Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني


Report: Third National BDS Conference in Paletsine

On 17 December 2011, Palestinians gathered in the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank for the Third National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions  (BDS) Conference. The event took place against the backdrop of continuous Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, and a growing resistance against injustice worldwide as demonstrated by the Arab revolutions and the occupy movements.  Just minutes away from the conference venue, 500 Jewish settlers live under escort of the Israeli military in a colonial enclave in the middle of old Hebron, terrorizing local Palestinian residents on a daily basis, with the stated intent of driving them from … Continue reading

Palestinian civil society welcomes Agrexco liquidation, calls for celebration of this BDS victory

Press Release on behalf of the Palestinian Boycott National Committee (BNC) 12th September 2011 – Supporters of Palestinian rights claim victory as target Agrexco ordered into liquidation – Court papers warn that company is Israeli symbol whose downfall will have ‘wider implications’ – Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions National Committee (BNC) calls on the movement internationally to celebrate this victory and to intensify BDS campaigns Campaigners for Palestinian rights are celebrating after the primary Israeli agricultural produce export company Agrexco, which has been a key target of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in support of Palestinian rights, has been … Continue reading

BDS campaigners declare victory as international bidders for Agrexco drop out

* Previous Irish bidder Total Produce no longer looking to buy Agrexco * Clear pattern of boycotted companies entering financial crisis * Boycott campaign increases international pressure on Israel Palestinian Boycott National Commitee Press Release, 15 August 2011 It emerged Thursday that Irish company Total Produce was no longer in the running to buy troubled Israeli exporter Agrexco. The Irish fruit company dropped out of the running after pressure from Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigners, who had written because of Agrexco’s involvement in illegal West Bank settlements. BDS campaigners in Ireland reacted swiftly to a call by the BDS … Continue reading

UPDATED Action Alert: Write to Total Produce (Ireland) telling them not to buy Israeli company Agrexco

NOTE: TOTAL PRODUCE IS NOT IN THE FINAL RUNNING FOR THE PURCHASE OF AGREXCO, therefore letters are no longer necessary on that specific issue. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to write a letter, and of course there is no harm in writing to Total Produce demanding that they cease the importation of produce from Israel from which, according to their brochure (see image below), they source vegetables, stone fruit and salad items. Irish food company Total Produce is considering purchasing Agrexco , a notorious Israeli company complicit in Israel’s regime of occupation, colonisation and apartheid (see the … Continue reading

Palestinian civil society warns Irish company against purchase of Israeli exporter

Today, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign – on behalf of our partners the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), a Palestinian civil society coalition leading a global boycott Israel campaign – has urged Irish fresh produce company Total Produce not to purchase ailing Israeli exporter Agrexco. Note: You can take action on this issue by clicking here. The IPSC highlights a letter from the BNC to Total Produce published yesterday, in which the coalition details “Agrexco’s complicity with Israeli war crimes and illegal activities in the colonial settlements built on occupied Palestinian land”. Partly-owned by the Israeli government, Agrexco is responsible … Continue reading