Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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Watch: ‘Life in Palestine’ 2018 calendar launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin

On Friday 10th November, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha officially launched the 2018 ‘Life in Palestine’ calendar produced by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Also speaking were Ms. Jilan Abdalmajid, Deputy Head of the Mission of the State of Palestine to Ireland, IPSC Chairperson Ms. Fatin Al Tamimi, and Jim Bowen from the IPSC’s Cork Branch. TO BUY THE CALENDAR CLICK HERE — https://www.ipsc.ie/store The theme of this year’s calendar is ‘Life in Palestine’, and every month explores a different aspect of the lives of ordinary Palestinians, and the difficulties and injustices they face living under Israeli’s … Continue reading

The Palestine Podcast #21: Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’

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#21 – Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’ [2017-05-17] – (Download here) INFO: To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was honoured to present Palestinian academic and refugee rights activist Kholoud Ajarma, who spoke in the Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday 17th May 2017. Kholoud’s talk, ‘Inheriting Nakba: four generations of … Continue reading

Speaking Tour: Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’ (13 – 20 May)

To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to present Palestinian academic and refugee Kholoud Ajarma. She will speak in the following locations. Cork – Mon 15 May, 7:30pm: The Quay Co-op, 24 Sullivan’s Quay Limerick – Tue 16 May, 8pm: Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street Dublin – Wed 17 May, 7:30pm: Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place Derry – Thur 18 May, 7pm: Unison Hall, Clarendon Street Omagh – Fri 19 May, 7:30pm: Omagh Community House, 2 Drumragh Ave Portadown – Sat 20 May, 2:30pm: Drumcree Community Centre, Ashgrove Road Kholoud’s talk, ‘Inheriting Nakba: … Continue reading

Volunteering in Palestine: A report from the 15th Lajee Center International Summer Camp

As a strong supporter of the work of the Lajee Center in Aida refugee camp in occupied Palestine, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is happy to publish below a report back from the centre’s latest summer volunteer work camp from an Irishman who took part.  The author would like to return to Aida in the future, therefore to reduce the risk of being denied re-entry by Israeli official, we have published this piece anonymously. The 15th Lajee Center International Summer Camp The Lajee Center’s 15th international summer camp brought over thirty volunteers to the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem between the … Continue reading

Impunity to kill: Six Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces in less than a fortnight

Yesterday, as media outlets focused on the outcome of the elections in Israel, it was business as usual in Israeli-occupied Palestine. Two Palestinians lost their lives at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces, bringing to six the number of young Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the past fortnight alone. These deaths have gone largely unreported in the Irish media and Israeli aggression continues apace. The Israeli government and its military continue to kill, maim and destroy lives and livelihoods with impunity, unchecked by the international community. Yesterday, 23rd January 2013, Lubna Munir Hanash, a young 22-year-old Palestinian woman … Continue reading

Mairead Maguire: “This Christmas, remember Palestine’s Christians”

Recently, the Israeli Embassy in Ireland posted a “thought for Christmas” its Facebook page to the effect that if Jesus Christ and his mother Mary alive today, they would be “lynched in Bethlehem by hostile Palestinians.” As Christians all over the world prepare to celebrate Christmas, we should also remember what that little town of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born over 2,000 years ago, looks like today. These are distressing times for the Christians of the Holy Land, as revealed by a South African ecumenical delegation who were “traumatized” during an Advent visit to Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem and East … Continue reading

Not just for Christmas, and not just on Facebook – Israel’s racism and hostility towards Palestinians

A “thought for Christmas”, posted by the Israeli Embassy in Dublin on its official Facebook page this week, said that if Jesus Christ and his mother Mary were alive today they would “probably end up being lynched in Bethlehem by hostile Palestinians”. After an outcry and backlash at the racism on display, the post in question was removed and replaced with a mealy-mouthed apology. Subsequently, the entire ‘Israel in Ireland’ Facebook page was removed, at least temporarily. However, for those familiar with Israeli policy and public statements by official Israeli spokespeople and politicians, such derogatory words and overt displays of … Continue reading