For more than 75 years Palestinians have lived under an Apartheid regime imposed by Israel. We are asking people to sign our pledge to help End Israeli Apartheid. Israel has created and maintained laws, policies, and practices that deliberately oppress Palestinians. This ensures Palestinians live under a system of Jewish-Israeli domination across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and affects Palestinian refugees displaced in neighbouring countries. The system is enforced by acts such as forcible transfer, drastic movement restrictions, fragmentation of communities, unlawful killings, arbitrary detention and torture, separation of families and the denial of nationality and citizenship rights to … Continue reading →
Posted May 14, 2023 in Action Item, Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Pledge, Political Rights, Press releases, War Crimes.
We need your help! We have learned that the hugely important Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill will be voted on in the Dáil this coming Tuesday, 16th May. The legislation, moved by John Brady TD, seeks to end Irish state investment in companies that are complicit in the building and maintenance of Israel’s illegal settlements in Palestine. All Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine are illegal under international law, and are war crimes under the Geneva Conventions. Essentially, if passed, it would compel the Irish Strategic Investment Fund to divest shareholdings in companies listed on the UN Database of businesses operating … Continue reading →
Posted May 12, 2023 in Action Item, Email Campaign, Human Rights, Irish Government, Press releases, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
Since the beginning of 2023, three deadly raids have been carried out by the Israeli military in the West Bank cities of Jenin, Jericho and Nablus. These preceded the pogrom in Huwara and its neighboring villages. At the time of writing, 84 Palestinians have been killed by either Israeli occupation forces or illegal colonial settlers; an average of one person killed every day of 2023, 15 of them were children. This goes hand in hand with an increase in expulsions, house demolitions and a settlement expansion. Click here to send a message to Micheál Martin now! There must be a political … Continue reading →
Posted March 16, 2023 in Action Item, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, Press releases.
Please spare a couple of minutes to write to the Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs to raise the urgent case of Palestinian human rights defender Salah Hammouri, held without charge or trial by Israel under administrative detention since March 2022. The Israeli authorities have now revoked his Jerusalem residency, and plan to deport him from his home city of Jerusalem on Sunday 4 December.
Posted December 1, 2022 in Action Item, Email Campaign, Human Rights, Press releases, Prisoners.
In July, despite Israel’s record of apartheid, human rights abuses and international law violations, the 27 EU Foreign Ministers voted unanimously to reconvene the EU-Israel Association Council for the first time since 2012. This is an entirely retrograde move that will serve only to embolden Israel in its denial of Palestinian rights and freedoms. The message it sends is clear; Israel can continue to act with impunity, and the EU – including Ireland – will not only ignore its continuous human rights abuses and violations of international law, but reward it with greater access to the EU centres of power. … Continue reading →
Posted August 5, 2022 in Action Item, Apartheid, EU, Human Rights, International Law, Press releases, War Crimes.
Today we are proud to launch our new European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) with a simple demand – we want the EU to fully and permanently ban trade with illegal settlements in occupied territories, including Israel’s colonial settlements in occupied Palestine. Our coalition includes over 100 international civil society organisations such as Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights and Avaaz, while here at home the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Trocaire, Action Aid, ICTU, UpLift, Christian Aid, Jewish Voice for a Just Peace, Financial Justice Ireland, Sadaka and Comhlámh are some of the 20+ Irish organisations involved. Click here sign … Continue reading →
Posted February 21, 2022 in Action Item, EU, Human Rights, International Law, Press releases, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
On 22nd October, Apartheid Israel moved to criminalise and ban six prominent civil society organisations, an escalation in its systematic targeting of human rights defenders, and an attempt to evade accountability for its violations of international law. Click here to take action! The six organisations are: Addameer, Al-Haq, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Defense for Children International – Palestine, Union of Agricultural Work Committees, and Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees. They are all internationally renowned, principled, and effective Palestinian human rights organisations doing critical work protecting women’s rights, supporting famers impacted by Israel’s illegal land grabs, and supporting the … Continue reading →
Posted October 28, 2021 in Action Item, Addameer, Apartheid, Child Prisoners, Defence for Children International, Human Rights, Impunity, Irish Government, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners.
In the early hours of Thursday 29th July 2021, Israeli occupation forces raided the headquarters of Defence for Children International – Palestine, confiscating computers, laptops, hard-drives and confidential legal files related to child prisoners. The raid was conducted Israel’s notorious Border Police unit, which operates under the command of the Ministry of Public Security. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign sent the below letter to the Irish government, highlighting the ongoing collaboration between the Irish police force, An Garda Síochána, and the Ministry of Public Security through the EU-funded ROXANNE research programme. A similar letter was also sent to the Minister for … Continue reading →
Posted July 30, 2021 in Action Item, Apartheid, Child Prisoners, Defence for Children International, Email Campaign, EU, Human Rights, Irish Government, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, West Bank.
