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Palestine Podcast #43: ‘Palestinians in Israel: Between Dispossession and Discrimination’

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#43 – Sawsan Zaher, Amir Abo Kweder and Omar Shakir on ‘Palestinians in Israel: Between Dispossession and Discrimination’ [2020-06-17] – (Download here) INFO: In this episode of the Palestine Podcast, Sawsan Zaher, Amir Abo Kweder and Omar Shakir discuss the experience of the Palestinian Citizens of the Israel. They are those who managed survive the 1947-49 Nakba and stayed inside what would … Continue reading

IPSC Statement: On Land Day Palestine stands on the brink of unimaginable tragedy

Dear members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), we hope that you and your loved ones are doing as well as you can be in these very difficult and uncertain times, we are thinking of you and send our best wishes to you all. Today we commemorate Palestinian Land Day, which marks the date in 1976 when Palestinian citizens of Israel were gunned down, six of them murdered, while protesting for their rights – and also marks the second anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza. Sadly, four decades later those rights are still to be … Continue reading

Irish Government demand for compensation from Israel praised by Palestinian rights campaigners

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed news in the Israeli press that Ireland is one of eight EU countries demanding compensation from Israel for the destruction and theft of EU-funded humanitarian infrastructure in occupied Palestine. A report in Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz noted that: “Eight European Union countries wrote an official protest letter to Israel, demanding over €30,000 ($35,400) in compensation for confiscating and demolishing structures and infrastructure which the countries had built in Area C of the West Bank, which is under full Israeli control …  Belgium was leading the move. The other countries involved in drafting the … 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

#SaveSusiya Action Item: Contact the Irish Govt over the plan to demolish Susiya village!

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign sent the following letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlies Flanagan TD, concerning the Israeli plan to demolish the Palestinian village of Susiya near Hebron, and forcibly relocate its Bedouin residents to Yatta. We ask our supporters to themselves contact the Minister and ask that the Irish government speaks out against the plan, and takes action to stop both the demolition, and Israel’s ongoing violations of human rights and international law. You can email the Minister at charles.flanagan@oir.ie or call (01) 408 2000. Mr Charles Flanagan, TD Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade … 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

In Pictures: #StopPrawerPlan actions in Ireland on 30.11.13

Some photos from the #StopPrawerPlan actions held around Ireland in Cork, Dublin and Limerick on Saturday 30th November 2013, as part of the international Day of Rage called for by Palestinian activists. The so-called Prawer Plan envisions the forced displacement of up to tens of thousands indigenous Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel from their ancestral land in the Naqab (Negev) desert in southern Israel and their removal to reservations, while the land is given over for the exclusive use of Israeli Jews. If implemented, the Prawer Plan will see the biggest act of Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestinians since 1967. … 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

Cork Palestine Week: A week of events to remember the 1947 partition of Palestine

To commemorate the 1947 partition of Palestine, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Cork is proud to host a unique week of events starting on Monday 25th November. Mon 25 – Thur 28 Nov 4-Day Film Screening: Al Nakba by Rawan Damen (Parts I – IV) Different Venue in UCC each Day at 1pm – See link for details More info – click here Wed 27 Nov “…for the day after…”: A talk on Gaza by Desmond Travers Metropole Hotel, Cork City at 8pm More info – click here Thur 28 Nov “Reflections on a Voyage among the Dispossessed”: A talk … Continue reading

In Pictures and Video: IPSC #StopPrawer demo in Dublin

On Thursday 1st August, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will held a demonstration at The Spire on O’Connell Street in Dublin to protest Israel’s biggest planned act of ethnic cleansing since 1967, as part of an international day of action called for by Palestinians. 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 townships. The aim of this act is to remove the Bedouin from the land so it can be utilised for ‘Jewish … 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 eamon.gilmore@oireachtas.ie and cc to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs foreignaffairs@oireachtas.ie. Alternatively you can use the postal address ‘Department of Foreign … Continue reading

Stop the Prawer Plan, Stop the Ethnic Cleansing in the Naqab – IPSC Letter to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore

Dear Minister Gilmore, We in the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign are writing to bring to your attention the situation facing the Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel. The Israeli government is in the process of passing into law the so-called ‘Prawer Plan’. If implemented, the plan will see tens of thousands (estimates vary between 30,000 and 70,000) of Bedouin citizens forcibly displaced from their ancestral homelands in the Naqab (Negev) desert, and forced into a series of ‘Bedouin townships’. Were such an action to take place, it would be the largest act of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Israeli state since … Continue reading

Prawer Plan is Israel’s biggest act of ethnic cleansing since 1967

“The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) strongly condemns the Israeli ‘Prawer Plan’, which will dispossess and expel the indigenous Palestinian Bedouin inhabitants of the Naqab (Negev) Desert and resettle the area with Jewish residents, in the state’s biggest act of ethnic cleansing since 1967,” IPSC Chairperson Matrin O’Quigley said today, calling it “a racist act, pure and simple”. Under the current regime almost half the Bedouin population of the Naqab (40,000 people) live in 35 villages on ancestral land that constitutes less than 5% of the total area. The majority of these villages pre-date the establishment of the Israeli state, yet Israel … Continue reading

EU decision on agreements with Israel welcome, but doesn’t go far enough

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign tentatively welcomed the EU decision reported yesterday that from 2014 any future agreements between Israel and the European Union will have to “unequivocally and explicitly indicate their inapplicability to the territories occupied by Israel in 1967”. Furthermore, according to an Israeli official quoted in Haaretz, such agreements will be consequent on Israel recognising “in writing that the West Bank [and East Jerusalem] settlements are not part of Israel”. IPSC Chairperson Martin O’Quigley said, that “after an initial reading of the guidelines, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign tentatively welcomes this decision. We sincerely hope, and will push for, … Continue reading

Discriminatory Prawer Plan to evict tens of thousands of Bedouins from their communities in the Negev

Statement by the ECCP, Brussels, 12th July 2013: The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law regulating the resettlement of Bedouins in the Negev, by which tens of thousands of Bedouins will be expelled from their homes, villages and lands, and concentrated in several more townships to be founded at sites of villages recognized for this purpose. Under the Prawer Plan it is estimated that some 30,000 to 40,000 people in at least 25 of the unrecognized Bedouin villages would be forcibly relocated. This is the largest attempted eviction of a native Palestinian population by Israel in … Continue reading

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