In a letter published in today’s Irish Times, 18 leading Irish and Palestinian human rights and Palestine solidarity organisations have called for Israel to immediately release Palestinian human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. “Mr Nawajaa is a human rights defender and community leader who has been imprisoned solely for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and association. He is therefore a prisoner of conscience, and he must be immediately and unconditionally released. Both the Irish Government and the EU must loudly echo this call … Continue reading →
Posted August 15, 2020 in Academics for Palestine, Al-HAq, Amnesty, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Christian Aid, EU, Free Speech, Human Rights, International Law, Internment, Irish Government, Open Letter, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Right to BDS, Sanctions, Trade Unions.
Today, on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners, more than 150 European trade unions, political parties, human rights organizations and faith groups from over 16 European countries issued a call urging the EU to uphold its legal responsibilities and exclude Israeli military companies from EU Framework Programs. This call – accompanied by an explainer video – comes at a time when at least 35 unarmed Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli snipers during three weeks of protests at Gaza’s border with Israel. The 150 strong list of signatories includes 20 signatories from Ireland, including political parties … Continue reading →
Posted April 17, 2018 in Arms Embargo, BDS, ECCP, EU, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Sanctions, Trade Unions, Video, War Crimes.
Dublin’s Liberty Hall will play host to the ‘Palestinian Freedom Conference: Overcoming the Ongoing Nakba’ this coming Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May. The conference will feature human rights defenders, experts, academics and activists from Palestine, Israel, Ireland and elsewhere. Tickets can be booked through the conference website at https://www.ipsc.ie/pfc To mark the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Trade Union Friends of Palestine and BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights are honoured to host an inspiring and action-focused weekend of talks from important voices in the Palestinian struggle for Freedom, Justice and … Continue reading →
Posted May 8, 2018 in Addameer, Apartheid, BADIL, BDS, Boycott, Child Prisoners, Culture, Dublin, Ethnic Cleansing, EU, Event, Gaza, History, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Palestinian Culture, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Public Meeting, Refugees, Right of Return, Right to BDS, Sanctions, Settlements, Siege of Gaza, Trade Unions, UN, War Crimes, West Bank, Women.
On Saturday 10th June around 1,500 people from all over Ireland (and further afield) marched in a National Demonstration to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation and illegal colonisation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) organised the event to convey a simple message, that ‘100 years of injustice & 50 years of occupation is enough! It’s time for freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people!’ Click here to read the leaflet (PDF) we handed out to thousands of people along the way. Speaking at the rally outside the Israeli Embassy … Continue reading →
Posted June 19, 2017 in Academic Boycott, Administrative Detention, Apartheid, Apartheid Wall, Arms Embargo, BDS, Boycott, Campaigns, Child deaths, Child Prisoners, Cultural Boycott, Day of Action, Demonstration, Divestment, Ethnic Cleansing, Event, Event Report, Gaza, History, Human Rights, Impunity, Irish Government, Israeli Embassy, Jerusalem, Multimedia, Nakba, National Rights, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Palestinian Culture, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Protest, Right of Return, Sanctions, Siege of Gaza, Sporting Boycott, Statements, Trade Unions, Uncategorized, Video, War Crimes, West Bank.
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) warmly welcomes and commends the Musicians’ Union of Ireland (MUI) for passing a motion in support of the cultural boycott of apartheid Israel. A cultural boycott of Israel has been called for by Palestinian civil society since 2004. The motion was passed on 1st March at the MUI Annual General Meeting in Dublin’s Liberty Hall, and reads as follows: “The executive of the Musicians’ Union of Ireland urges its members, in view of the repeated and continued disregard by Israel of International Law and Humanitarian Law, to boycott all Cultural Activities funded by the … Continue reading →
Posted June 15, 2017 in Cultural Boycott, Culture, Human Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Trade Unions.
On Wednesday 17th December members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign handed in a petition signed by over 8,000 people calling on Irish supermarket chain Dunnes Stores to make a public commitment that their outlets will not stock goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. The petition – signatures for which were collected on streets around Ireland during 2014 – was initiated to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Dunnes Stores anti-Apartheid strike by IDATU (now called Mandate) trade union members in Dublin’s Henry Street, and calls on Dunnes to support justice for … Continue reading →
Posted December 17, 2014 in Apartheid, BDS, BNC, Campaigns, Demonstration, Dublin, Dunnes Stores, Economic Boycott, EU, Event Report, Gaza, Human Rights, National Rights, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Protest, Report, Sanctions, Settlements, Trade Unions, Video, War Crimes, West Bank.
