For more than 75 years Palestinians have lived under an Apartheid regime imposed by Israel. We are asking people to sign our pledge to help End Israeli Apartheid. Israel has created and maintained laws, policies, and practices that deliberately oppress Palestinians. This ensures Palestinians live under a system of Jewish-Israeli domination across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and affects Palestinian refugees displaced in neighbouring countries. The system is enforced by acts such as forcible transfer, drastic movement restrictions, fragmentation of communities, unlawful killings, arbitrary detention and torture, separation of families and the denial of nationality and citizenship rights to … Continue reading →
Posted May 14, 2023 in Action Item, Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Pledge, Political Rights, Press releases, War Crimes.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign this evening expressed anger and frustration that the Irish government earlier refused to support the Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill, introduced into the Dáil by John Brady TD. Instead, the government will tomorrow vote to amend the Bill to delay any further discussion for nine months. The Bill seeks to prevent the Irish Strategic Investment Fund from investing in companies that appear on the ‘UN Database of Companies Operating in Illegal Israeli Settlements’, of which the fund currently has shares in nine such entities, including four Israeli banks that finance the building of settlements. Zoë Lawlor, … Continue reading →
Posted May 16, 2023 in Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
Ahead of the first anniversary of the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli military, the New York based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) this week released a report detailing the killings of 20 journalists by Israeli forces over the past 22 years. As with the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, shot dead in the West Bank on May 11th 2022, the report reveals that no one has ever been held accountable for any of these deaths. The report states Israel’s reaction to Shireen’ Abu Akleh’s killing is “part of a deadly decades-long pattern”. The report … Continue reading →
Posted May 10, 2023 in Human Rights, International Law, Press releases, Report, War Crimes.
“Settlements are illegal under international law and their expansion must stop, as well as demolitions and evictions of Palestinians from their homes. [Israeli] military operations must be proportionate and in line with international humanitarian law.” – EU High Representative Josep Borrell, March 14th 2023 “EU-Israel cooperation is strong, and we want to further deepen our relationship.” – EU High Representative Josep Borrell, May 2nd 2023 These two conflicting statements highlight the deeply hypocritical nature of the EU’s stance with regard to Israel’s violations of international law and human rights abuses. While frequently expressing “deep concern” and even “condemning” Israel’s most … Continue reading →
Posted May 9, 2023 in EU, Human Rights, Impunity, International Law, Press releases, Report, Sanctions, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is proud to announce that our ‘Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel’ has just passed the 1,500 signatory mark, a hugely significant milestone in support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. After reaching 1,000 signatories in early 2021, more than 500 new cultural workers have added their names over the past two years alone. SEE THE FULL LIST AT: https://www.ipsc.ie/pledge The Irish artists’ pledge was launched just over a decade ago, initiated by composer and IPSC co-founder Raymond Deane. Initially signed by over 140 Irish creative and performing artists, whereby they undertake to … Continue reading →
Posted May 4, 2023 in BDS, Cultural Boycott, Culture, Human Rights, Irish Artists' Pledge to Boycott Israel, Political Rights, Press releases, War Crimes.
We have some incredible news for you – we have forced the European Commission to discuss banning trade with Israel’s illegal settlements! In February our European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban EU trade with illegal settlements ended, without the campaign reaching the threshold of one million verified signatures. However, this was only Stage 1: once the ECI closed, our international coalition moved to have the EU Parliament’s Petition Committee (PETI) turn the ECI into an official petition to the European Commission, thereby compelling the EC to respond even without the million signatures. Today the PETI Committee voted unanimously to do … Continue reading →
Posted April 26, 2023 in EU, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, Press releases, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
We need your help! We have learned that the hugely important Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill will be voted on in the Dáil this coming Tuesday, 16th May. The legislation, moved by John Brady TD, seeks to end Irish state investment in companies that are complicit in the building and maintenance of Israel’s illegal settlements in Palestine. All Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine are illegal under international law, and are war crimes under the Geneva Conventions. Essentially, if passed, it would compel the Irish Strategic Investment Fund to divest shareholdings in companies listed on the UN Database of businesses operating … Continue reading →
Posted May 12, 2023 in Action Item, Email Campaign, Human Rights, Irish Government, Press releases, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
The European Commission must respond to a petition on EU trade with illegal settlements, and the European Parliament’s committee on international trade (INTA) should consider backing a ban, the European Parliament’s committee on petitions (PETI) decided unanimously today. The PETI committee today debated EU trade with illegal settlements following testimony from Dr. Tom Moerenhout, an international law expert and an organiser of the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) “Ensuring Common Commercial Policy conformity with EU Treaties and compliance with international law”. MEP Margrete Auken, a vice-chair of the PETI committee, initiated today’s discussion based on that ECI, which is supported by … Continue reading →
Posted April 26, 2023 in Apartheid, EU, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, Press releases, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
To commemorate the 14th 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 Saturday 31st December to attend one of our nationwide vigils for the people of Palestine, especially those in besieged in Gaza. Armagh, 12pm, Market Square – Details here Dublin, 2pm, Ha’penny Bridge – Details here Derry, 2pm, Peace Bridge – Details here Limerick, 2pm, Thomas Street – Details here Waterford, 2pm, Station Roundabout – Details here Galway, 2pm, Spanish … Continue reading →
Posted December 19, 2022 in Event, Human Rights, Press releases, War Crimes.
