Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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In Pictures: Protest for release of Palestinian human rights defender & BDS activist Mahmoud Nawajaa

At lunchtime today, Thursday 6th August, Palestinian rights campaigners gathered outside the Irish parliament in a symbolic and socially distanced protest to call for the release of Palestinian human rights defender and BDS activist Mahmoud Nawajaa, who has been imprisoned for a week without charge by Israel. IPSC members alongside Irish public, political and human rights figures including renowned artist Robert Ballagh, TDs Seán Crowe, Chris Andrews, Bríd Smith, Mairead Farrell, Martin Browne and David Cullinane, Senator Fintan Warfield, Dublin City Councillors Daniel Céitinn and Tina McVeigh, and members of Comhlámh, Afri, Kairos Ireland, and Academics for Palestine called on … Continue reading

Take Action to #FreeMahmoud: Irish Government must act for release of leading Palestinian BDS Activist

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has condemned last night’s arrest and detention of well known Palestinian human rights defender Mahmoud Nawajaa (34), the General Coordinator of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC). According to reports from Palestine, at around 3.30am last night, dozens of Israeli occupation soldiers stormed the village of Abu Qash near Ramallah, kicked in the door of Mr. Nawajaa’s house, handcuffed and blindfolded him in front of his family, and then hauled him off to Jalameh prison inside the state of Israel. The BNC is a broad coalition of over 200 Palestinian civil society organisations … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #47: ‘Collective Punishment as a Tool of Israeli Domination’

The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#47 – ‘Collective Punishment as a Tool of Israeli Domination’ with Michael Lynk, Rania Muhareb, Munir Nuseibah, Budour Hassan, Sahar Francis & Nada Awad [2020-07-14] – (Download here) INFO: This episode features a fascinating and timely discussion of Apartheid Israel’s use of illegal collective punishment as a tool to dominate and control the Palestinian people, while utilizing so-called “security” pretexts and rhetoric … Continue reading

Amnesty International joins calls for release of imprisoned Palestinian Human Rights Defender Mahmoud Nawajaa

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed the news that Amnesty International has joined the calls for the immediate release of the Palestinian Human Rights Defender and General Coordinator of the BDS Movement, Mahmoud Nawajaa. Nawajaa was abducted from his home by Israeli occupation forces on 30th July and has been held without charge since, denied access to his lawyers or family. Yesterday the IPSC alongside Irish public, political and human rights figures including renowned artist Robert Ballagh, TDs Seán Crowe, Chris Andrews, Bríd Smith, Mairead Farrell, Martin Browne and David Cullinane, Senator Fintan Warfield, Dublin City Councillors Daniel Céitinn … Continue reading

Action on Annexation: Contact the Irish government to demand sanctions on Apartheid Israel

With the full backing of the US, and a virtual silence of the EU, from 1st of July, Apartheid Israel says it will begin the process of annexing some 30% of the Palestinian land it occupies, in total violation of international law. As this illegal annexation of large parts of Palestine looms, we’re asking people to mobilize to put pressure on politicians for real and meaningful action, not hollow platitudes, in defence of the Palestinian people and their right to self-determination and freedom! Sign & Share the Avaaz petition First, we ask you to please sign and share this very … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #45: ‘Women Resisting Occupation and Apartheid’

The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#45 – Samia Al-Botmeh, Lee James and Zita Holbourne on ‘Women Resisting Occupation and Apartheid’ [2020-06-23] – (Download here) INFO: In this episode of the Palestine Podcast we look at ways women are leading the resistance to the Israeli apartheid and occupation in Palestine, and discusses the many ways women are standing in solidarity with the people of Palestine, to help achieve … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #46: ‘Systemic Racism in the US and Israel’

The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#46 – ‘Systemic Racism in the US and Israel’ with Nadia Abu El-Haj, Johanna Fernández, Maha Nassar and Nahla Abdo  [2020-07-14] – (Download here) INFO: In this episode of The Palestine Podcast we hear an urgent, informative and disturbing discussion between Nadia Abu El-Haj, Johanna Fernández, Maha Nassar and Nahla Abdo about racial policing, systemic racism and settler-colonial repression in the United … Continue reading

