Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Landmark 1000th Irish artist signs the “Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel”

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is delighted to announce that our ‘Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel’ has just passed the 1,000 signatory mark, a hugely significant milestone in support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. See the full list at The Irish artists’ pledge was launched a decade ago, initiated by renowned composer, and IPSC co-founder, Raymond Deane. Initially signed by over 140 Irish creative and performing artists, whereby they undertake to boycott the Israeli state under present circumstances, the pledge now has over 1,000 signatories, among them Irish cultural legends like Stephen Rea, Sinéad Cusack, … 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

Watch: Palestinian Freedom Conference – Overcoming the Ongoing Nakba (Dublin, May 2018)

On 12th and 23th May 2018, 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 were honoured to host an inspiring and action-focused weekend of talks from important voices in the Palestinian struggle for Freedom, Justice and Equality. Speakers over the course of two days included Omar Barghouti, Haneen Zoabi, Ali Abunimah, John Reynolds, Sahar Francis, Lubnah Shomali, Shir Hever, Mona El Farra, Jamal Juma’, Eitan Bronstein Aparicio, Fatin Al Tamimi and Eamon McMahon. Now we are pleased to present the … Continue reading

Join one of our New Year’s Eve vigils for Palestine around Ireland

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Israeli ‘Operation Cast Lead’ attack on Gaza, and to highlight Israeli’s ongoing brutality coupled with the cruel and illegal siege of Gaza, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is calling on people to gather on Monday 31st December at one of our nationwide annual New Year’s Eve vigil for the people of Palestine. Omagh, 1pm, Market St/High St Junction – DetailsDublin, 2pm – 3pm, Ha’penny Bridge – DetailsLimerick, 2pm – 3pm, Bottom of Thomas Street, Limerick – DetailsEnnis, 2pm – 3pm, The Club Bridge – DetailsSligo, 2pm – 3pm, Hyde Bridge – DetailsGalway – … Continue reading

Take one important action: urge Fianna Fail to support Frances Black’s bill banning Israeli settlement goods

On July 11th, the Irish Seanad will be presented with a unique opportunity for Ireland to be at the forefront of ensuring international law is respected and states, including Israel, do not profit from the occupation of other countries. Sen. Frances Black’s Control of Economic Activities (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018 seeks to prohibit the import and sale of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied territories. It is imperative that people use this rare opportunity to lobby Senators and local TDs, especially Fianna Fail representatives. Fianna Fail hold the key – let’s get them to use it to … Continue reading

WATCH: National Demonstration for Freedom & Justice in Palestine

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

Write to Charlie Flanagan and your TDs demanding an end to the Irish arms trade with Israel

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is calling on the Irish government to place an immediate arms embargo upon the state of Israel. We’re also asking our members and supporters to take action to help. Aside from signing our online petition, we would like people to send letters and emails to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan TD, and their local TDs and MEPs asking them to support the call for an arms embargo on Israel. Below you will find a sample letter, but it’s always better to write your own. The Minister can be contacted at – and … Continue reading

The Palestine Podcast #8: John Rose on ‘Israel – Analysing the Empire’s watchdog in the Middle East’

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#8 – John Rose on ‘Israel – Analysing the Empire’s watchdog in the Middle East’ [2014-09-13] – (Download here) INFO: This talk by author and activist John Rose, which took place on Saturday 13th September in Cassidy’s Hotel in Dublin, analysed the role of Israel as a watchdog and enforcer for the United States in the Middle East. Rose also talked about … Continue reading

One Minute for Palestine: Sign this petition calling on RTE to break their silence on Palestine!

Dear friends, please take 1 minute to sign this petition calling on the RTE, the Irish National Broadcaster, to ‘break its silence’ and report on the huge violation of human rights norms and international law that Israel is conducting in the occupied West Bank RIGHT NOW. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION RTE has been silent over the past ten days, despite the mass Israeli collective punishment of the Palestinian people takign place, ostensibly as part of a search for three missing Israeli teenage illegal settlers, who are presumed kidnapped. This collective punishment, which has seen a further 400 Palestinians … Continue reading

Palestinian Land Day to be remembered in Dublin and Cork on Sat 30th March

On 30th March 1976 Israeli military forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel. These young men were among thousands protesting the Israeli government’s expropriation of Palestinian land. Thirty-seven years after the first Land Day demonstrations, Israel continues its expropriation and colonization of Palestinian land. Israel continues to expand its illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, forcing Palestinians from their land. Palestinians also face dispossession and displacement inside Israel. Join us this Saturday 30th March in Cork and Dublin to commemorate Land Day and celebrate Palestinian resistance to Israel’s ongoing land expropriation, colonization, occupation and apartheid. CORK: Monthly … Continue reading

35 Oireachtas members sign petition on mass Palestinian prison hunger strike

35 Oireachtas members including independents and Deputies and Senators from all political parties and groups in the Dáil and Seanad have signed their names to a petition calling for an immediate response to the ongoing mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. A cross party group of TDS will attempt to raise the matter in the Dáil under “Topical issues”. The 35 Oireachtas members have called for an immediate response to the Palestinian non-violent protests. The current situation of Palestinians in Israeli jails is unacceptable. We call on both the Israeli government and international actors to recognise the … Continue reading

‘The State of Palestine’ – two briefing documents from the IPSC

In September the Palestinian Authority will ask the UN to recognise the State of Palestine within the borders of the 1949 ceasefire lines. This request is an attempt to mobilise the legitimacy of the international community to bring to an end the occupation of the Palestinian Territories and the associated violations of the human, political and democratic rights of the Palestinian people. The two briefing papers below survey the ‘state’ of Palestine today, from both political and human rights perspectives. The papers outline the effect, and highlight the widespread, enduring and systematic nature of violations of Palestinian rights, and make … Continue reading