Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Education

Israel’s academic standing: mediocre and slipping

Dr. David Landy of Academics for Palestine and the IPSC looks at the latest Times HES survey of world university rankings which reveals some surprising truths about the state of the Israeli academy. One reason we are always told that we can never ever boycott Israel is because of its sterling academic reputation. Israel, we have heard on countless occasions, is a paragon of science, medicine and humanities. If we boycott Israel we’ll be boycotting the cutting-edgiest of high-tech, the most miraculous research in medicine, the inventors of… well, just about everything Well, it seems that such talk of Israeli … Continue reading

Video: Surveillance, Fear and Israeli Colonialism – Lecture by Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

On Wednesday 20th February 2013, the TCD Department of Sociology in collaboration with the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice at TCD hosted a public lecture, Surveillance, Fear and Israeli Colonialism by Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, a leading expert in the field of human rights and women’s rights in Israel/Palestine. Below is a video of what was a very interesting, challenging and often depressing presentation. Part One Part Two Video courtesy of Tommy Donnellan.

Video: ‘CRH and the Israeli Apartheid Wall Roadshow’ comes to Limerick

On Saturday March 10th the IPSC’s ‘CRH and the Israeli Apartheid Wall Roadshow’ came to Limerick for a street theatre event.  Members of the Limerick branch of the IPSC, as well as colleagues from the Dublin branch and friends from Clare and Galway, participated in the colourful event which attracted much attention from Limerick people. The street theatre event was designed to raise awareness of Irish company Cement Roadstone Holdings’ complicity in the building of the apartheid wall, declared illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004.  Hundreds of people signed a petition calling on: “CRH plc, to respect the … Continue reading

Report from Israeli Apartheid Week 2012

During the week of 20th to 27th February the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and other groups marked the 8th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week with a series of actions and awareness raising events in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Belfast. Dublin, Thur 23: Première of ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’ The IPSC was proud to present the Irish Premiere of the brand new film ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’, by film-makers Ana Nogueira & Eron Davidson,  a 90 minute documentary film looking at the current situation in Palestine through the lens of South African Apartheid; comparing the two regimes in a manner not flattering for … Continue reading

Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 (20 – 27 February)

UPDATE: Here is the full report from Israeli Apartheid Week 2012. Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events held across the globe. The aim is to educate people about the nature of Israeli apartheid against the Palestinian people and to build the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement locally and globally. Last year, IAW took place in over 60 cities across the globe and this year the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to again host a series of events in Ireland. IAW 2012 takes place following three years of incredible successes for the BDS movement on … Continue reading

Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 – Its coming…

Keep an eye on the IPSC website for details of the 8th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week, taking place in late February 2012. In the meantime, check out this video courtesy of the Never Before Campaign:

CRH Divestment Action: ‘Stall with the wall’ on Grafton St

On Saturday 12th November 2011, Dublin’s central shopping district Grafton Street saw the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign stage a virtual Israeli checkpoint highlighting the brutality and humiliation faced by Palestinians every day as they attempt to go about their daily lives. The IPSC were exposing the role Irish cement multinational CRH plays in the building of the illegal apartheid wall, checkpoints and settlements. In just a few hours we collected over 300 signatures for our petition calling on CRH to divest from it’s Israeli subsidiary the Mashav Group which owns Nesher cement. You can sign the petition online by clicking here. … Continue reading

The IPSC Online Store – Ideal for Christmas Gifts

Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than buying gifts for your loved ones and supporting the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign at the same time. Our online store has a whole range of gift ideas, from our ever popular Christmas cards and calendars, to football shirts and flags, to olive wood products from Bethlehem and of course books, DVDs and CDs. Stocks are always limited, so be sure to order early. You can pay via PayPal (even if you don’t have a PayPal account, you can still use a credit card) or with a cheque, … Continue reading

Paletsine Education – October 2011 Course Dates (Dublin & Belfast)

The ‘Promises’ development education course, presented by the Palestine Education Initiative, is running again this October 2011.   Start date for Course: Tuesday 11 October 2011   Venues and times:   Belfast:  7:00-9:00pm Peace House              224 Lisburn Road Facilitator: Richard Irvine BA, MA, PGCE 8 Sessions Cost: £80/£60 concession  Dublin:  6:30-8:30pm The Irish Aid Centre              27-31 Upper O’Connell Street Facilitator: Freda Hughes BA, PGCE 6 Sessions Cost: 80 Euros/ 60 Euros concession The Dublin course is maintaining the original six session format.  The Belfast one has been expanded to eight sessions.   “I feel I am now able to debate this issue with confidence,” … Continue reading

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