Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Statehood

Take Action in support of flying Palestinian flag on Dublin City Hall

On March 30th the ‘Protocol Committee’ of Dublin City Council voted unanimously to fly the Palestinian flag from Dublin’s City Hall between 15 May and early June 2017, in what Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi called “a heartening gesture of solidarity“. This historic decision was greeted with joy and appreciation by Palestinians in Ireland, in Palestine and in the diaspora. However, the decision has still to be ratified at the next full meeting of Dublin City Council which will be held on Monday 8th May – it is not a sure thing, and your help is needed! … Continue reading

Israel 2015: A government of extremists in charge of an-out-of control military (New IPSC Briefing Paper)

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has distributed the following important and informative new briefing paper to members of the Oireachtas, members of the European Parliament and members of local Irish councils. Titled Israel 2015: A government of extremists in charge of an-out-of control military, the paper is an in-depth investigation the extremist nature of the new Israeli government, the shocking views of its leading members, and the appalling recent record of the Israeli occupation forces in Gaza. Finally the document makes a series of recommendations that we believe the Irish government must take to help ensure that Israel is held to … Continue reading

Some important NGO and political reports

Below are some recently issued, and some leaked, reports on the Palestinian issue that will be of interest to our supporters. 1. Leaked EU internal report: “Area C and Palestinian State building” (July 2011) 2. Leaked EU Heads of Mission report: “East Jerusalem” (December 2011) 3. UN OCHA factsheet: “Demolitions and Forced Displacement in the Occupied West Bank” (January 2012) 4. French Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee report: “Water: Evidence of a New Apartheid in the Middle East” (January 2012) 5. ADDAMEER report: “Quarterly Update on Palestinian Prisoners (15 October 2011 – 15 January 2012)” (Januray 2012) 6. Inter-Parliamentary Union report: … Continue reading

Don´t Collaborate with Apartheid – a call from Palestinian civil society on European universities, academics, students and people of conscience

Press Release, Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) 20th October 2011 The State of Israel practises a system of occupation, colonialism and apartheid over the Palestinian people, but it does not do so unaided. Israeli military companies are the main enablers of Israel´s persistent and grave violations of international law. They provide the weaponry and technology that allow Israel to commit atrocities and daily violations of human rights, and they directly participate in the construction of Israel´s Apartheid Wall, declared illegal by the International Court of Justice on 9 July 2004.[1] Israeli universities and research institutes are deeply involved in military … Continue reading

Audio: John Reynolds meeting on ‘UN Statehood Bid’

On Thursday 15th September over fifty people attended a meeting on the meaning of the “Palestinian UN statehood bid” organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. John Reynolds, former legal researcher with Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq, was invited to give an overview of the background to this initiative, and spoke about some of the perceived pros and cons that the move could result in.The meeting was chaired by Raymond Deane, Cultural Boycott Officer of the IPSC. John introduced the meeting by giving an overview of the history of Palestinian international diplomacy over the years, end with the current statehood bid. … Continue reading

IPSC statement on the Palestinian “UN statehood initiative”

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign fully supports the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination as guaranteed by UN General Assembly Resolution 3236. This right is the foremost and most fundamental human right of the Palestinian national liberation movement, and is an inalienable right of all Palestinians – those in the Occupied Territories, Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinian refugees and others in the Diaspora. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, as an organisation in solidarity with the Palestinian people, does not see our role as intervening in internal Palestinian discussions on statehood, or advocating solutions based on ‘one’ or ‘two’ states. It … Continue reading