Graffiti artists in Palestine have made it clear to Irish cement multinational CRH what they think of the activities of their Israeli subsidiary Mashav. Mashav, in which CRH holds a 25% stake, own Nesher cement – Israel’s sole cement manufacturing company. Nesher cement is used in the construction of the Apartheid Wall, Israeli settlements and related infrastructure, all declared illegal by the International Court of Justice in its 2004 ruling. CRH is aiding and abetting, and literally concretising, Israel’s apartheid policies against the Palestinian people. For more about CRH’s involvement, please see this section of our website. On Saturday 7th … Continue reading →
Posted April 10, 2012 in Apartheid, Apartheid Wall, BDS, Campaigns, CRH, Divestment, Event Report, Human Rights, Multimedia, National Rights, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Settlements, The Wall, West Bank.
People walking into Wexford town’s iconic Bullring on Saturday 24th March 2012 found themselves face to face with sirens, soldiers manning a menacing checkpoint, and a scale model of Israel’s illegal West Bank wall. Luckily it was just part of a street theatre event organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) to highlight awareness of the day to day horrors being endured by the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation, and highlighting the role Irish cement multinational CRH plays in the building of Israel’s Apartheid Wall and illegal Jewish-only settlements in the West Bank. To sign the IPSC’s petition calling … Continue reading →
Posted March 28, 2012 in Apartheid, Apartheid Wall, BDS, Boycott, Campaigns, CRH, Divestment, Event Report, Human Rights, Multimedia, National Rights, Petition, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Protest, Settlements, Street Theatre, The Wall, Video, West Bank.
On Saturday March 10th the IPSC’s ‘CRH and the Israeli Apartheid Wall Roadshow’ came to Limerick for a street theatre event. Members of the Limerick branch of the IPSC, as well as colleagues from the Dublin branch and friends from Clare and Galway, participated in the colourful event which attracted much attention from Limerick people. The street theatre event was designed to raise awareness of Irish company Cement Roadstone Holdings’ complicity in the building of the apartheid wall, declared illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004. Hundreds of people signed a petition calling on: “CRH plc, to respect the … Continue reading →
Posted March 13, 2012 in Apartheid, Apartheid Wall, BDS, Boycott, Campaigns, CRH, Divestment, education, Event Report, Human Rights, Multimedia, National Rights, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Protest, Video.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign marked International Women’s Day 2012 with a demonstration in Dublin city centre calling for the release of Palestinian hunger striker and political prisoner Hana’ Shalabi and celebrating women’s resistance to Israeli Apartheid and occupation. Independents Maureen O’Sullivan TD and Senator David Norris stopped by during the action to show their solidarity. Wearing locks over their mouths, solidarity activists assembled in the shadow of the Spire on O’Connell Street, and for two hours stood with banners, placards and leaflets (download PDF) calling for the release of Hana’ Shalabi, who was on the 22nd day of her hunger … Continue reading →
Posted March 9, 2012 in BDS, Campaigns, Child Prisoners, Demonstration, Event, Event Report, Human Rights, Hunger Strike, International Women's Day, Multimedia, National Rights, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Protest, Women.
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.
On Saturday 4 February 2012, members of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign joined London human rights campaigners in Hatton Garden, the centre of London’s jewellery trade, to raise awareness among shoppers and jewellers about the continuing sale of Israeli blood diamonds. Note: A similar action is taking place in Dublin this weekend on Saturday 11th February. See here for details. Israel is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and exporters of cut & polished diamonds which generate more than US$ 1 billion (about UK£ 600 million) a year for the Apartheid State. Many jewellers falsely claim Israeli diamonds are “conflict-free” … Continue reading →
Posted February 6, 2012 in BDS, BNC, Boycott, Campaigns, Diamonds, Economic Boycott, Event, Event Report, Human Rights, Multimedia, Photos, Press releases, Protest.
Keep an eye on the IPSC website for details of the 8th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week, taking place in late February 2012. In the meantime, check out this video courtesy of the Never Before Campaign:
Posted February 3, 2012 in Academic Boycott, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Campaigns, CRH, Cultural Boycott, Divestment, Economic Boycott, education, Event, Human Rights, iaw2012, Israeli Apartheid Week, Multimedia, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Sanctions, Sporting Boycott, Video.
On the evening of Wednesday 18th January, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held a protest against an official Israeli parliamentary visit to the Oireachtas. This visit of two Israeli Knesset [Parliament] members and their entourage was kept secret by the Irish state until the evening before the two MKs arrived. With less than 12 hours notice, the IPSC organised a protest of over 40 pro-Palestine activists outside the gates of the Dail to coincide with the MKs’ official meeting with the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore TD. The MKs were ushered in via … Continue reading →
Posted January 25, 2012 in BDS, BNC, Boycott, Cultural Boycott, Demonstration, Economic Boycott, Event, Event Report, Flotilla, Freedom Waves, Human Rights, Irish Government, Irish Ship To Gaza, Multimedia, MV Saoirse, National Rights, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Protest, Sanctions, Video.
