is to be commended for doing so. However, in our view, the Minister should have gone much further and insisted that Israel should remove the barrier, which the International Court of Justice declared to be “contrary to international law” in its opinion of 9 July 2004. Read more

2008-06-12: Letter to Minister Martin re: EU Upgrading Relations With Israel

In his recent letter to the Taoiseach, Palestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, expressed deep reservations about the EU upgrading its relationship with Israel under the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in present circumstances. As an organisation that campaigns for justice for the Palestinian people, we write to urge you to take note of these reservations. Read more

2008-05-15: The Lisbon Treaty Debate: Questions the EU must answer

The Lisbon Treaty debate provides a unique opportunity for questions to be raised about the role of the EU in Palestine and we urge members and supporters of the IPSC to do so at meetings and on any other occasion. Read more

2008-04-25: Letter from IPSC to members of the Oireachtas – 25th April 2008

The Association Agreement with Israel under the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership gives Israel privileged access to the EU market.  Article 2 of this Agreement makes clear that this privileged access is conditional on Israel respecting “human rights and democratic principles”, which is said to constitute “an essential element of this Agreement”. Read more

2008-03-17: Open Letter to the Taoiseach concerning Gaza

During the week commencing Wednesday 27th February, more than 120 Palestinians, including over 20 children were killed by the Israeli military. Human rights groups claim over half of the victims were civilians, that the air-assault was clearly an attack on a civilian centre and that as such it constituted a war crime under the Geneva Convention. Read more

2008-03-03: Gaza – Why the Irish Government and Community Leaders must shout ‘STOP!’

“What is it going to take for the Irish Government to shout ‘STOP’ to the slaughter which is taking place in Gaza?” Marie Crawley, the new National Chairperson of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign asked today. Read more

2008-01-26: Minister O’Dea expresses his amazement when shown the size of the Gaza strip relative to Munster

In just one hour on Saturday more than 100 people on Limerick’s O’Connell Street signed letters addressed to the Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea T.D. demanding government action to defend the rights of 1.5 million people besieged and under attack by Israeli forces in the Gaza strip.
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