The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) reiterated calls for the cancellation of the away leg of the match between the Irish and Israeli U-21 teams, and for the expulsion of the Israeli FA from FIFA and UEFA due to Israel’s ongoing human rights abuses against the Palestinian people, including Palestinian sportspeople. The match is due to be played in Tel Aviv on 11th October, and when the home leg was played in Tallaght last year, the IPSC held a protest outside. We encourage our supporters to sign the following petition calling for the cancellation of the game and to write to … Continue reading →
Posted October 8, 2018 in Action Item, BDS, Football, Hate Apartheid, Human Rights, Love Football, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Sport, Sporting Boycott, War Crimes.
Thursday’s protest outside the Dundalk FC v Maccabi Tel Aviv football match in Tallaght (7pm) will be a small act of solidarity with the people of Palestine who have suffered so much injustice, and continue to suffer daily, at the hands of the Israel’s apartheid regime due to the ongoing occupation of Palestine and the continual denial of rights to the Palestinian people. While there are those who insist that that sport and politics shouldn’t mix, we believe there is no place in sport for racism or teams who act as ambassadors for racist or apartheid states. As a member … Continue reading →
Posted September 22, 2016 in Football, Hate Apartheid, Love Football, Press releases, Sporting Boycott.
It took three months of hunger strike and the near death of a Palestinian footballer, held for three years without charge or trial under the ‘Unlawful Combatants Law’ which is itself illegal under international law, for the Israeli authorities to agree to a release deal. While we cautiously welcome the deal that should see Mahmoud Sarsak released on 10 July 2012, we are alarmed that Olympic squad goalkeeper Omar Abu Rois and Ramallah player Mohammed Nimr are also being held by Israel without charge. We maintain that a state which holds sportsmen as political prisoners is unfit to host an international sporting event. This … Continue reading →
Posted June 29, 2012 in Action Item, Apartheid, BDS, Campaigns, Cultural Boycott, Culture, Football, Hate Apartheid, Human Rights, Hunger Strike, Love Football, National Rights, Palestinian Culture, Petition, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Soccer, Sport, Sporting Boycott, UEFA.
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 →
Posted March 6, 2012 in Academic Boycott, Audio, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Campaigns, CRH, Cultural Boycott, Demonstration, Diamonds, Divestment, Dunnes Stores, Economic Boycott, education, EU, Event, Event Report, Film Premiere, Gaza, Hate Apartheid, Human Rights, iaw2012, Irish Government, Israeli Apartheid Week, Marks & Spencer, Multimedia, National Rights, PACBI, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Protest, Public Meeting, Sanctions, Siege of Gaza, Tesco, Total Produce, Trade Unions.
It’s Valentine’s Day today. For some that means doing something special with the one you love. For others it may mean a bout of crushing loneliness. For others still it means a day invented to sell more products. If you are Khader Adnan, it means another day on hunger strike with the spectre of death closing in as you starve for political prisoners’ rights. Whatever it means to you personally, in Palestine, this Valentine’s Day will be just another day under Israel’s brutal Apartheid regime. This is a point well made by this very funny video produced by the people … Continue reading →
Posted February 13, 2012 in Boycott, Diamonds, Economic Boycott, Hate Apartheid, Human Rights, Humour, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Valentine, Valentine's Day, Video.
A protest outside the Israeli Embassy sponsored “Israeli Film Days” in Temple Bar turned acrimonious this evening when Gardai broke up a peaceful demonstration by pro-Palestinian activists outside the venue. Citing Section 21 of the Public Order Act, Gardai forcibly removed around sixty activists from the area outside the venue, Filmbase, on Curved Street in Temple Bar, while others were removed from inside the venue. [Images below] Prior to the removal, the protestors had gathered to chant slogans and hand out leaflets explaining why they were opposed to the event. Between 5.30 and 6.40pm the activists held a loud, colourful, … Continue reading →
Posted November 24, 2011 in BDS, BNC, Boycott, Campaigns, Cultural Boycott, Demonstration, Event, Event Report, Hate Apartheid, Human Rights, Irish Artists' Pledge to Boycott Israel, National Rights, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Protest, Riverdance.
On Saturday 22nd October 2011, the Irish women’s soccer team played a European Cup qualifier against the Israeli national team. The game took place at Tallaght stadium, and the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign staged a ‘Love Football, Hate Apartheid’ protest outside the grounds. IPSC Chairperson Martin O’Quigley said: “Some say that sport and politics should not mix, however we say that sport and racism should never mix – hence the theme of our protest, ‘Love Football, Hate Apartheid’. The IPSC points to the sporting boycott against South Africa, which was one of the most effective tools employed in ostracising that state … Continue reading →
Posted October 30, 2011 in BDS, BNC, Boycott, Campaigns, Demonstration, Event, Event Report, Football, Hate Apartheid, Human Rights, Love Football, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Protest, Soccer, Sporting Boycott.
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today issued a call to heed Palestinian civil society and ‘kick apartheid out of women’s football’. Supporters of Palestine will be organizing a protest at the Irish women’s soccer team European Cup qualifying match with Israel on Saturday, October 22 at Tallaght Stadium. The match kicks off at 3pm and the protest will start at 2 pm outside the stadium. Banners reading, ‘Love Football, Hate Apartheid’, ‘Boycott Israeli Apartheid’ and ‘Unity against Occupation’ will be displayed. The protest will be a peaceful act of solidarity with the people of Palestine. While the Israeli team can travel and … Continue reading →
Posted October 21, 2011 in BDS, BNC, Boycott, Campaigns, Demonstration, Event, Football, Hate Apartheid, Human Rights, National Rights, Press releases, Protest, Soccer, Sporting Boycott, Statements.