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More than 700 Irish artists have pledged to Boycott Israel

As support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement continues to grow around the world, the “Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel” has just passed the 700 signatory mark. The pledge, which was launched a decade ago, sees Irish cultural legends like Stephen Rea, Sinéad Cusack, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Damien Dempsey, Sharon Shannon, Robert Ballagh, Mary Black and Kíla joined by exciting up-and-comers such as Sisterix, CMAT, Kneecap, TPM, Steo Wall and Roisin El Cherif as well as established figures like Kevin Barry, Joe Rooney, Paul Duane and Eugene O’Hare. To see the full list and (if … Continue reading

Freedom: A message from Mahmoud Nawajaa after his release!

Mahmoud Nawajaa, the recently released Palestinian human rights defender and General Coordinator of the BDS Movement has released the following statement thanking all who stood in solidarity with him and acted to secure his release. We are happy to share it below: It was 3:30 am, just before Eid al-Adha. We had prepared ourselves to celebrate the holiday in our new dream home, which took us years to finish. Tens of Israeli soldiers, with dogs, stormed our home, terrifying our three children. They took me blindfolded and handcuffed to a military interrogation center near Haifa. I wish I could visit … Continue reading

Briefing: Ireland, Palestine & the International Criminal Court

In August 2020 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign produced its latest briefing paper ‘War Crimes in Palestine and the International Criminal Court’. Although primarily aimed at political representatives, we believe it will be of general interest to our supporters. You can read or download the whole document below.   Download the full Briefing Paper here   War Crimes in Palestine and the International Criminal Court Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign  | Briefing Paper | August 2020   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 2015 the situation in Palestine was referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). After a preliminary examination, in December 2019 the Prosecutor of … Continue reading

Leading Irish human rights groups issue call to #FreeMahmoud Nawajaa!

In a letter published in today’s Irish Times, 18 leading Irish and Palestinian human rights and Palestine solidarity organisations have called for Israel to immediately release Palestinian human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. “Mr Nawajaa is a human rights defender and community leader who has been imprisoned solely for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and association. He is therefore a prisoner of conscience, and he must be immediately and unconditionally released. Both the Irish Government and the EU must loudly echo this call … 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

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

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 #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

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

Over 240 Irish & International artists urge end to Israel’s siege of Gaza amid COVID-19 pandemic

Mary Black, Liam Cunningham, Christy Moore, Stephen Rea, Lankum, Frances Black, Colm Tóibín and over 240 others back Amnesty International’s call for a military embargo on Israel “until it fully complies with its obligations under international law” and for the rights of Palestinian refugees to be upheld. Irish cultural figures Mary Black, Lankum, Liam Cunningham, Sinéad Cusack, Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Stephen Rea, Kevin Barry, Emer Martin, Frances Black, Anne Enright and Colm Tóibín are among more than 240 musicians, actors, filmmakers, authors and others calling for an end to Israel’s siege of the Gaza Strip amid the coronavirus crisis. … 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

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

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

No To Israeli Annexation – Join the Palestine Solidarity Protests this weekend!

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. We ask you to join one of our protests taking place around Ireland this weekend to say no to this illegal action, and to call on the Irish and EU governments to TAKE ACTION to punish the Apartheid State of Israel We also ask that you please listen to the advice of our stewards during the protest.*for this … Continue reading

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