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The Palestine Podcast #15: Prof. Jeff Halper on ‘War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification’

The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#15 – Prof. Jeff Halper on ‘War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification’ [2016-01-21] – (Download here) INFO: Professor Jeff Halper launched his new book, ‘War against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification’ in Dublin on Thursday 21st January 2016. It was hosted by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign as part of the End The Irish Arms Trade … Continue reading

Israel’s system of permanent violence: The new Palestinian uprising in context

There has been an upsurge of violence in the Palestine-Israel region since October 1st. Settler attacks on Palestinians, which had been running at between 50 and 80 per month, have surged to over 120 attacks in the first week of October. These attacks include firebombings, shootings, burning crops and stoning houses – often under the protection of the army.[1] Israeli army and police have brutally attacked West Bank Palestinian demonstrators, with over 1,300 people injured by live and rubber-coated bullets. Against this background of widespread colonial violence against Palestinians, condemned by human rights groups like Amnesty International, there have been … Continue reading

1 Minute Action for Palestine: Sign the petition to End the Irish Arms Trade With Israel

Three weeks ago we launched the End the Irish Arms Trade with Israel campaign at a press conference in Dublin. Since then we’ve seen support for the campaign grow from many sectors of Irish society with public figures, politicians and political organisations, academics and intellectuals, trade unions and trade unionists, human rights activists and NGOs along with thousands of ordinary Irish citizens and residents, all signing up to be endorsers of this campaign. We’re now asking YOU to sign up if you haven’t done so already. It only takes ONE MINUTE to sign the petition online by clicking the link … Continue reading

Campaign update: 5,000 say no to the Irish Arms Trade With Israel – let’s make it 10k!

The petition calling for an end to the Irish arms trade with Israel has reached 5,000 signatures after five months – 2,000 online and another 3,000 physical signatures – that’s an average of 1,000 people signing up every month since the campaign was launched! Some of those who have now signed up include Robert Ballagh, Dr Raymond Deane; Dr Ronit Lentin; Richard Boyd Barrett TD; Joan Collins TD; Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD; Martin Ferris TD; Sandra McLellan TD; Paul Murphy TD; Joe Higgins TD; Ruth Coppinger TD; Clare Daly TD; Thomas Pringle TD; Seamus Healy TD; Catherine Murphy TD; Maureen … Continue reading

Israel 2015: A government of extremists in charge of an-out-of control military (New IPSC Briefing Paper)

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has distributed the following important and informative new briefing paper to members of the Oireachtas, members of the European Parliament and members of local Irish councils. Titled Israel 2015: A government of extremists in charge of an-out-of control military, the paper is an in-depth investigation the extremist nature of the new Israeli government, the shocking views of its leading members, and the appalling recent record of the Israeli occupation forces in Gaza. Finally the document makes a series of recommendations that we believe the Irish government must take to help ensure that Israel is held to … Continue reading

Irish arms trade with Israel criticised in the Irish parliament

Independent TD Clare Daly, and Sinn Fein’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn raised the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s campaign to end the Irish arms trade with Israel in the Dail (Irish parliament) last Thursday 25th June. Unfortunately, Minister for Defence Simon Coveney’s answer is merely the same tired old sloganeering about “a lasting peace process and a lasting solution” seemingly without being willing to take any concrete, meaningful action whatsoever to advance such an outcome. Decades of treating both the the coloniser and the colonised as ‘equals’ in a ‘conflict’ has produced nothing but an entrenchment of Israeli colonialism. It’s time for a … Continue reading

Taoiseach says shocking Israeli government statements not aimed at bringing about peace: Campaigners urge sanctions on Israel

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed An Taoiseach [Irish Prime Minister] Enda Kenny’s statement that shocking anti-Palestinian statements by members of the new Israeli cabinet are “not part of a philosophy of a democratic government working to bring about peace”. However, the IPSC remains disappointed; despite this recognition of the true character of the Netanyahu administration, the Irish government continues to refuse to implement any meaningful sanctions on Israel thereby allowing it to continue acting with impunity towards Palestinians. By not implementing sanctions our government is tacitly permitting Israel’s commission of human rights and international law violations. Responding to … Continue reading

Inquiry finds Israel guilty of targetting UN shelters and schools in Gaza – Take action to end the arms trade with Israel now

A secret inquiry by the United Nations, parts of which have been leaked to the public, says that Israel was “responsible for striking seven United Nations sites used as civilian shelters” during its assault on Gaza last summer. The report highlights once again the absolute necessity of imposing an arms embargo on Israel, thereby ending the Irish arms trade with this rogue state. Parts of the report, leaked to the Guardian newspaper, state that: * Israel was responsible for striking seven United Nations sites used as civilian shelters during the 2014 Gaza war in which 44 Palestinians died and 227 … Continue reading

DCI report shows Israel ‘directly targeted’ Palestinian children and violates IHL: Another reason to the end the Irish arms trade with Israel

In the latest of literally thousands of such reports dating back over decades, this week Defence For Children International produced a report entitled ‘Operation Protective Edge: A War Waged on Gaza’s Children’. The findings of the report merely add more weight to the call for an arms embargo on Israel and an end to the Irish arms trade with this rogue state. The report “found overwhelming and repeated evidence of international humanitarian law violations committed by Israeli forces. These included direct attacks on children, and indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilian homes, schools, and residential neighbourhoods”, that “Israel, the world’s … Continue reading

Barclays bank no longer listed as Elbit Systems shareholder

British high street bank Barclays is no longer listed as a shareholder in Elbit Systems, the major Israeli military company that manufactures drones used in Israel’s attacks on Palestinians and helps Israel build its illegal Apartheid wall. The news follows a high profile campaign launched after Barclays emerged as the named owner of $2.9 million worth of shares in Elbit. More than 1.7 million people signed a petition organised by Avaaz calling on Barclays to divest from Elbit Systems and campaigners have occupied and protested at bank branches across the Britain and the north of Ireland. On November 28 last year, campaigners held occupations and protests at more than 15 Barclays branches across … Continue reading

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