For more than 75 years Palestinians have lived under an Apartheid regime imposed by Israel. We are asking people to sign our pledge to help End Israeli Apartheid. Israel has created and maintained laws, policies, and practices that deliberately oppress Palestinians. This ensures Palestinians live under a system of Jewish-Israeli domination across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and affects Palestinian refugees displaced in neighbouring countries. The system is enforced by acts such as forcible transfer, drastic movement restrictions, fragmentation of communities, unlawful killings, arbitrary detention and torture, separation of families and the denial of nationality and citizenship rights to … Continue reading →
Posted May 14, 2023 in Action Item, Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Pledge, Political Rights, Press releases, War Crimes.
It’s that time of year again, when politicians come knocking on doors looking for your vote. This May there will be European and Local elections in Ireland north and south. While domestic issues are, as always, likely to dominate the discussions, we believe it is vitally important that the issue of Palestine is kept firmly in the minds and mouths of all our politicians. The very essence of the Palestine solidarity movement is to ‘think globally, act locally’ – and we have seen impressive local support for Palestinian freedom by many local councils over the past decade. We need to … Continue reading →
Posted April 29, 2019 in Action Item, Apartheid, BDS, Campaigns, Elections, EU, Free Speech, Human Rights, Impunity, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Pledge, Political Rights, Press releases, Right to BDS, Sanctions, War Crimes.
In August 2010 the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) launched the following pledge, initially signed by over 140 (now 1,511) Irish creative and performing artists, whereby they undertake to boycott the Israeli state under present circumstances: “In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for a cultural boycott of Israel, we pledge not to avail of any invitation to perform or exhibit in Israel, nor to accept any funding from any institution linked to the government of Israel, until such time as Israel complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.” – See the full list … Continue reading →
Posted July 28, 2018 in BDS, Cultural Boycott, Irish Artists' Pledge to Boycott Israel, PACBI, Pledge.
On Saturday 27th May, after 41 days of a mass hunger strike involving some 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners, the leaders of the strike declared victory and suspended the strike. 80% of the hunger strikers’ demands for basic rights have been met. We salute the steadfastness of the strikers in their quest for justice – and sincerely thank all those who took part in solidarity actions over the past month. The IPSC had planned a 24 hour solidarity fast for Wednesday 31st May in order to try to highlight the strike which had been largely ignored by the mainstream media in … Continue reading →
Posted May 22, 2017 in Human Rights, Pledge, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners.
Today, 12th August, is the fourth anniversary of the launch of the Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel, which now boasts more than 460 signatories from all walks of the creative and performing arts. The pledge reads as follows: “In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for a cultural boycott of Israel, we pledge not to avail of any invitation to perform or exhibit in Israel, nor to accept any funding from any institution linked to the government of Israel, until such time as Israel complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.” – For the … Continue reading →
Posted August 12, 2014 in BDS, BNC, Boycott, Cultural Boycott, Culture, Gaza, Human Rights, National Rights, PACBI, Pledge, Political Rights, Press releases, War Crimes, West Bank.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has welcomed the passing of motion calling on the National University of Galway (NUIG) Students’ Union to actively participate in the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel until it ends the occupation of Palestine and complies with its obligations under international law. yo The motion, which reads in full “That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel.” was passed by an almost 2 to 1 margin (1,954 to 1,054 votes) during a student referendum held on March 6th. NUIG Students’ Union becomes … Continue reading →
Posted March 8, 2014 in Academic Boycott, Academics for Palestine, Apartheid, BDS, Boycott, Campaigns, Divestment, education, Galway, Gaza, Hasbara, Human Rights, Israeli Apartheid Week, Israeli Embassy, National Rights, NUIG, PACBI, Photos, Pledge, Political Rights, Press releases, Right of Return, Sanctions, Trade Unions, TUI, Video, War Crimes, West Bank.
An Israeli writer whose father was a leading general in the 1967 war has warmly welcomed the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) support for an academic boycott of Israeli institutions. “It’s a particularly good time to be visiting Ireland,” Miko Peled said in Dublin tonight. “One of your teachers’ unions has just achieved a historic breakthrough for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. “I welcome the TUI’s support for the academic boycott of Israel – the first such support from a European academic union. I hope it’s followed by others, and by action.” This evening, Peled, whose 13-year-old niece was … Continue reading →
Posted April 12, 2013 in Academic Boycott, Apartheid, BDS, Cork, Cultural Boycott, Dublin, Event Report, Human Rights, National Rights, PACBI, Pledge, Political Rights, Press releases, Speaking Tour.
Over the past number of weeks, an Irish artist and filmmaker called Nicky Larkin has published two articles in the Sunday Independent in support of Israel’s apartheid regime, criticising artists who speak out against Israel, and promoting his new film “Forty Shades of Grey”. Four of the signatories to the Irish Artist’s Pledge to Boycott Israel have publicly responded to Mr. Larkin’s scurrilous attacks. Composer Raymond Deane, who is also the IPSC’s Cultural Liaison Officer, had a letter published in the Sunday Independent two weeks after the original article appeared. Mysteriously, while the letter appeared in the print edition of … Continue reading →
Posted April 13, 2012 in Apartheid, BDS, Boycott, Campaigns, Cultural Boycott, Gaza, Human Rights, Irish Artists' Pledge to Boycott Israel, National Rights, Pledge, Political Rights, Press releases, West Bank.