Today, November 29th, is International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, and we in the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) send greetings of solidarity from Ireland to Palestinians everywhere as they struggle for their freedom and self-determination. The UN chose this day, 29th November, to mark the shameful day in 1947 when the UN voted to partition Palestine against the wishes of the indigenous people – an act that would lead to the ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 Palestinians during the Nakba (catastrophe) between 1947 and 1949. 70 years on, Palestinians continue to suffer the disastrous consequences of that imperial … 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
On March 30th the ‘Protocol Committee’ of Dublin City Council voted unanimously to fly the Palestinian flag from Dublin’s City Hall between 15 May and early June 2017, in what Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi called “a heartening gesture of solidarity“. This historic decision was greeted with joy and appreciation by Palestinians in Ireland, in Palestine and in the diaspora. However, the decision has still to be ratified at the next full meeting of Dublin City Council which will be held on Monday 8th May – it is not a sure thing, and your help is needed! … Continue reading
On Thursday 16th April the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a solidarity action for Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails at the top of Grafton Street. For an hour members and supporters, including many from the Palestinian community stood with placards, banners and flags in very effective visual display to get the message out to the public about the appalling plight of the Palestinian prisoners. Palestinian Prisoners’ Day is April 17 every year, however due to this falling on a Friday this year, we are staged our event on April 16th to reach as many people on the late shopping … Continue reading
Today, Sunday 30th March, is Palestinian Land Day! To commemorate and celebrate Palestinian resistance to Israel’s ongoing land expropriation, colonisation, occupation and apartheid, yesterday afternoon the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign brought some Palestinian culture to the streets of Dublin, performing the Dabka, the traditional Palestinian style of dancing (similar to Irish set dancing) to the GPO. Palestinians, Irish and internationals gave it socks, danicng all afternoon! What is Land Day? On 30th March 1976 Israeli military forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel. These young men were among thousands protesting the Israeli government’s expropriation of Palestinian land. The tragic … Continue reading
Event Report: ‘The Life & Work of Naji Al Ali’ Exhibition with Robert Ballagh, Khalid Al Ali and William Parry
To mark International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, on Friday 29th November the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was proud to host a unique evening exploring how Palestinians and internationals use art as a method of both cultural and political resistance to Israeli occupation, apartheid and colonialism. The event took place in the Pearse Centre, an historic dublin building which was the birthplace of Padraig and Willie Pearse, two Irish revolutionaries who were executed by the British military for their part in the 1916 Easter Rising. By 7.15 the venue was full to capacity and, unfortunately, we had to begin … Continue reading
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
(13-17 May) Mousa Abu Maria speaking tour: The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe (Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Dublin)
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to present a speaking tour featuring Palestinian activist, farmer and former political prisoner Mousa Abu Maria. Mousa will visit Belfast (Mon 13), Cork (Wed 15), Limerick (Thur 16) and Dublin (Fri 17), and be speaking on the topic of ‘The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe’, to commemorate Nakba Week. The full itinerary is below: MON 13 MAY – BELFAST: Nakba Day Meeting with Mousa Abu Maria & Stephen McCloskey (7.30pm, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, 45/47 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FG) WED 15 MAY – CORK: Palestinian Nakba – The Ongoing Catastrophe: Dervla … Continue reading
Palestinian Prisoners’ Day Action, The Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin on Thursday 18th April 2013. Click here to read the leaflet we distributed to the public (PDF) Photos courtesy of Fatin Al Tamimi.
Commemorating Al Nakba, Celebrating Palestine: Music and poetry tour in Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Derry.
A major tour of Palestinian and Arab artists, with some local support, is to take place in Ireland between the 17th and 20th May, featuring cultural concerts in Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Derry. Billed as “Commemorating Al Nakba; Celebrating Palestine”, the tour will feature two renowned Palestinians, poet Rafeef Ziadah and singer Terez Sliman. Also joining them will be acclaimed Lebanese-Australian singer-songwriter Phil Mansour (Please ‘Like’ the tour’s Facebook Page here for updates and info). The tour will visit the following locations: Thursday 17th May – Cork: The Pavilion, Carey’s Lane, Doors 8pm. Entry €8 / €5 concession. More info … Continue reading