Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Poetry

Celebrate Palestinian Culture & Solidarity This November!

Every year the 29th November is celebrated as UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This year, in the week leading up to it, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has organised a series of events focusing on traditional Palestinian culture and it’s role in resisting apartheid, occupation, and exile. We hope you will be able to make it along to some of all of these special events: At lunchtime on Tuesday 26th November we are hosting an exhibition and workshop focusing on the art of Palestinian embroidery, featuring an expert embroider from Gaza. It will take place in The … Continue reading

Report: Cultural evening marking International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People opened by Lord Mayor of Dublin

On the evening of the 29th November 2017, to mark the UN’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the Lord Mayor of Dublin and the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) hosted an evening of Palestinian culture in the Oak Room of the Mansion House, the Mayor’s official residence. Scores of IPSC campaigners, activists from other solidarity and human rights groups, and City Councillors, Senators and TDs gathered to experience a showcase of Palestinian culture in the form of music, song, poetry, and of course, food. Although unable to make it, President Michael D. Higgins sent good wishes to all present.   … Continue reading

WATCH: Poetry for Palestine event in Dublin

As part of PalFest Ireland 2016 festival, Irish poets read in solidarity with Palestine, and Palestinians living in Ireland read their favourite poems. The event took place on Friday 15th July 2016. The five featured poets, who read from their own work as well as  Palestinian poems of their choice, were Moya Cannon, Seamus Cashman, Catherine Ann Cullen, John Ennis and Adam Wyeth. Fatin Al Tamimi, chair of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and a photographer who has lived in Ireland since 1988, along with Palestinians Abdalluh Al Bayyari and Amany Yahia also read favourite poems from their literature. The … Continue reading

Listowel Writers’ Week refusal to accept Israeli state funding welcomed by artists and human rights campaigners

Today’s decision by Listowel Writers’ Week Festival to refuse funding from the Israeli Embassy in Ireland has been welcomed by artists, human rights campaigners and Palestine solidarity activists in Ireland, and is being hailed as victory for the growing Palestinian-led global Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement. The festival’s courageous and principled decision came after festival orgainsers were informed that the acceptance of any such funding would be in breach of the Palestinian civil society call for a cultural boycott of Israel, and after being contacted by concerned members of the public, several of them artists who are due to … Continue reading

Poetic Injustice: Remi Kanazi mini-tour in Cork and Dublin (27-29 Nov)

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to present  acclaimed Palestinian-American performance poet Remi Kanazi in Cork (27 & 28 Nov) and Dublin (29 Nov). Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the author of the new released collectionof poetry, Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine and the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008). His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. His poetry has taken him across North America, the UK, and the … Continue reading