Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian General Strike for Liberation

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign sends solidarity greetings to Palestinians as they engage in an historic General Strike for Liberation across historic Palestine today, March 18 2021. We salute the Palestinians in the occupied territories, including Jeursalemites, and the Palestinian citizens of Apartheid Israel who are engaging in a strike for freedom. This strike cuts across political divides, and unites the forcibly separated Palestinians in common action in their homeland. Such strikes have a long history in Palestinians popular struggle – from the General Strike of 1936 against British imperialism to the weekly strikes during the first intifada against Israeli colonialism … Continue reading

Sheikh Jarrah Families Send Letter to the International Criminal Court Calling for Urgent Investigation of their Imminent Forced Displacement, Endorsed by 190 Organisations

On 22 April 2021, representatives of 28 Palestinian families constituting approximately 500 Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, and 191 endorsing organisations, sent a letter to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), calling to urgently include the imminent forced displacement of Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah as part of the open investigation within the Situation in the State of Palestine. Specifically, the families called on her Office to include as part of the investigation the related war crimes and crimes against humanity, including forcible transfer, appropriation of property, persecution, apartheid, and other inhumane acts causing great suffering … Continue reading

Watch: International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People 2020

Today, 29th November, is International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The United Nations chose this day to mark the shameful day in 1947 when the UN voted to partition Palestine against the wishes of the indigenous people. 73 years on, the Palestinians continue to suffer the disastrous consequences of that imperial decision to allow the colonisation of Palestine. Also, on this day 19 years ago, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was formed to stand in solidarity with Palestinian people. Our team of volunteers have worked tirelessly throughout these years for Palestinian rights. To mark this occasion we have produced … 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

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 #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

Palestine Podcast #40: Ilan Pappe & Ronnie Kasrils on ‘Israeli Apartheid: Lessons from Jewish and South African Struggles’

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#40 – Ilan Pappe & Ronnie Kasrils  on ‘Israeli Apartheid: Lessons from Jewish and South African Struggles’ [2020-06-11] – (Download here) INFO: This seminar was hosted and organized by our Dutch friends in Diensten en Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (DocP), BDS Netherlands, The Rights Forum and Palestine Link. When it comes to resisting and overcoming Israel’s apartheid regime in Palestine, what lessons can … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #39: Diana Buttu & Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Apartheid in Practice in Israel, the Diaspora and the OPT’

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#39 – Diana Buttu & Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Apartheid in Practice in Israel, the Diaspora and the OPT’ [2020-06-04] – (Download here) INFO: This seminar was hosted and organized by our Dutch friends in Diensten en Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (DocP), BDS Netherlands, The Rights Forum and Palestine Link. Diana Buttu: “Law and Apartheid Inside Israel” Diana Buttu is a Ramallah-based lawyer, analyst … Continue reading

In Photos: See our #KeyToJustice Nakba Day Selfies!

15th May 2020 was the 72nd Nakba Day, when Palestinians and their supporters commemorate the 1947-49 ethnic cleansing of Palestine. As we were unable to take to the streets with our ‘Moving Nakba Gallery’ like we do every year, this year we did something a bit different. Instead of showing the Irish public the realities of the ongoing Nakba, we wanted to show Palestinians – especially refugees – that we, the members and supporters of the IPSC, continue to stand in solidarity with their struggle for freedom, justice, equality and return – even if we can’t take to the streets … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #36: Diana Buttu on ‘The New Nakba: Israel’s Annexation Plan’

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#36 – Diana Buttu on ‘The New Nakba: Israel’s Annexation Plan’ [2020-05-13] – (Download here) Note: This podcast is also available as a video which you can watch here. INFO: To mark Nakba Day 2020, on Wednesday 13h May the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was honoured to host an online public meeting with Palestinian legal expert and political analyst Diana Buttu. About the talk … Continue reading

WATCH: Nakba Day Message from the IPSC

Today is Nakba Day, which marks the 72nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) which saw the expulsion of over 750,000 people, two-thirds of the indigenous people of Palestine, forcibly uprooted from their homeland in a brutal act of ethnic cleansing that facilitated the foundation of the Apartheid State of Israel. Today, Palestinian refugees are trapped in an ongoing Nakba, many of them risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean to flee conditions in Syria, facing endemic poverty and discrimination in Lebanon, discriminated against as unrecognised internally displaced placed people inside the Apartheid State of Israel, subject to attacks by Israeli … Continue reading

WATCH: Nakba72 – Solidarity Key delivered from Ireland to Palestine

On 15 May 2019, to mark Palestinian ‘Nakba Day’, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign asked people to write solidarity messages to Palestinian refugees on a big key. The key is the symbol of the Palestinian refugees’ right of return. In may 2020, the 72nd anniversary of the Nakba, the #KeyToJustice was delivered to our friends In the Lajee Cultural Center in Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem. As Palestinians face a new Nakba with the Trump-Netanyahu annexation plan, from Ireland we send love & solidarity to all Palestinians struggling for their rights to freedom, justice, equality and return!

Nakba Week: Diana Buttu Live & Post Your #KeyToJustice Selfies!

It’s Nakba Week, when Palestinians and their supporters around the world commemorate Al Nakba (The Catastrophe) – the 1947-49 ethnic cleansing and dispossession of over 750,000 indigenous Palestinians by Zionist paramilitaries to facilitate the creation of the Apartheid State of Israel. As we cannot bring our message of remembrance, hope and solidarity to the streets this year, we are organising several online activities that supporters can get involved with this week. 1. Livestream Public Meeting with Diana Buttu Firstly, this WEDNESDAY 13th MAY at 6.30pm we are honoured to host an online public meeting with Palestinian legal expert and political … Continue reading

Tell Fianna Fáil and the Greens not to ditch the Occupied Territories Bill!

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party are deep in negotiations to form the next government. They will soon begin discussing matters of foreign affairs – and we need to make sure that Fianna Fáil and the Greens know they can’t just forget about their election commitments that they would support the passage of the Occupied Territories Bill into law. Indeed, we are very concerned that the Occupied Territories Bill will be discarded by the parties during government negotiations even though it is supported by the overwhelming majority of TDs and Senators. To ensure that this doesn’t happen it … Continue reading

Palestine Campaigners welcome Irish UNRWA funding boost & call for government to help end Israel’s illegal Gaza siege

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed today’s announcement by the Irish Government regarding the provision of €6 million in extra funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which is tasked with overseeing the welfare of Palestinian refugees. However, the human rights organisation also called on the government to do more to help end Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza which is putting Palestinians at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic and to put pressure on Israel to ensure it meets its legal obligations to provide adequate healthcare to the people of Palestine. IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi said: “Palestinian refugees … Continue reading

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