Silwan is an area in Israeli-occupied and illegally annexed East Jerusalem that, like Sheikh Jarrah, is facing ongoing and imminent threats of ethnic cleansing. 1,500 Palestinians are under threat of having their homes demolished as Israel attempts to expel them and replace them with illegal Israeli settlers. This week the Apartheid State of Israel has begun a series of illegal demolitions in the area. The Irish government must both speak out and take concrete meaningful action – so we ask you to take one minute to send the below mail to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney. Words are not … Continue reading →
Posted July 1, 2021 in Action Item, Email Campaign, Human Rights, International Law, Jerusalem, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Sanctions, Settlements, Settler Violence, War Crimes.
Both An Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland are engaged in an EU research project called ROXANNE, working in collaboration with the notorious Israeli Ministry of Public Security. CLICK TO TAKE ACTION! This is the Ministry responsible for both the Israel National Police (including the Border Police) and the Israel Prison Service. It oversees routine commission of serious human rights abuses and international law violations against the Palestinian people, and racism and violence directed at minorities within Israel. These well documented violations include brutal killings, the torture and imprisonment of children, medical negligence of political prisoners, … Continue reading →
Posted November 24, 2020 in Action Item, Apartheid, BDS, Campaigns, Child deaths, Child Prisoners, Email Campaign, EU, Gaza, Home Demolitions, Horizon 2020, Human Rights, Hunger Strike, Impunity, International Law, Irish Government, Jerusalem, National Rights, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Refugees, Report, Right to BDS, Settlements, Settler Violence, UN, United Nations, UNOCHA, War Crimes, West Bank.
Over 1,500 Palestinians from neighbourhoods in occupied East Jerusalem are facing threat of forced displacement and home demolitions by Israeli authorities. Children make up a large percentage of the families threatened with homelessness. Recently Israeli courts have ruled in favor of Israeli settlers and given four Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood until May to leave their homes. In the Silwan neighborhoods of Al Bustan and Batin al Hawa, a total of 21 Palestinian families are facing home demolition as soon as May 11th to make way for an Israeli tourist site. This is part of Israel’s larger plan … Continue reading →
Posted April 22, 2021 in Action Item, Campaigns, Email Campaign, Ethnic Cleansing, Human Rights, Jerusalem, National Rights, Press releases, Refugees, Right of Return, Sanctions, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
With the full backing of the US, and a virtual silence of the EU, from 1st of July, Apartheid Israel says it will begin the process of annexing some 30% of the Palestinian land it occupies, in total violation of international law. As this illegal annexation of large parts of Palestine looms, we’re asking people to mobilize to put pressure on politicians for real and meaningful action, not hollow platitudes, in defence of the Palestinian people and their right to self-determination and freedom! Sign & Share the Avaaz petition First, we ask you to please sign and share this very … Continue reading →
Posted June 29, 2020 in Action Item, Apartheid, Arms Embargo, BDS, Campaigns, Day of Action, Email Campaign, EU, Euro Med, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Petition, Political Rights, Press releases, Protest, Sanctions, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
Today is Nakba Day, which marks the 72nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) which saw the expulsion of over 750,000 people, two-thirds of the indigenous people of Palestine, forcibly uprooted from their homeland in a brutal act of ethnic cleansing that facilitated the foundation of the Apartheid State of Israel. Today, Palestinian refugees are trapped in an ongoing Nakba, many of them risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean to flee conditions in Syria, facing endemic poverty and discrimination in Lebanon, discriminated against as unrecognised internally displaced placed people inside the Apartheid State of Israel, subject to attacks by Israeli … Continue reading →
Posted May 15, 2020 in Action Item, Apartheid, BDS, Day of Action, Email Campaign, Ethnic Cleansing, Gaza, History, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, Multimedia, Nakba, National Rights, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Palestinian Culture, Political Rights, Refugees, Right of Return, UN, United Nations, UNRWA, Video, War Crimes, West Bank.
The headline in today’s Irish Independent reads ‘Leaders meet with talks deadlocked over carbon taxes, housing and Israel’. The article goes on to say that a “crunch summit” TODAY “is expected to focus on proposals to ban the importation of Israeli goods produced in occupied Palestinian territories, as this issue has been passed on to the leaders after the negotiators could not reach agreement.” Your lobbying is working, together we have managed to push the Occupied Territories Bill to forefront of the government formation agenda! We are thrilled to hear that both Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have been … Continue reading →
Posted May 29, 2020 in Action Item, Apartheid, Campaigns, Email Campaign, EU, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
Today, April 17 is Palestinian Prisoners Day, the day of international solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s jails. This year, there are more than 5,000 political prisoners incarcerated by apartheid regime, including more than 180 children, over 40 women and 430 people interned without charge or trail. Not only do all of them face the very grave threat of the Covid-19 virus spreading in such enclosed spaces, they also face the problem of widespread medical negligence by Israeli prison authorities. You can watch and share our short video message of solidarity above or on any of the following … Continue reading →
Posted April 17, 2020 in Action Item, Addameer, Administrative Detention, Apartheid, Child Prisoners, Defence for Children International, Event, Film, Human Rights, International Law, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Public Meeting, Video, Women.
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