Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Event Report

In Pictures: Nakba 68 Protest in Dublin

On Saturday 14th May 2016 the IPSC held a march and ‘Moving Gallery’ to commemorate the Palestinian Nakba. Gathering at St. Stephen’s Green a large crowd marched down Grafton Street, around College Green over O’Connell Bridge and ended near the Jim Larkin statue outside the GPO on O’Connell Street. Protestors carried large photographs from Al Nakba, Palestinian and black mourning flags, and a giant key symbolising the Palestinian right of return to their homeland denied them by the State of Israel for 68 years. You can read the leaflet we handed out by clicking here (PDF). The event commemorated what … Continue reading

Portadown IPSC protests major food processor’s trade with Israel

IPSC members and supporters in Portadown handed in a formal letter of protest on Thursday evening (May 12th) to the main production plant of Wilson’s Country, based at Carn industrial estate on the outskirts of the town, objecting to the company’s decision to recommence the importation of Israeli produce. A short protest was held at the main entrance of the firm and placards urging the boycott of Israeli produce were erected along the perimeter fence of the six acre site. The protest is part of wider Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) efforts aimed at businesses which trade directly with Israel. The … Continue reading

In pictures: Raising awareness for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day

Today, April 17th, is Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Yesterday IPSC branches in Dublin and Portadown hosted information stalls dedicated to the issue of political prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s jails – where torture and other physical and psychological ill treatment, denial of visitation rights, terrible food and appalling conditions are routine. Since 1967 Israeli has imprisoned over 800,000 Palestinians – around 1/4 of the male population in the OPT – and currently holds over 7,640 political prisoners, including 700 internees, 68 women and 420 children, the youngest being a 12-year-old girl. All are treated with the same callousness regardless of age or … Continue reading

From BDS to Cultural Awareness: A report from Israeli Apartheid Week

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was once again proud to be hosting a series of events in Ireland to mark 12 years of Israeli Apartheid Week. IAW is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, performances, films, multimedia displays and protest actions) held in cities and campuses across the globe. Each year, Israeli Apartheid Week – an annual international series of events – takes place across more than 150 universities and cities. It aims to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project and apartheid policies towards the Palestinian peoples and to build support for the growing campaign of Boycott, … Continue reading

Hugely successful cultural evening in Dublin marks international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people

To mark the annual UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Sunday 29th November 2015, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), The New Theatre and Connolly Books were proud and honoured to present a hugely successful Palestinian Culture Night in Dublin. The evening saw hundreds of people packing the two floors in the venue to experience an amazing evening of delicious food, magical music, moving poetry and sombre prose, culminating in a full house screening of ‘When I Saw You’, an award-winning drama film set in 1967, by Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir. The date also represented the 14th … Continue reading

Volunteering in Palestine: A report from the 15th Lajee Center International Summer Camp

As a strong supporter of the work of the Lajee Center in Aida refugee camp in occupied Palestine, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is happy to publish below a report back from the centre’s latest summer volunteer work camp from an Irishman who took part.  The author would like to return to Aida in the future, therefore to reduce the risk of being denied re-entry by Israeli official, we have published this piece anonymously. The 15th Lajee Center International Summer Camp The Lajee Center’s 15th international summer camp brought over thirty volunteers to the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem between the … Continue reading

In Pictures: Nakba 67 commemoration in Dublin

To mark the 67th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, on Saturday 16th May 2014 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign will held a ‘Nakba Moving Gallery’ on Saturday 16th May. Over 100 people – Palestinians, Irish and other nationalities – assembled at at the Grafton Street entrance to St. Stephen’s Green and walked to the Spire on O’Connell Street. Carrying large photographs from Al Nakba, Palestinian flags, and a giant key – symbolising the Palestinian right of return to their homeland denied them by the State of Israel for 67 years – our route took us down teh busy shopping thoroughfare of … Continue reading

In Pictures: Palestinian Prisoners’ Day protest in Dublin

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

Video & Images: IPSC protest in solidarity with Palestinians under threat in Yarmouk refugee camp

On the evening of Thursday April 9th 2015 a large number of members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a protest in solidarity with Palestinians being attacked in Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, which had been overrun by ISIS fighters. It took place outside the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin. The protest condemned in the strongest possible terms the barbaric and coldblooded takeover of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syrian capital Damascus by extremist Islamist militants ISIS, reportedly backed by the Al-Qaeda aligned al-Nusra Front. 100 people had been killed – with reports of an unspecified … Continue reading

Watch: Campaign to end the Irish arms trade with Israel launched in Dublin

A campaign calling for an end to the Irish arms trade with Israel was officially launched by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) at a press conference on Wednesday 1st April. Below you can watch the video from the launch, and read the full report (you can also download this report as a PDF by clicking here) The campaign, which is supported by many public figures and civil society groups, is calling on the Irish government to place an immediate arms embargo upon the state of Israel. The campaign website address is https://www.ipsc.ie/noarmstrade – and includes several simple actions people can … Continue reading

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