On Saturday 12th November 2011, Dublin’s central shopping district Grafton Street saw the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign stage a virtual Israeli checkpoint highlighting the brutality and humiliation faced by Palestinians every day as they attempt to go about their daily lives. The IPSC were exposing the role Irish cement multinational CRH plays in the building of the illegal apartheid wall, checkpoints and settlements. In just a few hours we collected over 300 signatures for our petition calling on CRH to divest from it’s Israeli subsidiary the Mashav Group which owns Nesher cement. You can sign the petition online by clicking here. … Continue reading →
Posted November 14, 2011 in BDS, BNC, CRH, Demonstration, Divestment, Economic Boycott, education, Event, Event Report, Multimedia, Photos, Press releases, Video.
Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than buying gifts for your loved ones and supporting the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign at the same time. Our online store has a whole range of gift ideas, from our ever popular Christmas cards and calendars, to football shirts and flags, to olive wood products from Bethlehem and of course books, DVDs and CDs. Stocks are always limited, so be sure to order early. You can pay via PayPal (even if you don’t have a PayPal account, you can still use a credit card) or with a cheque, … Continue reading →
Posted November 9, 2011 in Christmas, education, Fundraiser, Love Football, Multimedia, Online Store, Soccer and tagged Calendars, Christmas Cards, Football Jerseys.
Dublin: On the evening of Friday 4th November 2011, the Irish Ship to Gaza campaign organised an emergency demo at the Spire in solidarity with the #FreedomWaves activists kidnapped in international waters by the Israeli military. The demo called for an end to the siege of Gaza and release of the unlawfully detained international activists. Around 250 people attended the short-notice protest, and were addressed by Claudia Saba (ISTG Media Coordinator), Dr Raymond Deane (IPSC Cultural Boycott Officer) Joe Higgins TD (Socialist Party), Richard Boyd-Barrett TD (People Before Profit Alliance), Aengus O Snodaign TD (Sinn Fein), Marie Barry (SIPTU) and … Continue reading →
Posted November 14, 2011 in BDS, Demonstration, Event, Event Report, Flotilla, Freedom Waves, Irish Ship To Gaza, Multimedia, MV Saoirse, Photos, Press releases, Prisoners, Protest, Sanctions.
Tuesday 1st November saw the launch of Professor David Landy’s Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Opposition to Israel (Zed, 2011) at a standing room only event in Dublin’s New Theatre. The book is an outstanding, ground-breaking examination of the relatively recent phenomenon of organised international Jewish criticism of Israel. More information on the book can read here. To download and listen to the audio recording, please click here (MP3 format, right click and ‘save target/link as’). Speakers: Dr. David Landy (author and TCD academic), Dr. Ronit Lentin (author and TCD academic) and Kevin Squires (IPSC National Coordinator). Chair: … Continue reading →
Posted November 2, 2011 in Audio, BDS, Book Launch, Event, Event Report, Human Rights, Multimedia, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Public Meeting.
The ‘Promises’ development education course, presented by the Palestine Education Initiative, is running again this October 2011. Start date for Course: Tuesday 11 October 2011 Venues and times: Belfast: 7:00-9:00pm Peace House 224 Lisburn Road Facilitator: Richard Irvine BA, MA, PGCE 8 Sessions Cost: £80/£60 concession Dublin: 6:30-8:30pm The Irish Aid Centre 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street Facilitator: Freda Hughes BA, PGCE 6 Sessions Cost: 80 Euros/ 60 Euros concession The Dublin course is maintaining the original six session format. The Belfast one has been expanded to eight sessions. “I feel I am now able to debate this issue with confidence,” … Continue reading →
Posted September 27, 2011 in education, Event, Human Rights, Multimedia, palestine education, Press releases.
On Thursday 15th September over fifty people attended a meeting on the meaning of the “Palestinian UN statehood bid” organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. John Reynolds, former legal researcher with Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq, was invited to give an overview of the background to this initiative, and spoke about some of the perceived pros and cons that the move could result in.The meeting was chaired by Raymond Deane, Cultural Boycott Officer of the IPSC. John introduced the meeting by giving an overview of the history of Palestinian international diplomacy over the years, end with the current statehood bid. … Continue reading →
Posted September 21, 2011 in BDS, Event Report, Human Rights, Multimedia, Press releases, Public Meeting, Statehood.
World renowned award-winning dissident Israeli journalist Gideon Levy spoke in Dublin’s Trinity College on Wednesday March 9th as part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2011 in an event organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Levy, an acclaimed critic of Israel’s brutal policies towards the Palestinian people via his column in the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz, was launching his book The Punishment of Gaza. (Recorded by Kevin Squires – CitizenPartridge Blog Edited by Greg Manahan – iDirect Productions) Levy – who has written for Haaretz since 1982 – for has been the subject of much criticism in mainstream Israeli society for … Continue reading →
Posted August 17, 2011 in Audio, Book Launch, Event, Event Report, Human Rights, Israeli Apartheid Week, Multimedia, Press releases, Public Meeting and tagged Gideon Levy, IAW2011.
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