Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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Action Item: Write to CRH and ask them to divest from their Israeli subsidiary

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is asking our supporters to wrote to the Irish multinational CRH to ask it to divest from it’s one-quarter ownership of Mashav, and Israeli holding company that owns Nesher cement, Israel’s sole cement manufacturer. Nesher cement is used in the construction of Israel’s illegal apartheid wall, checkpoints and settlements. Recent media reports suggest that CRH is reviewing its investment in Mashav, along with several other investments. We urge you to write the new CEO, Mr. Albert Manifold, and ask that CRH finally acts in an ethical manner and drops its Israeli interest which is involved in … Continue reading

Leafletting on Nov 3 & 4: Martha Wainwright please don’t perform in Apartheid Israel

Last minute action notice: It has just come to our attention that the Canadian singer Martha Wainwright, who is playing in Israel on 6 & 7 November, is also playing in Dublin on Monday 3 November and tomorrow Tuesday 4 November. If you happen to be free to help out, the IPSC will be outside Whelan’s on Wexford St on both Monday and Tuesdays nights between 7.45pm and 8.15pm, leafleting her fans about the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel, and asking Martha not to break the Palestinian picket line. There is also a Facebook campaign page asking … Continue reading

Gaza: 4 simple things you can do to help end the slaughter

1. BOYCOTT ISRAELI GOODS From blood diamonds to dill, Israeli products are often available in Irish retail outlets. Revenues from these products help fund Israel’s apartheid regime and its war machine. Even when this round of slaughter is over, Israel will continue to oppress and kill Palestinians. For a list of Israeli products you can boycott and a sample letter to send to supermarkets see You should also sign this online petition from Mandate, the trade union that represents retail workers, calling on all Irish retailers to stop selling Israeli produce! – 2. WRITE TO THE IRISH GOVERNMENT Everyone can write to TDs … Continue reading

Take Action: Write to supermarkets asking them to stop stocking Israeli products

Boycotting Israeli products is one important way individuals can express their support for Palestine and opposition to Israeli apartheid against the Palestinians. What is even stronger is when people act collectively, and we all demand the removal of Israeli products – revenues from which help fund the decades long brutal occupation of Palestine – from the shelves of stores in Ireland. As we approach the 40th anniversary of the anti-apartheid strike at Dunnes Stores, an action that resounded all the way to Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island in Apartheid South Africa; we believe that almost forty years on, it … Continue reading

Take Action: Write to politicians and demand Irish government action

Dear supporters, following on from the Seanad recall debate on Gaza on Thursday 31st July, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan made it clear that Ireland would not support any meaningful concrete action aimed at ending either the Israeli onslaught on Gaza or Israeli impunity in general. We find this very disappointing, as Ireland has supported sanctions on other countries in the past. We are asking those of you who find this situation unacceptable – especially after the Irish abstention in the vote at the UN Human Rights Council – to write to the following people. Below we provide … Continue reading

Action Item: Stop G4S – Ask Minister to reject G4S tender for JobPath due to complicity in Israeli human rights violations

The Anglo-Danish security firm G4S is one of a number of private companies bidding for the JobPath contract with the Irish state. Amongst other things, G4S is notorious for its operations and service provision within the Israeli prison system. IMPORTANT UPDATE: It was announced on Friday 6th June by G4S that it will pull out of the Israeli prison regime within three years. But as Randa Wahbe of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association notes, ” this has no immediate effect on those facing human rights violations inside Israel’s prisons today [and] G4S has a long track record of … Continue reading

Action Item: Question your candidates for the European Elections about EU-Israel relations

Hold your candidates to account during the European Elections, and help gather information which will help Palestine supporters decide how to vote. Challenging local, regional, and national politicians on their position on EU relations with Israel is a very important ongoing activity. Particularly in the run-up to elections, engaging candidates and parties in EU-Israel relations related questions can have an impact. Any time is good to ask your candidates about the EU- Israel relations but the run up to elections provides a particularly good opportunity as more attention is paid to the policies, intentions and promises of politicians and their … Continue reading

Stop Israeli destruction and forcible displacement of the Palestinian community of Beit Safafa in occupied East Jerusalem!

