Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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150 trade unions, parties, NGOs and faith groups call on EU to stop funding Israeli arms companies

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

International Women’s Day message from IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi

Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi was a speaker alongside the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, author Nell Regan, the indomitable community workers Rita Fegan and Fidelma Bonass at an International Women’s Day event in Dublin’s Richmond Barracks, organised by the St. Michaels Estate Family Resource Centre. Ms. Tamimi’s speech praised the role of women in the Palestinian fight for freedom, justice and equality, and located the struggle for Palestinian liberty within the broader struggle against oppression and injustice everywhere. She ended by reading a poem entitled ‘Here We Shall Stay’ by Palestinian poet Tawfiq Ziad. During … Continue reading

Watch: ‘Life in Palestine’ 2018 calendar launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin

On Friday 10th November, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha officially launched the 2018 ‘Life in Palestine’ calendar produced by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Also speaking were Ms. Jilan Abdalmajid, Deputy Head of the Mission of the State of Palestine to Ireland, IPSC Chairperson Ms. Fatin Al Tamimi, and Jim Bowen from the IPSC’s Cork Branch. TO BUY THE CALENDAR CLICK HERE — http://www.ipsc.ie/store The theme of this year’s calendar is ‘Life in Palestine’, and every month explores a different aspect of the lives of ordinary Palestinians, and the difficulties and injustices they face living under Israeli’s … Continue reading

Watch: Street Theatre – Palestinian Olive Harvest (in Dublin)

On Saturday 28th October 2017 members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign engaged in street theatre in Dublin’s Grafton Street shopping district. The action explored the experiences of Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest season, which is underway right now. The period always sees an uptick in the number of violent attacks on Palestinian farmers and their olive groves by illegal Israeli colonial settlers, backed up by the Israeli occupation forces. Olive trees carry more than an economic significance in the lives of Palestinians. They are not just like any another trees, they are symbolic of Palestinians’ attachment to … Continue reading

The Palestine Podcast #24: ‘What We Saw In Palestine’ with Mike Murphy, Neilí Conroy, Harry Browne and Betty Purcell

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#24 – Mike Murphy, Neilí Conroy, Harry Browne and Betty Purcell on on ‘What We Saw In Palestine’ [2017-11-09] – (Download here) Note – there is a video of the event available here – the podcast includes the Q&A session with the audience, while the video does not. To visit Palestine see here, here, here, here and here. INFO: On Thursday 9th … 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

Watch: IPSC at ‘Refugees Welcome’ demo in Dublin

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign chairperson Martin O’Quigley spoke at Saturday’s ‘Refugees Welcome’ demo in Dublin, demanding that EU governments do more for refugees, address root causes of the crisis and pressure Israeli to implement the ‪Right Of Return‬ for Palestinian refugees. Martin O’Quigley, Chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidairty Campaign spoke at the demonstration in solidarity with refugees and migrants in Dublin on Saturday 12th September 2015. Mr. O’Quigley was invited to speak about the situation facing Palestinian refugees in particular, having been denied their right of return to their homes by Israel for almost seven decades. Many of those fleeing … Continue reading

Taoiseach says shocking Israeli government statements not aimed at bringing about peace: Campaigners urge sanctions on Israel

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed An Taoiseach [Irish Prime Minister] Enda Kenny’s statement that shocking anti-Palestinian statements by members of the new Israeli cabinet are “not part of a philosophy of a democratic government working to bring about peace”. However, the IPSC remains disappointed; despite this recognition of the true character of the Netanyahu administration, the Irish government continues to refuse to implement any meaningful sanctions on Israel thereby allowing it to continue acting with impunity towards Palestinians. By not implementing sanctions our government is tacitly permitting Israel’s commission of human rights and international law violations. Responding to … Continue reading

Video & Images: IPSC protest in solidarity with Palestinians under threat in Yarmouk refugee camp

On the evening of Thursday April 9th 2015 a large number of members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a protest in solidarity with Palestinians being attacked in Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, which had been overrun by ISIS fighters. It took place outside the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin. The protest condemned in the strongest possible terms the barbaric and coldblooded takeover of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syrian capital Damascus by extremist Islamist militants ISIS, reportedly backed by the Al-Qaeda aligned al-Nusra Front. 100 people had been killed – with reports of an unspecified … Continue reading

Watch: Campaign to end the Irish arms trade with Israel launched in Dublin

A campaign calling for an end to the Irish arms trade with Israel was officially launched by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) at a press conference on Wednesday 1st April. Below you can watch the video from the launch, and read the full report (you can also download this report as a PDF by clicking here) The campaign, which is supported by many public figures and civil society groups, is calling on the Irish government to place an immediate arms embargo upon the state of Israel. The campaign website address is http://www.ipsc.ie/noarmstrade – and includes several simple actions people can … Continue reading

Palestine’s Blood, Israel’s Profit: ‘The Lab’ national film tour with director Yotam Feldman (28 March – 2 April)

In late March and early April the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and several other organsiations are hosting special national film screening tour featuring the award winning new documentary about the military-industrial complex in Israel which explores how it is helping to turn Palestine’s blood into Israel’s profit. This series of FREE SCREENINGS will take place in the following dates. All screenings will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Yotam Feldman who is on a tour of Ireland. Saturday 28 March – Lurgan: 3pm, Ashburn Hotel, Lurgan Monday 30 March – Galway: 7pm, Cairnes Theatre, National University of Ireland … Continue reading

Solidarity is Strength! A report from Israeli Apartheid Week 2015 in Ireland

Between 7th and 14th March 2015 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was proud to be a part of the 11th Israeli Apartheid Week, an annual international series of events including rallies, lectures, performances, films, multimedia displays and protest actions held in cities and campuses across the globe. This year saw over 200 cities taking part in 30 countries on all five continents. The aim of Israeli apartheid week is to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing Palestinian-led campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Pulling off Israeli Apartheid Week … Continue reading

8000 strong petition handed to Dunnes Stores calling for a boycott of illegal Israeli settlement goods

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

Watch & Read: IPSC hands 10,000 strong petition to RTE concerning problematic coverage of Palestine-Israel issue

On Wednesday 10th September members of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign handed in a 10,000 strong petition to RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster, calling for more balanced, comprehensive and consistent coverage of the situation in the Palestine-Israel region. The petition calls on RTÉ: “to cease ignoring the Palestine issue in both news coverage and commentary. RTÉ withholds from Irish people all information about the Israeli army’s daily persecution, harassment and even killing of Palestinians (including children) within the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip. RTÉ has been silent about successive waves of hunger strikes among Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, … Continue reading

Watch: Speeches from the National Demonstration for Freedom and Justice in Palestine

On Saturday 9th August 2014, over 10,000 people march from the Spire in Dublin to the Israeli Embassy in an incredible show of opposition to the Israeli attacks on Gaza and in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Their message was simple, “it’s time for freedom and justice for Palestine”. When the huge crowd reached its destination, they were address by several speakers. The videos of most of these speeches are below. Freda Hughes, Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign spokesperson Martin O’Quigley, Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign chairperson Dr. Yaser Alashqar, Palestinian educationalist from Gaza Trevor Hogan, former Irish rugby international and member of Gaza … Continue reading

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