Phew, what a week we just had! Tuesday 29th November was International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, and this past week saw the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign organise events the length and breadth of the country, from Waterford to Sligo, Limerick to Belfast, Newbridge to Navan, and Dublin to Derry. In Dublin, on November 30th, to mark 21 years of the IPSC, there was a standing-room only Palestinian Cultural Evening featuring world renowned oud player Saied Silbak, alongside readings from Sen. Frances Black, broadcaster Mike Murphy and actress Neili Conroy, and contributions from the current and former Chairs of the … Continue reading
Speaking about the launch of the new global Musicians for Palestine initiative launched today, Chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Aisling Micklethwaite, said: “We in the Ireland Palestine-Solidarity Campaign welcome the global expression of solidarity with the Palestinian people as expressed by Musicians for Palestine. The appeal by hundreds of musicians globally to stand with the Palestinian human rights and to refuse to collaborate with cultural institutions linked to the Israeli state is an important step in the fight against apartheid and oppression. Here in Ireland, more than 1,400 musicians, artists and cultural workers have already taken a principled stand … Continue reading
As part of #IsraeliApartheidWeek 2023 and to mark International Women’s Day, the Ireland’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign invites you to a special premiere screening tour of the award-winning new documentary film Fadia’s Tree, directed by Sarah Beddington. “A poetic meditation on exile and return.” – Selma Dabbagh, Electronic Intifada Screenings of Fadia’s Tree are taking place in the following locations: Sat 4 March, Omagh: 7.30pm @ Omagh Community House Sun 5 March, Dublin: 4.30pm @ The Pearse Centre (as part of a one-day Palestine film festival) Sun 5 March, Waterford: 6.30pm @ St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre Tue 7 March, Armagh: 8.00pm @ Aonach Mhach … Continue reading
Following their sell-out 2014 Irish tour, Lajee Cultural Centre from Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem return with a celebration of traditional Palestinian music and Dabka dance in September 2022. Set to embark on a nationwide tour of Ireland, a group of young creatives from Lajee Cultural Centre, Aida Camp in Bethlehem, Palestine plan on bringing music, dance and culture to Dublin, Kildare, Cork and Galway. The Lajee centre began as a dream of its creators, who worked intesively and with true palastinian ‘sumoud‘ (Steadfastness) in order to make that dream become a reality. You can see all the dates, as well … Continue reading
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#54 – Palestinian Museums, Museums for Palestine’ with Faisal Saleh and Salim Abuthaher [2020-11-10] – (Download here) INFO: In this episode of the Palestine Podcast we invite you to listen to a fascinating discussion on how Palestinian museums, in both Palestine and the diaspora, operate politically and culturally to open up new imaginations and social futures for Palestine and the Palestinians. The … Continue reading
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
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
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
In the third of our Palestinian Stories short video series, we hear from Aziz, a young Palestinian from Gaza who now lives in Ireland. Aziz speaks of how he was excited to come to Ireland and how he has adapted to his new life here – and talks of the enjoyment he feels when sharing Palestinian culture through music and dance with Irish people. Palestinian Stories is a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of Palestinians living in places from Bethlehem to Beirut to Blanchardstown. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR MORE VIDEOS LIKE THIS.
In the second of our Palestinian Stories short video series, we hear from the kids of the Lajee Center in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem. They were due to tour Ireland in September to showcase Palestinian culture, but it had to be cancelled due to the COVID19 crisis. But fear not, Nasir, Batul, Razan and Raghd, who want to let you all know that they’ll be here next year to say ‘marhaba’! Palestinian Stories is a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of Palestinians living in places from Bethlehem to Beirut to Blanchardstown. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR … Continue reading
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
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!
Dear members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), we hope that you and your loved ones are doing as well as you can be in these very difficult and uncertain times, we are thinking of you and send our best wishes to you all. Today we commemorate Palestinian Land Day, which marks the date in 1976 when Palestinian citizens of Israel were gunned down, six of them murdered, while protesting for their rights – and also marks the second anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza. Sadly, four decades later those rights are still to be … Continue reading
Between 4th and 12th March you are invited to attend one of our nationwide special screenings of the highly acclaimed Palestinian documentary film ‘Naila and the Uprising’. All screenings of the film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the film’s producer Rula Salameh. Wed 4 – DCU, Henry Grattan Building, 6pm Thur 5 – Wexford, Wexford Artist Hub, 7pm Fri 6 – Derry, Museum of Free Derry, 7pm Sat 7 – Portadown, Drumcree Community Centre, 1pm Sat 7 – Belfast, James Connolly Visitor Centre, 5pm Sun 8 – Dublin, Liberty Hall Theatre, 3pm Mon 9 – Cork, … Continue reading
Palestine Podcast #34: Selma Dabbagh & Basma Ghalayini on ‘Palestine +100: Stories from a Century After the Nakba’
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#34 – Selma Dabbagh & Basma Ghalayini on ‘Palestine +100: Stories from a Century After the Nakba’ [2019-11-06] – (Download here) INFO: On Wednesday 6th November 2019 in Trinity College Dublin, ‘Palestine +100: Stories From a Century After The Nakba’, the first ever anthology of Palestinian science fiction, was launched by Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh and editor Basma Ghalayini. The book poses … Continue reading