Today, 29th November, is International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The United Nations chose this day to mark the shameful day in 1947 when the UN voted to partition Palestine against the wishes of the indigenous people. 73 years on, the Palestinians continue to suffer the disastrous consequences of that imperial decision to allow the colonisation of Palestine. Also, on this day 19 years ago, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was formed to stand in solidarity with Palestinian people. Our team of volunteers have worked tirelessly throughout these years for Palestinian rights. To mark this occasion we have produced … Continue reading
In the third of our Palestinian Stories short video series, we hear from Aziz, a young Palestinian from Gaza who now lives in Ireland. Aziz speaks of how he was excited to come to Ireland and how he has adapted to his new life here – and talks of the enjoyment he feels when sharing Palestinian culture through music and dance with Irish people. Palestinian Stories is a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of Palestinians living in places from Bethlehem to Beirut to Blanchardstown. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR MORE VIDEOS LIKE THIS.
In the second of our Palestinian Stories short video series, we hear from the kids of the Lajee Center in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem. They were due to tour Ireland in September to showcase Palestinian culture, but it had to be cancelled due to the COVID19 crisis. But fear not, Nasir, Batul, Razan and Raghd, who want to let you all know that they’ll be here next year to say ‘marhaba’! Palestinian Stories is a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of Palestinians living in places from Bethlehem to Beirut to Blanchardstown. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR … Continue reading
Watch: ‘Stop Settlements – On The Road To Justice In Palestine’ with Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair
On 21st May 2020 in an event hosted by the European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP) Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair held a friendly discussion and debate about accountability and obligations of companies and governments towards trade with Isreal’s illegal settlements, and wider issues of how we in Europe and beyond can help to achieve justice for the Palestinian people. Note: This video is also available as a podcast which you can listen to here. About the speakers: Michael Lynk – the UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in occupied … Continue reading
To mark Nakba Day 2020, on Wednesday 13h May the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was honoured to host an online public meeting with Palestinian legal expert and political analyst Diana Buttu. Ms. Buttu discussed Israel’s latest plan to illegally annex large areas of the West Bank in the context on the ‘Ongoing Nakba’ which has seen the Palestinians subjected to seven decades of dispossession, ethnic cleansing, military occupation, mass incarceration, illegal annexation and racist apartheid. About the speaker Diana Buttu is a Ramallah-based lawyer, analyst and commentator, a former legal advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization, and Policy Advisor to the Palestinian thinktank … Continue reading
Today is Nakba Day, which marks the 72nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) which saw the expulsion of over 750,000 people, two-thirds of the indigenous people of Palestine, forcibly uprooted from their homeland in a brutal act of ethnic cleansing that facilitated the foundation of the Apartheid State of Israel. Today, Palestinian refugees are trapped in an ongoing Nakba, many of them risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean to flee conditions in Syria, facing endemic poverty and discrimination in Lebanon, discriminated against as unrecognised internally displaced placed people inside the Apartheid State of Israel, subject to attacks by Israeli … Continue reading
On 15 May 2019, to mark Palestinian ‘Nakba Day’, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign asked people to write solidarity messages to Palestinian refugees on a big key. The key is the symbol of the Palestinian refugees’ right of return. In may 2020, the 72nd anniversary of the Nakba, the #KeyToJustice was delivered to our friends In the Lajee Cultural Center in Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem. As Palestinians face a new Nakba with the Trump-Netanyahu annexation plan, from Ireland we send love & solidarity to all Palestinians struggling for their rights to freedom, justice, equality and return!
Today, April 17 is Palestinian Prisoners Day, the day of international solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s jails. This year, there are more than 5,000 political prisoners incarcerated by apartheid regime, including more than 180 children, over 40 women and 430 people interned without charge or trail. Not only do all of them face the very grave threat of the Covid-19 virus spreading in such enclosed spaces, they also face the problem of widespread medical negligence by Israeli prison authorities. You can watch and share our short video message of solidarity above or on any of the following … Continue reading
Around the world the space for standing up for Palestinian freedom and rights is being shut down by those that oppose our shared values. They are using false claims of antisemitism to deny the Palestinian reality of living under Israel’s colonial system of Apartheid, occupation, oppression and dispossession. We are now reaching a critical point. Attacks are moving from smear campaigns that fuel fear and hate to political and legal initiatives that are restricting freedom of speech and the right to hold those committing injustice accountable. This is happening in the US, Germany, France, UK and elsewhere in Europe – as … Continue reading
Fatin Al Tamimi, Chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) spoke at the #StopTrump demonstration in Dublin on 6th June 2019. You can watch the video here, or read the full text below. A contingent of people from the IPSC also took part in the protest march, and there are some pictures of the demo following the speech. Speech by Fatin Al Tamimi, 6th June 2019: In my life I wear many hats – I am a woman, an immigrant, an exile, an Arab, a Muslim, an anti-war and anti-apartheid activist, a mother, and I am a Palestinian. These are some … Continue reading
With the announcement of Sarah McTernan as Ireland’s entry to the Eurovision in Israel, the Irish Campaign to Boycott Eurovision 2019 in Apartheid Israel held a large protest out RTÉ studios in Donnybrook. Campaigners handed in an additional 5,600 signatures to a petition calling on RTÉ and Ms. McTernan not to take part in the Eurovision, bringing the total number of signatures to over almost 17,000. A new petition calling on Sarah McTernan not to go to Apartheid Israel has been launched – you can sign it here! A protest was also held outside the RTÉ Regional Studios in Waterford … Continue reading
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
Happy New Year from Ireland to Palestine! Below are some pictures and a short video from the many solidarity vigils that took place around Ireland this New Year’s Eve to mark the tenth anniversary of the 2008/09 Israeli attack that killed over 1,400 people. Palestinians have asked us to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, so let’s work together even harder to ensure that 2019 is the year the people of Palestine finally enjoy freedom, justice and equality!
On Thursday 10th May 2018, Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement appeared before the Oireacthas (Irish Parliament) Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence. Below is the full video of this presentation, plus the question and answer session. A transcript of the meeting is also included. TRANSCRIPT – original link Brendan Smith (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail) In part B of today’s meeting, we meet Mr. Omar Barghouti to discuss the current situation in Palestine and the growing non-violent civil society movement that opposes Israel’s occupation. Mr. Barghouti is welcome. Before beginning, … Continue reading
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