Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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Emergency actions for Palestine this Saturday 12 July

As the death toll in Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza reaches 121, several actions have been called around Ireland taking place this Saturday. It’s important that as many people as possible turn out to show their solidarity with the Palestinians people under attack, their opposition to this latest round of brutal attacks on Gaza, and their anger at political inaction and media misreporting of the issue. EVENTS ON SATURDAY 12th July Dublin – 2pm @ The Spire, O’Connell Street Derry – 2pm @ Guildhall Square Limerick – 2pm @ Thomas Street Cork – 2pm @ Daunt Square The majority of … Continue reading

Pictures and Report: ‘It doesn’t take 20-20 vision to see apartheid’ protest at EU House

On June 8th 2014 the EU and Israel finally signed the Horizon 2020 association agreement which will allow Israel to be a party to the program that doles out research grants using EU taxpayer money. On Wednesday 18th June the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held a symbolic lunchtime protest outside the EU Commission office in Dublin to highlight opposition to Israel’s accession to this agreement. Any EU agreement with Israel should be opposed so long as Israel is an occupier of Palestinian lands and remains a serial human rights abuser and violator of international law. However, this agreement is particularly egregious … Continue reading

In Pictures: Protest in solidarity with mass Palestinian hunger strike

Members and supporters of the Campaign to Free Marwan Barghouthi and All Palestinian Political Prisoners and the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstrated outside the Dail last Thursday 12th June to mark the 50th day of a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli jails. Also present on the protest were several elected representatives including independent TDs John Halligan and Thomas Pringle, Sean Crowe TD, Dessie Ellis TD, Aengus O Snodaigh TD and Cllr. Mícheál Mac Donncha from Sinn Fein, the People Before Profit Alliance’s TD Richard Boyd Barrett and Cllr. Tina McVeigh, Joan Collins TD from United Left, independent Cllr. Cieran … Continue reading

April 17 – Palestinian Prisoners’ Day Events & Action Items (with added infographic)

Today, Thursday April 17th is Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, and to mark the occasion the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign will be hosting two events in Dublin – A vigil from 5-7pm outside St. Stephen’s Green to highlight private security firm G4S’ complicity with Israeli abuses in apartheid’s prison regime. (Click here for more info) and Two film screenings focusing on Palestinian child prisoners beginning at 7.30pm in the Pearse Centre on Pearse St; the Dublin premiere of  ‘Small Hands in Handcuffs’ & excerpts of ‘Stone Cold Justice’. (Click here for more info) Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories … Continue reading

Report: Palestinian Land Day 2014 commemorated and celebrated in Dublin

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

Report: Israeli Apartheid Week 2014

Between 1st and 8th March, Ireland took part in the 10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week with a series of events including meetings and protests organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). On Saturday 1st March, the Dublin IPSC branch of the kicked off  IAW with a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. We visited four city centre supermarkets, making consumers aware of their presence, the connection between these products and the occupation of Palestine and asking people to boycott them. We also handed in letters of protest to the management of each store, asking them to cease sticking Israeli goods. … Continue reading

In Pictures: “Stand up to racism, celebrate diversity” march in Dublin

Below are some pictures from today’s “Stand up to racism, celebrate diversity” march in Dublin, held to commemorate UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The IPSC was proud to be one of many supporting organisations of the demo, which was organsied by Anti Racism Network Ireland. It was great to see so many out today to saying ‘No to scapegoating of immigrants. No to racism. No to Islamophobia. No to anti-Semitism. And YES to diversity!’ The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination day was established in 1966 by the UN to mark the 1960 Sharpville massacre … 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: IPSC & TUFP at the Big March for a Fairer World in Belfast

On Saturday 15th June 2013, thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast to take part in the Big March for a Fairer World, organised by the ICTU as part of the Fairer World Festival in opposition to the G8 meeting taking place across the province in Enniskillen. The Belfast branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, along with the local Trade Union Friends of Palestine branch and many supporters from around the country marched as part of the ‘Palestine Bloc’, along with an impressive float. Afterwards, a successful film screening, with chat and delicious Palestinian food, took place in … Continue reading

In Pictures: Naksa Day lunchtime vigil at the Israeli Embassy

On Wednesday 5th June, the IPSC held a small symbolic vigil outside the Israeli Embassy in Dublin to commemorate Naksa Day. For Palestinians, Yawm an-Naksa – or ‘The Day of the Setback’ – marks the beginning of the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967. Since that time Palestinians in the occupied territories have faced a criminal regime of ethnic cleansing, colonistaion and apartheid at the hands of the Israeli state. Photos courtesy of Fatin Al Tamini

In Pictures: Moving galllery commemorates Al Nakba in Dublin

On Saturday 11 May 201  the IPSC in Dublin held a ‘Moving Gallery’ which saw people walk from St. Stephen’s Green to the Spire on O’Connell Street carrying large photographs from Al Nakba, Palestinian flags and a giant key – the symbol of Palestinian refugees’ right of return to their homeland. The event  commemorated what Palestinians call Nakba Day which marks the 65thanniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) which saw the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians, forcibly uprooted from their homeland in an act of ethnic cleansing that facilitated the foundation of the State of Israel. Photos courtesy of Fatin … Continue reading

Report: Hunger for Justice relay hunger strike in solidarity with Samer Issawi ongoing in Cork

Invoking the memory of former mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney, the Cork branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has symbolically joined Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi in his hunger strike for justice. Having collectively fasted for 24 hours on Saturday 20th April at a gathering in St. Patrick’s Street, members of Cork IPSC have started on a ‘hunger strike relay’, where each person will fast for 24 hours before handing the hunger baton to another member or supporter. (If you would like to get involved in the relay, please contact cork@ipsc.ie) A statement from Cork IPSC said: “The people of Cork … Continue reading

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