Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني


Report: Third National BDS Conference in Paletsine

On 17 December 2011, Palestinians gathered in the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank for the Third National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions  (BDS) Conference. The event took place against the backdrop of continuous Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, and a growing resistance against injustice worldwide as demonstrated by the Arab revolutions and the occupy movements.  Just minutes away from the conference venue, 500 Jewish settlers live under escort of the Israeli military in a colonial enclave in the middle of old Hebron, terrorizing local Palestinian residents on a daily basis, with the stated intent of driving them from … Continue reading

2011 Successes of the Cultural Boycott of Apartheid Israel

2011 was a year full of many successes in the campaign for the cultural boycott of Israel.  This summary will focus on the cultural boycott with emphasis on musical artists and groups. The fall of South African apartheid was preceded by many musical artists who joined to create a movement. That movement became known popularly as “I’m not gonna play Sun City.”  Israel has not yet seen its Sun City moment fully, but as you’ll see, significant rumblings are beginning. January, 2011: Jon Bon Jovi was asked not play in Israel.  Thus far, boycott efforts have been successful.  The singer … Continue reading

PACBI issues Open Letter to FilmBase: Apartheid Debases Art!

We are asking our supporters to email FilmBase (as always, in a respectful manner) and ask them to cancel the Israeli Embassy sponsored ‘Israeli Film Days’ (24 – 27 November). See here for more information on this campaign. Below is an open letter issued to FilmBase today by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). Please consider citing it in any correspondence with FilmBase. ==== Open Letter to Filmbase: Apartheid Debases Art! “We are seeing culture as a hasbara [propaganda] tool of the first rank, and I do not differentiate between hasbara and culture.” –Nissim … Continue reading

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