Between 1st and 8th March, Ireland took part in the 10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week with a series of events including meetings and protests organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). On Saturday 1st March, the Dublin IPSC branch of the kicked off IAW with a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. We visited four city centre supermarkets, making consumers aware of their presence, the connection between these products and the occupation of Palestine and asking people to boycott them. We also handed in letters of protest to the management of each store, asking them to cease sticking Israeli goods. … Continue reading →
Posted March 19, 2014 in Academic Boycott, Addameer, Apartheid, Audio, BDS, Cork, Day of Action, Demonstration, Dublin, Economic Boycott, EU, Euro Med, Event Report, Factsheet, Galway, Human Rights, Israeli Apartheid Week, Israeli Embassy, Lidl, Limerick, Marks & Spencer, Multimedia, National Rights, National Tour, Petition, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Protest, Public Meeting, Sanctions, Speaking Tour, Tour, Trade Unions, War Crimes, Women.
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.
Palestinian unions representing lecturers, university employees, teachers and writers have praised the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) for its endorsement of an academic boycott of Israel. In a letter saluting the TUI, the Palestinians said the clarity of the union’s statement was “unprecedented”. They also highlighted the importance of such solidarity actions, invoking Irish support for those struggling against South African apartheid many years ago. (The full text of the letter is below.) At its annual conference last Thursday, the TUI voted unanimously to support the request for an academic boycott that has been made by a broad coalition of … Continue reading →
Posted April 8, 2013 in Academic Boycott, Apartheid, BDS, Cultural Boycott, Human Rights, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Trade Unions.
The following letter was published in the Irish Times on Monday 4th June 2012. The impressive list of individual and organisational signatories is indicative of the widespread domestic and international support that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, and the IPSC’s promotion of this campaign, enjoys. The publication came after a month of sustained attacks in the Irish media against the IPSC and the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott campaign against Israel. ============ Sir, – We wish to express our support for the Palestinian call for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it abides … Continue reading →
Posted June 5, 2012 in Apartheid, BDS, Boycott, Cultural Boycott, Culture, Human Rights, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Trade Unions.
Richard Irvine has written the following important pamphlet for the ICTU Trade Union Friends of Palestine. From the introduction: “The Histadrut was founded in December 1920 in British Mandate Palestine. From its inception its aims were neither to build workers’ solidarity nor represent or campaign for workers’ rights; instead it was founded as an exclusively Jewish organisation to facilitate the colonisation of Palestine. As such it worked in tandem with the Jewish Agency to promote the exclusion of Palestinian labour and produce and was at the forefront of the movement to turn Palestine from an Arab country into a Zionist … Continue reading →
Posted May 28, 2012 in Briefing Paper, Press releases, Report, Trade Unions.
During the week of 20th to 27th February the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and other groups marked the 8th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week with a series of actions and awareness raising events in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Belfast. Dublin, Thur 23: Première of ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’ The IPSC was proud to present the Irish Premiere of the brand new film ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’, by film-makers Ana Nogueira & Eron Davidson, a 90 minute documentary film looking at the current situation in Palestine through the lens of South African Apartheid; comparing the two regimes in a manner not flattering for … Continue reading →
Posted March 6, 2012 in Academic Boycott, Audio, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Campaigns, CRH, Cultural Boycott, Demonstration, Diamonds, Divestment, Dunnes Stores, Economic Boycott, education, EU, Event, Event Report, Film Premiere, Gaza, Hate Apartheid, Human Rights, iaw2012, Irish Government, Israeli Apartheid Week, Marks & Spencer, Multimedia, National Rights, PACBI, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Protest, Public Meeting, Sanctions, Siege of Gaza, Tesco, Total Produce, Trade Unions.
Occupied Palestine is part of every free heartbeat in this world and her cause continues to inspire solidarity across the globe. The World Social Forum Free Palestine is an expression of the human instinct to unite for justice and freedom and an echo of the World Social Forum’s opposition to neo-liberal hegemony, colonialism, and racism through struggles for social, political and economic alternatives to promote justice, equality, and the sovereignty of peoples. The WSF Free Palestine will be a global encounter of broad-based popular and civil society mobilizations from around the world. It aims to: 1. Show the strength of … Continue reading →
Posted January 25, 2012 in Academic Boycott, Arms Embargo, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Campaigns, Cultural Boycott, Divestment, Economic Boycott, Event, Human Rights, National Rights, PACBI, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Public Meeting, Sanctions, Sporting Boycott, Statements, Trade Unions.
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 →
Posted January 24, 2012 in Academic Boycott, Agrexco, Arms Embargo, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Cultural Boycott, Diamonds, Divestment, Economic Boycott, Human Rights, National Rights, PACBI, Political Rights, Press releases, Sanctions, Sporting Boycott, Statements, Trade Unions.
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. Israeli universities and research institutes are deeply involved in military … Continue reading →
Posted October 20, 2011 in Academic Boycott, Arms Embargo, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Campaigns, Human Rights, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Statehood, Students, Trade Unions.
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