Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Impunity

Speaking Tour: Palestinian Children Under Israeli Occupation – with Ayed Abu Eqtaish (28 Nov – 3 Dec)

To commemorate the annual International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People 2016, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is honoured to host a speaking tour featuring Ayed Abu Eqtaish from Defence For Children International in Palestine between Monday 28th November and Saturday 3rd December.  Mr. Abu Eqtaish will speak in the following locations: Mon 28 – Cork: 7pm, Sample Studios, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 10-19 Sullivan’s Quay Tue 29 – Dublin: 7pm, Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place, D1 Wed 30 – Limerick: 7.30pm, Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth St Thur 1 – Galway: 7.30pm, The View, Aras na Mac Leinn, Galway University … Continue reading

Irish public figures’ statement in support of Israel boycott welcomed by human rights campaigners

In an open letter published in today’s Irish Times and Irish Independent, thirteen of Ireland’s best-known musicians, writers, artists and sports stars have called on the Irish government to join them in supporting the growing worldwide boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The statement has been welcomed by Palestinian and Irish human rights campaigners. The letter’s signatories are Christy Moore, Mary Coughlan, Robert Ballagh, Donal Lunny, Frances Black, Trevor Hogan, Dervla Murphy, Seamus Deane, Felim Egan, Margaretta D’Arcy, Jim Fitzpatrick, Honor Heffernan and Gavin Kostick. The letter welcomes Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan’s support for BDS as … Continue reading

#RightToBoycott: 356 European & Irish human rights orgs, faith groups, unions & parties call on EU to support the Right to Boycott Israel

More than 300 human rights and aid organisations, faith groups, trade unions and political parties from across Europe have called on the EU to uphold its legal responsibilities and hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law and to defend the right of individuals and institutions to take part in the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for justice and equality.  Signatories to the letter called on the EU commission to “introduce the human rights guidelines guaranteeing freedom of speech and right to boycott and to use all other means you have in your disposal to support European … Continue reading

#PalestinePledges for #GE16: Let’s make Palestine an election issue

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is asking our members and supporters to make Justice for Palestine an issue in the 2016 Irish General Election. To make it easier for people, we have produced a short handout with three important questions to ask canvassers on the doorsteps, and have initiated a campaign asking the candidates to take the #PalestinePledges in support of the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice and equality. The handout contains questions and important information related to a) the Irish arms trade with Israel,  b) the EuroMed Agreement between the EU and Israel, and c) the call for a … Continue reading

Israel’s system of permanent violence: The new Palestinian uprising in context

There has been an upsurge of violence in the Palestine-Israel region since October 1st. Settler attacks on Palestinians, which had been running at between 50 and 80 per month, have surged to over 120 attacks in the first week of October. These attacks include firebombings, shootings, burning crops and stoning houses – often under the protection of the army.[1] Israeli army and police have brutally attacked West Bank Palestinian demonstrators, with over 1,300 people injured by live and rubber-coated bullets. Against this background of widespread colonial violence against Palestinians, condemned by human rights groups like Amnesty International, there have been … Continue reading

Campaign update: 5,000 say no to the Irish Arms Trade With Israel – let’s make it 10k!

The petition calling for an end to the Irish arms trade with Israel has reached 5,000 signatures after five months – 2,000 online and another 3,000 physical signatures – that’s an average of 1,000 people signing up every month since the campaign was launched! Some of those who have now signed up include Robert Ballagh, Dr Raymond Deane; Dr Ronit Lentin; Richard Boyd Barrett TD; Joan Collins TD; Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD; Martin Ferris TD; Sandra McLellan TD; Paul Murphy TD; Joe Higgins TD; Ruth Coppinger TD; Clare Daly TD; Thomas Pringle TD; Seamus Healy TD; Catherine Murphy TD; Maureen … Continue reading

Israel 2015: A government of extremists in charge of an-out-of control military (New IPSC Briefing Paper)

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has distributed the following important and informative new briefing paper to members of the Oireachtas, members of the European Parliament and members of local Irish councils. Titled Israel 2015: A government of extremists in charge of an-out-of control military, the paper is an in-depth investigation the extremist nature of the new Israeli government, the shocking views of its leading members, and the appalling recent record of the Israeli occupation forces in Gaza. Finally the document makes a series of recommendations that we believe the Irish government must take to help ensure that Israel is held to … Continue reading

Taoiseach says shocking Israeli government statements not aimed at bringing about peace: Campaigners urge sanctions on Israel

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed An Taoiseach [Irish Prime Minister] Enda Kenny’s statement that shocking anti-Palestinian statements by members of the new Israeli cabinet are “not part of a philosophy of a democratic government working to bring about peace”. However, the IPSC remains disappointed; despite this recognition of the true character of the Netanyahu administration, the Irish government continues to refuse to implement any meaningful sanctions on Israel thereby allowing it to continue acting with impunity towards Palestinians. By not implementing sanctions our government is tacitly permitting Israel’s commission of human rights and international law violations. Responding to … Continue reading

URGENT ACTION ITEM: 24hrs to ensure Ireland votes for Gaza resolution at UN Human Rights Council

It is imperative that the Irish government vote in favour of the UN Human Rights Council resolution endorsing the conclusions of the ‘United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict’ and for national and international actions “to ensure justice for victims and accountability for perpetrators”. The vote will take place TOMORROW afternoon, Thursday 2nd July – in LESS THAN 24 HOURS! Last summer, as Israel was raining bombs down on the people of Gaza in an attack that killed over 2,200 Palestinians, including 550 kids, the Irish government shamefully abstained from the vote to establish this inquiry. … Continue reading

7 Things You May Have Missed This Week In Palestine

Irish media continues to frequently ignore important stories emerging from Palestine-Israel, stories that are vital to context setting and framing during those times when the issue actually does hit international headlines. By ignoring such stories, which expose the true nature of Palestinian life under military occupation and apartheid, the media can only be considered to be complicit via their silence. Therefore the IPSC will be presenting a new weekly round up of the most important stories that you may have missed if your only source of information is the Irish mainstream media. 1. Amnesty International released its Annual Report 2014/15 … Continue reading

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