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Palestine Podcast #54: Palestinian Museums, Museums for Palestine

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#54 – Palestinian Museums, Museums for Palestine’ with Faisal Saleh and Salim Abuthaher [2020-11-10] – (Download here) INFO: In this episode of the Palestine Podcast we invite you to listen to a fascinating discussion on how Palestinian museums, in both Palestine and the diaspora, operate politically and culturally to open up new imaginations and social futures for Palestine and the Palestinians. The … Continue reading

Watch: Palestinian Stories #4: Mohammad the Cartoonist

In the fourth of our Palestinian Stories short video series, we hear from Mohammad, a Palestinian cartoonist, artist and former political prisoner from the West Bank. Mohammad asks us in the West to reflect on the difficulties of our lives over the past number of months in lockdown, and then to imagine how much worse life is for Palestinians, especially political prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s jails. All images © Mohammad Sabaaneh: http://www.sabaaneh.com/ Music: Karloma – The White Nile, from ‘Palestinian Sounds’ (Yabous Productions, 2001) Palestinian Stories is a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of Palestinians … Continue reading

Over 240 Irish & International artists urge end to Israel’s siege of Gaza amid COVID-19 pandemic

Mary Black, Liam Cunningham, Christy Moore, Stephen Rea, Lankum, Frances Black, Colm Tóibín and over 240 others back Amnesty International’s call for a military embargo on Israel “until it fully complies with its obligations under international law” and for the rights of Palestinian refugees to be upheld. Irish cultural figures Mary Black, Lankum, Liam Cunningham, Sinéad Cusack, Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Stephen Rea, Kevin Barry, Emer Martin, Frances Black, Anne Enright and Colm Tóibín are among more than 240 musicians, actors, filmmakers, authors and others calling for an end to Israel’s siege of the Gaza Strip amid the coronavirus crisis. … Continue reading

Watch: Palestinian Stories #3 – Aziz the Qanun Player from Gaza

In the third of our Palestinian Stories short video series, we hear from Aziz, a young Palestinian from Gaza who now lives in Ireland. Aziz speaks of how he was excited to come to Ireland and how he has adapted to his new life here – and talks of the enjoyment he feels when sharing Palestinian culture through music and dance with Irish people. Palestinian Stories is a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of Palestinians living in places from Bethlehem to Beirut to Blanchardstown. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR MORE VIDEOS LIKE THIS.

Watch: Palestinian Stories #1 – Reem the Embroider from Gaza

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of Palestinians living in places from Bethlehem to Beirut to Blanchardstown. In our first video, we hear from Reem, a young woman from the besieged Gaza Strip who moved to Ireland two years ago. She maintains her connection to her homeland through the art of Palestinian embroidery, and finds hope in the solidarity Irish people show with the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice, equality and return. Palestinian Stories is a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of … Continue reading

Naila and the Uprising: Film Tour to mark International Women’s Day

Between 4th and 12th March you are invited to attend one of our nationwide special screenings of the highly acclaimed Palestinian documentary film ‘Naila and the Uprising’. All screenings of the film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the film’s producer Rula Salameh. Wed 4 – DCU, Henry Grattan Building, 6pm Thur 5 – Wexford, Wexford Artist Hub, 7pm Fri 6 – Derry, Museum of Free Derry, 7pm Sat 7 – Portadown, Drumcree Community Centre, 1pm Sat 7 – Belfast, James Connolly Visitor Centre, 5pm Sun 8 – Dublin, Liberty Hall Theatre, 3pm Mon 9 – Cork, … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #34: Selma Dabbagh & Basma Ghalayini on ‘Palestine +100: Stories from a Century After the Nakba’

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#34 – Selma Dabbagh & Basma Ghalayini on ‘Palestine +100: Stories from a Century After the Nakba’ [2019-11-06] – (Download here) INFO: On Wednesday 6th November 2019 in Trinity College Dublin, ‘Palestine +100: Stories From a Century After The Nakba’, the first ever anthology of Palestinian science fiction, was launched by Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh and editor Basma Ghalayini. The book poses … Continue reading

Celebrate Palestinian Culture & Solidarity This November!