In an open letter issued today, 18 Irish human rights groups, civil society organisations and trade unions called for the Irish government to act to stop the reconvening of the EU-Israel Association Council scheduled for next month. ADD YOUR VOICE BY EMAILING THE MINISTER – CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION! The letter follows on from other calls for cancellation directed to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, from MEPs, Amnesty International and Palestinian and international civil society groups. The signatories, which include Trocaire, Christian Aid Ireland, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Fórsa, the Communications Workers’ Union, ActionAid … Continue reading →
Posted September 26, 2022 in Apartheid, EU, Human Rights, International Law, Open Letter, Press releases, War Crimes, West Bank.
You are invited to attend one of these timely and important talks by preeminent Palestinian human rights defender Shawan Jabarin, Director of Al Haq, and a Secretary General of the FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights, who is on a speaking tour of Ireland, facilitated by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Mr. Jabarin will speak in the following locations: Friday 14 Oct – Galway, 1pm @ Martin Ryan Annex, Galway University Monday 17 Oct – Navan, 7pm @ SIPTU Dan Shaw Centre Tuesday 18 Oct – Dublin, 7pm @ Robert Emmet Theatre, TCD Wednesday 19 Oct – Cork, 7.30pm @ … Continue reading →
Posted October 7, 2022 in Al-HAq, Apartheid, Cork, Dublin, Event, Galway, Human Rights, International Law, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Public Meeting, Sanctions, Speaking Tour, War Crimes, Waterford.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) condemned last night’s raids by Israeli occupation forces on the offices of six highly respected and effective Palestinian human rights organisations. These organisations were designated as “terrorist entities” by Israel in October 2021, a move that has been openly rejected by nine EU states, including Ireland. Late yesterday, Apartheid Israel’s forces raided the offices of the human rights organisations, confiscated equipment, documents and materials, sealed their doors, and left notices declaring them unlawful organisations and ordering them closed. In the office of Al Haq, the soldiers tore to the ground an Irish flag which had … Continue reading →
Posted August 18, 2022 in Addameer, Al-HAq, Apartheid, Defence for Children International, Free Speech, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, Political Rights, Press releases, War Crimes, West Bank, Women.
In July, despite Israel’s record of apartheid, human rights abuses and international law violations, the 27 EU Foreign Ministers voted unanimously to reconvene the EU-Israel Association Council for the first time since 2012. This is an entirely retrograde move that will serve only to embolden Israel in its denial of Palestinian rights and freedoms. The message it sends is clear; Israel can continue to act with impunity, and the EU – including Ireland – will not only ignore its continuous human rights abuses and violations of international law, but reward it with greater access to the EU centres of power. … Continue reading →
Posted August 5, 2022 in Action Item, Apartheid, EU, Human Rights, International Law, Press releases, War Crimes.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has praised today’s publication of a detailed new report by Amnesty International showing that Israel is committing the crime against humanity of Apartheid against the Palestinian people. The 211 page report, entitled ‘Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime Against Humanity’, is the latest in a long line of human rights organisations levelling similar charges against Israel. It calls for international sanctions, including an arms embargo, against the Israeli state and individuals implicated in these crimes, for the International Criminal Court to investigate Israeli Apartheid, and for the United Nations to re-establish the Special Committee against … Continue reading →
Posted February 1, 2022 in Amnesty, Apartheid, B'Tselem, Ethnic Cleansing, Gaza, HRW, Human Rights, International Law, Internment, Irish Government, Jerusalem, Nakba, National Rights, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Political Rights, Press releases, Refugees, Right of Return, Sanctions, Settlements, Siege of Gaza, War Crimes, West Bank.
From the Naqab to Sheikh Jarrah to the West Bank —Palestinians are resisting land grabs and the destruction of their homes, and calling for solidarity in their battle against Israel’s ethnic cleansing policies. Palestinians have called a weekend of protest across their historic lands, and are asking internationals to standing in solidarity with them as they face down the brutality of Israel’s apartheid regime. We ask you to please join us at one of our actions around Ireland this Thursday 27th and Friday 28th January to show your opposition to Israel’s actions, and to tell our government that words are … Continue reading →
Posted January 25, 2022 in Apartheid, Home Demolitions, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, Jerusalem, Nakba, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Protest, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
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