Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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Gaza Conflict: Israeli impunity must end (IPSC Briefing Document)

When Seanad Eireann was recalled to discuss the issue of Gaza on July 31st, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign issued the following briefing document to all Senators, and subsequently to all TDs and MEPs. As an organisation that has played a key role in mobilising thousands of people around the country to get active on this issue, we invite everyone to read and share the document as it outlines our view of the crisis and the political steps necessary to help bring justice to the Palestine-Israel region. The document explores and addresses eleven of the most common misconceptions about the conflict, … Continue reading

Take Action: Write to politicians and demand Irish government action

Dear supporters, following on from the Seanad recall debate on Gaza on Thursday 31st July, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan made it clear that Ireland would not support any meaningful concrete action aimed at ending either the Israeli onslaught on Gaza or Israeli impunity in general. We find this very disappointing, as Ireland has supported sanctions on other countries in the past. We are asking those of you who find this situation unacceptable – especially after the Irish abstention in the vote at the UN Human Rights Council – to write to the following people. Below we provide … Continue reading

Dublin City Council motion calls for end to attacks on Gaza and Administrative Detention, and for arms embargo & trade sanctions on Israel

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed Dublin City Council’s unanimous passing of a motion calling for an end to both the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza in which at least 184 Palestinian have been killed and the Israeli-imposed illegal siege of the coastal strip, as well as calling upon the Irish government to push for an arms embargo and trade sanctions on Israel.  The motion also condemned the use of Administrative Detention, a form of internment without trial, by the Israeli state. The full text of the motion is below. At the start of the meeting, councillors observed a … Continue reading

As death toll in Gaza rises to 172, Palestine campaigners call on Minister Flanagan to push for Israel sanctions

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign has written to the new Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, asking him to call for sanctions to be imposed on Israel as a result of its latest assault on Gaza. The letter, asking Minister Flanagan to try to safeguard innocent Palestinian civilians and take action to end Israeli impunity, was sent as the death toll from Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ rose to 172. Human rights organisations, including the internationally respected Palestinian Center for Human Rights, report that civilians have borne the brunt of this assault; 137 of the fatalities are civilians, including at least … Continue reading

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

ECCP calls for Ashton to hold Israel into account for its breaches of international law

The below letter was sent by the European Coordination Committee for Palestine (ECCP), a network of associations, NGOs, committees and solidarity groups acting for Palestine of which the IPSC is a member, to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton. === To the attention of Catherine Ashton – High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission: Brussels, July 10th, 2014 Madam the High Representative, The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP) – a network of 50 European committees, organizations, NGOs and international … 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

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

IPSC Foreign Affairs Submission: review of Ireland’s foreign policy approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

On February 4th 2014 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign made a 14-page submission to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s ‘Review of Ireland’s Foreign Policy and External Relations’. You can read the IPSC submission ‘A review of Ireland’s foreign policy approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’ by clicking here.   Background In Decemeber 2013 the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: “invited [people] to have your say on what our foreign policy priorities and goals should be” [and that] “submissions can address any issue related to Ireland’s foreign policy which they consider to be of relevance“ As the Department also … Continue reading

Action Item: Have your say on Irish Foreign Policy

The Irish government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is soliciting individual contributions for a “review of Ireland’s Foreign Policy and External Relations”. Note: The CLOSING DATE is 5pm on Tuesday 4th February. According to the Department website: “you are invited to have your say on what our foreign policy priorities and goals should be”.  Further, it states that “Individuals making a submission can address any issue related to Ireland’s foreign policy which they consider to be of relevance, including any not explicitly raised in this document“ As the Department also believes that “respect for and the promotion of human … Continue reading

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