Every year the 29th November is celebrated as UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This year, in the week leading up to it, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has organised a series of events focusing on traditional Palestinian culture and it’s role in resisting apartheid, occupation, and exile. We hope you will be able to make it along to some of all of these special events: At lunchtime on Tuesday 26th November we are hosting an exhibition and workshop focusing on the art of Palestinian embroidery, featuring an expert embroider from Gaza. It will take place in The … Continue reading

Watch: IPSC at Dublin’s Alternative Pride 2019

On Saturday 29th June 2019 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) participated in the first ‘Pride Alternative’ event in Dublin. The event was established in protest at the increasing corporatisation of the Dublin Pride parade, and the associated pinkwashing of deeply problematic companies and institutions. IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi delivered a speech at the rally about the reasons the IPSC was supporting the event, and about Israel’s cynical use of pinkwashing to mask it’s oppression of the Palestinian people. Below is a video and the text of that speech. In solidarity with our friends in Queer Action Ireland, who have … Continue reading

Over 30 Irish Anti-Apartheid veterans call for Irish Eurovision boycott

In an Open Letter published in today’s Irish Times, 32 veterans of the Irish movement against South African apartheid have called for an Irish boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest due to be held in Israel next week, comparing Israel to Apartheid-era South Africa. It is the latest move in the Irish Campaign to Boycott Eurovision 2019 in Apartheid Israel. The signatories to the letter include renowned Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strikers Mary Manning and Karen Gearon, former Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement (IAAM) Gary Kilgallen, Rafique Mottiar and Louise Asmal respectively. Further signatories comprise 10 former … Continue reading

#BoycottEurovision: Apartheid Free Eurovision Events in Ireland

In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Eurovision 2019 in Apartheid Israel, a whole range of Apartheid Free Eurovision events have been planned around the world – not least here at home in Ireland. So this year, give the Eurovision a miss and come to one of these amazing events instead. You won’t regret it! Tuesday 14th May DUBLIN: BYOB Anti-Apartheid Eurovision Fundraiser for Aida Youth Center (SJP) – 6pm, Jigsaw, Belvedere Court, D1 Saturday 18th May – Eurovision Night! DUBLIN: Palestine – You’re a Vision: Alternative Eurovision Night (PalFest) – 8pm, The Rigside … Continue reading

Petition: Sarah McTernan – Please Don’t Go to Eurovision 2019 in Apartheid Israel

Ireland must play no part in the art-washing of Israeli oppression, and we are asking the Irish entrant Sarah McTernan not to perform at Eurovision 2019 in Apartheid Israel. Palestinian artists, journalists and civil society groups have asked international artists of conscience to boycott the 2019 Eurovision due to be staged in Israel, due to Israel’s “regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid” which is “shamelessly using Eurovision as part of its official ‘Brand Israel’ strategy”. In solidarity with this call from the oppressed Palestinian people we ask you to sign this petition. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION ASKING … Continue reading

In open letter to Sarah McTernan LGBTQ+ activists call for Irish Eurovision Boycott

Today, 16th April 2019, an open letter from LGBTQ+ campaigners calling for Irish singer Sarah McTernan to boycott the Eurovision in Apartheid Israel was published by Gay Community News, Ireland’s leading LGBTQ+ magazine and news website. Signatories to the letter include Ailbhe Smith, Senators David Norris and Fintan Warfield, GLEN founders Cathal Kerrigan and Kieran Rose, poet Sarah Clancy and academics Mary McAuliffe, Ursula Barry and Tina O’Toole. The authors inform Sarah McTernan of Israel’s use of ‘pinkwashing,’ which they describe as a “PR tactic used by Israel which cynically exploits support for LGBTQIA people to whitewash its oppression of … Continue reading

Eurovision: The Questions RTÉ Refuse to Answer

Last month, as news began to emerge of how the Israeli state was planning to politicise and militarise the Eurovision Song Contest, the Irish Campaign to Boycott Eurovision 2019 in Apartheid Israel wrote to RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster, with a series of questions regarding how these manoeuvres were going to be dealt with. Almost a month later, and despite following up, RTÉ have refused to respond. What steps are RTÉ taking to ensure that the Irish act chosen for this year will not perform for soldiers from the Israeli military? It should be absolutely unthinkable that the national Irish broadcaster … Continue reading

Eurovision boycott debate on tonight’s Late Late Show – Join the online action!

We in the Irish Campaign to Boycott Eurovison 2019 in Apartheid Israel have just found out that there will be a debate on the Eurovision on tonight’s Late Late Show on RTÉ One. For some reason RTÉ have not invited any representative from the boycott campaign to the debate, and instead will have a 2 to 1 stacked panel, with former Eurovision winner Linda Martin and actor – and propagandist for Israel’s apartheid regime – Rory Cowan arguing against a boycott, while well-known singer and human rights advocate Mary Coughlan will be the sole voice arguing in favour. Sarah McTernan, … Continue reading

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