IPSC determined to help push Occupied Territories Bill forward

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign condemns the failure of the negotiating parties to include an explicit reference to the Occupied Territories Bill in the Programme for Government. The IPSC will, nevertheless, continue to hold the government accountable to the Programme for Government’s clearly stated commitment that Ireland will be adhering to its “obligations under international law” with regard to Israel’s illegal settlements in Palestine. IPSC members are aggrieved  that the Occupied Territories Bill was discarded from the Programme for Government at the last minute, seemingly to mollify the Fine Gael leadership who, for political reasons, continue attempts to block this legislation. … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #44: Khaled Quzmar, Nery Ramati & Eamon McMahon at the ‘Palestinian Children’s Conference’

The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#44 – Khaled Quzmar, Nery Ramati & Eamon McMahon at the ‘Palestinian Children’s Conference’ [2019-11-23] – (Download here) INFO: In November 2019, Trade Union Friends of Palestine and a number of Irish trade unions hosted a two day conference in Dublin on the situation of Palestinian children under Israel’s Apartheid regime. In this week’s episode of the Palestine Podcast, we hear from three … Continue reading

Watch: Palestinian Stories #4: Mohammad the Cartoonist

In the fourth of our Palestinian Stories short video series, we hear from Mohammad, a Palestinian cartoonist, artist and former political prisoner from the West Bank. Mohammad asks us in the West to reflect on the difficulties of our lives over the past number of months in lockdown, and then to imagine how much worse life is for Palestinians, especially political prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s jails. All images © Mohammad Sabaaneh: http://www.sabaaneh.com/ Music: Karloma – The White Nile, from ‘Palestinian Sounds’ (Yabous Productions, 2001) Palestinian Stories is a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of Palestinians … Continue reading

Sunset for international law? Israel’s annexation plan and the re-partition of Palestine

From the first of July the government of Israel is planning to bring forth legislation to unilaterally annex Israel’s illegal settlements and the Jordan Valley region of the Palestinian West Bank. This constitutes an area of roughly 30% of the West Bank, and will be in addition to Israel’s already illegal annexations of Palestinian East Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan Heights. This is an attempt to re-partition Palestine, and represents the latest phase in the ongoing Nakba endured by the Palestinian people. The annexation plan eliminates whatever diminished prospect still exists of achieving a viable sovereign independent state. In its … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #43: ‘Palestinians in Israel: Between Dispossession and Discrimination’

The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#43 – Sawsan Zaher, Amir Abo Kweder and Omar Shakir on ‘Palestinians in Israel: Between Dispossession and Discrimination’ [2020-06-17] – (Download here) INFO: In this episode of the Palestine Podcast, Sawsan Zaher, Amir Abo Kweder and Omar Shakir discuss the experience of the Palestinian Citizens of the Israel. They are those who managed survive the 1947-49 Nakba and stayed inside what would … Continue reading

Ahead of AXA’s AGM, let’s tell AXA: Stop financing Israeli apartheid!

French insurance company AXA will hold its annual shareholders’ meeting on June 30. We need to make sure that divestment from Israeli apartheid is at the top of their agenda. Despite claims of social responsibility, AXA has almost tripled its investment in three Israeli banks that fund Israel’s illegal settlements. AXA also owns 9.03% of Equitable Holdings, which invests in five complicit Israeli banks and in Israel’s largest private arms company, Elbit Systems, which touts its weapons and surveillance technologies as “field-tested” on Palestinians. Just recently, the five Israeli banks were named in the United Nations’ list of complicit companies … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #42: Fayrouz Sharqawi & Alys Samson-Estapé on ‘Coronacrisis: Anti-Palestinian Racism and Grassroots Resistance’

The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#42 – Fayrouz Sharqawi & Alys Samson-Estapé on ‘Coronacrisis: Anti-Palestinian Racism and Grassroots Resistance’ [2020-06-16] – (Download here) INFO: During the coronacrisis, one thing that has not been on lockdown is Israel’s system of occupation and apartheid. On the contrary, the threat of annexation of part of the West Bank, arbitrary arrests of students and human rights activists, destruction of homes, fields … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #41: Yara Harawi & Rania Muhareb on ‘Israeli Annexation: Precedents, Ramifications, and Resistance’

The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#41 – Yara Harawi & Rania Muhareb on ‘Israeli Annexation: Precedents, Ramifications, and Resistance’ [2020-06-16] – (Download here) INFO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to begin annexing parts of the West Bank as soon July 2020. What are the implications of such a move, and what can be learned from Israel’s previous illegal annexations of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights? … Continue reading

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