The Israeli Municipality of Jerusalem and the Ministry of Transport are currently undertaking large-scale construction work in Beit Safafa, occupied East Jerusalem, in order to complete a highway (“Begin Highway”) that will serve the expansion of Israel’s illegal settlements in and around the southern part of occupied East Jerusalem and expedite the annexation de facto of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc. The occupied Palestinian population of Beit Safafa does not benefit from this highway which is being imposed on them against their will. Although the highway is being built on land confiscated in the past from members of the community … Continue reading

Action Item: Have your say on Irish Foreign Policy

The Irish government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is soliciting individual contributions for a “review of Ireland’s Foreign Policy and External Relations”. Note: The CLOSING DATE is 5pm on Tuesday 4th February. According to the Department website: “you are invited to have your say on what our foreign policy priorities and goals should be”.  Further, it states that “Individuals making a submission can address any issue related to Ireland’s foreign policy which they consider to be of relevance, including any not explicitly raised in this document“ As the Department also believes that “respect for and the promotion of human … Continue reading

Action Item: Scarlett Johansson, Don’t Be the Face of Occupation! Oxfam must end relationship with settlement shill.

UPDATE (30/01/2014): Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role following public outcry Scarlett Johansson has announced that she is resigning her role as Oxfam ambassador following a huge outcry over her role as the public face of a ad campaign by SodaStream, an Israeli company that based in an illegal Israeli settlement. Read more here. Note: Below you can also still sign the petition calling on Ms. Johannson to drop her endorsement of occupation profiteers SodaStream. ==== On January 10, 2014, occupation profiteer SodaStream announced that Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson had become their first-ever Global Brand Ambassador and will be starring in SodaStream’s Super … Continue reading

Nov30 #StopPrawerPlan Actions in Ireland – No to Israeli Ethnic Cleansing in the Naqab Desert

Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign actions will be taking place in Dublin, Cork and Limerick on Saturday November 30th  to protest Israel’s biggest act of ethnic cleansing since 1967, as part of an international day of action called for by Palestinians. Dublin – 1pm @ The Spire, O’Connell Steet, Dublin 1 Cork – 1pm @ Daunt Square, Cork City Limerick – 2pm @ Bedford Row, Limerick City The so-called Prawer Plan will see the forced removal of some 40,000 Palestinian Bedouin from their ancestral homelands in the Naqab/Negev Desert, in the south of the Israeli state, and relocation in a series of … Continue reading

Action Item: Stop the Prawer Plan – Model Letter for the Dept. Foreign Affairs

In order to help stop Israel’s ‘Prawer Plan‘ which will see the forcible removal of over 30,000 Palestinian Bedouin from their ancestral homelands in the Naqab (Negev) Desert in what would be Israel’s biggest act of ethnic cleansing since 1967, we encourage you to write to, or call, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore TD, and let the Irish government know you want them to take action. A model letter is below, which you can email to and cc to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs Alternatively you can use the postal address ‘Department of Foreign … Continue reading

Action Item: Thank the TUI for passing a motion calling for an academic boycott of Israel!

UPDATE 11/04/2013: We know many of you have already taken the time to thank the TUI for their principled stance, but their has been a lot of negative messages from the usual sources too. If you have not done so, please take two minutes to send a short message of support; showing our solidarity with the TUI and the Palestinian people is really of the utmost importance right now. Thank you! At its Annual Congress last week, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) became the first academic union in Europe to endorse the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of Israel. … Continue reading

Take action to help end Irish media bias against Palestine

As part of their attack on Gaza, Israel has conducted a media war in Ireland – media outlets have spoken to us of being ‘bombarded’ by Israeli press releases and having Israeli spokespeople continually haranguing them. As we’re sure you’ve noticed, this has led to a significant bias in media reportage of the issues – whether on TV, radio or newspapers. We need to redress this imbalance – Irish media outlets must be asked to provide a fair and balanced coverage. NOTE: You can download this document as a printable PDF here. Below, we have listed the main anti-Palestinian forms … Continue reading

Stop the Attack on Gaza: 5 Simple Things YOU Can Do!

Israel is bombarding Gaza from air and sea. There is a rising death toll and fears that Israel is preparing to launch a ground invasion. The latest attack on Gaza, called ‘Operation Pillar of Cloud’ comes four years after the devastating ‘Operation Cast Lead’, in which Israel massacred over 1400 Palestinians. We can’t let it happen again! Here are five very simple things you can do to help stop the Israeli assault on Gaza. 1. Email your public representatives and ask them to demand the Irish Government take action to end to the Israeli attacks. (Takes 1 minute) 2. Email or … Continue reading

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