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War Crimes

Take action to #SaveSilwan and #StopJerusalemExpulsions

Silwan is an area in Israeli-occupied and illegally annexed East Jerusalem that, like Sheikh Jarrah, is facing ongoing and imminent threats of ethnic cleansing. 1,500 Palestinians are under threat of having their homes demolished as Israel attempts to expel them and replace them with illegal Israeli settlers. This week the Apartheid State of Israel has begun a series of illegal demolitions in the area. The Irish government must both speak out and take concrete meaningful action – so we ask you to take one minute to send the below mail to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney. Words are not … Continue reading

New Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs Report calls for Irish Government action on Israel’s illegal settlements, demolitions and displacement

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomes the publication of a new report by the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence entitled “Demolitions and Displacements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The 112-page report, the product of several months of investigation by the Committee, is clear in its critique and condemnation of the illegal nature of Israel’s home demolitions, population displacements and settlement construction. The report also makes a list of recommendations (pp.47-49), most of which are broadly supported by the IPSC, in particular the calls for Ireland to: • Take steps towards realising its responsibility to not render aid or … Continue reading

Take Action: Stop Gardaí & PSNI collaboration with Israel’s ministry of death, torture and racism

Both An Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland are engaged in an EU research project called ROXANNE, working in collaboration with the notorious Israeli Ministry of Public Security.    CLICK TO TAKE ACTION!   This is the Ministry responsible for both the Israel National Police (including the Border Police) and the Israel Prison Service. It oversees routine commission of serious human rights abuses and international law violations against the Palestinian people, and racism and violence directed at minorities within Israel. These well documented violations include brutal killings, the torture and imprisonment of children, medical negligence of political prisoners, … Continue reading

Take Action to #SaveSheikhJarrah & #StopJerusalemExpulsions

Over 1,500 Palestinians from neighbourhoods in occupied East Jerusalem are facing threat of forced displacement and home demolitions by Israeli authorities. Children make up a large percentage of the families threatened with homelessness. Recently Israeli courts have ruled in favor of Israeli settlers and given four Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood until May to leave their homes. In the Silwan neighborhoods of Al Bustan and Batin al Hawa, a total of 21 Palestinian families are facing home demolition as soon as May 11th to make way for an Israeli tourist site. This is part of Israel’s larger plan … Continue reading

Ireland becomes first EU country to recognise ‘de facto’ Israeli annexation

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomes last night’s recognition by the Dáil (Irish parliament) of the de facto Israeli annexation of those parts of the West Bank on which illegal settlements are built. We believe that this recognition represents a very important step towards accountability for Israel’s violations of international law, human rights abuses, and its commission of crimes against humanity, namely Apartheid and Persecution. We hope this will be a watershed moment, that others states will follow suit, and that our government and other states will immediately take action to end these crimes and our complicity with them, to … Continue reading

Crimes Against Humanity: Human Rights Watch says Israel committing Apartheid and Persecution and demands international sanctions

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has praised the publication of a new report by Human Rights Watch showing that Israel is committing the dual crimes against humanity of Apartheid and Persecution of the Palestinian people. The report, entitled ‘A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution’, is the latest in a long line of human rights organisations levelling similar charges against Israel, and also calls for international sanctions against the Israeli state and individuals implicated in these crimes. Click here to read our new Briefing Paper breaking down HRW’s report and recommendations IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi welcomed … Continue reading

Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian General Strike for Liberation

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign sends solidarity greetings to Palestinians as they engage in an historic General Strike for Liberation across historic Palestine today, March 18 2021. We salute the Palestinians in the occupied territories, including Jeursalemites, and the Palestinian citizens of Apartheid Israel who are engaging in a strike for freedom. This strike cuts across political divides, and unites the forcibly separated Palestinians in common action in their homeland. Such strikes have a long history in Palestinians popular struggle – from the General Strike of 1936 against British imperialism to the weekly strikes during the first intifada against Israeli colonialism … Continue reading

Duncan Casey says #BoycottPUMA! Will you join him?

PUMA’s new marketing campaign, Only See Great, claims to spark a spirit of “optimism” and “hope.” Yet PUMA remains the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association, which includes teams in Apartheid Israel’s illegal settlements in occupied Palestine. As protests take place across the world ahead of the PUMA shareholders meeting on May 5, take action now to tell PUMA: We don’t need “inspiring” marketing ploys. We need PUMA to stop supporting Israeli apartheid. Click to Tweet at PUMA: Palestinians #OnlySeeApartheid Retired Irish rugby player Duncan Casey says: “Sport is about fair play and inclusion. Those that say sport and … Continue reading

Protests as UN Official warns AXA’s ties to Israeli banks constitute a human rights violation

On eve of AXA’s annual general meeting (AGM), United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Michael Lynk, called on the French insurance giant to fully divest from Israeli banks. The warning came as protests took place in Dublin and other European cities to demand AXA divests from Israeli banks that fuel apartheid. AXA currently invests US$6 million in four Israeli banks which finance the illegal Israeli settlements on confiscated land in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT), including East Jerusalem. You Can Sign The Pledge to Boycott Axa Here! Speaking ahead of AXA’s AGM Mr Lynk … Continue reading

Let’s tell G4S’s new owners that collaboration with Apartheid is unacceptable!

Earlier this month, US-based security company Allied Universal acquired G4S, creating the world’s largest security company. #StopG4S was launched by Palestinian civil society organizations in 2012, to support a historic hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners. Trade unions, churches, and grassroots movements across over 25 countries joined the campaign that cost G4S contracts worth millions of dollars. The #StopG4S campaign has already shown its impact. In December 2016, G4S sold its subsidiary, G4S Israel, to the Israeli equity fund FIMI. Until then, G4S was responsible for running Israeli prisons, where Palestinian political prisoners are held without trial and subjected to … Continue reading

Watch: International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People 2020

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

Palestine Podcast #53: The Future of US Policy Towards Palestine

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#53 – ‘The Future of US Policy Towards Palestine’ with Hatem Bazian and Nadia Hijab [2020-11-02] – (Download here) INFO: Over the past four years, the Trump administration has enacted major long-term changes to US policy with regard to Palestine. With US elections looming, in this episode of the Palestine Podcast, we hear from Al-Shabaka analysts Hatem Bazian and Nadia Hijab who … Continue reading

450+ Palestinian, Irish and International groups call on the UN to investigate Israeli apartheid

In a statement issued yesterday, more than 450 Palestinian and international organisations have called on the United Nations General Assembly to investigate Israel for committing the Crime of Apartheid. Some 50 Irish organisations are signatories to the call, which originated with Palestinian civil society. Noting that “Apartheid is a crime against humanity, giving rise to individual criminal responsibility and State responsibility to bring the illegal situation to an end,” the letter calls on all the UN General Assembly, which begans its 75th session yesterday, to: Launch international investigations into Israel’s apartheid regime over the Palestinian people, including by reconstituting the … Continue reading

More than 700 Irish artists have pledged to Boycott Israel

As support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement continues to grow around the world, the “Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel” has just passed the 700 signatory mark. The pledge, which was launched a decade ago, sees Irish cultural legends like Stephen Rea, Sinéad Cusack, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Damien Dempsey, Sharon Shannon, Robert Ballagh, Mary Black and Kíla joined by exciting up-and-comers such as Sisterix, CMAT, Kneecap, TPM, Steo Wall and Roisin El Cherif as well as established figures like Kevin Barry, Joe Rooney, Paul Duane and Eugene O’Hare. To see the full list and (if … Continue reading

Briefing: Ireland, Palestine & the International Criminal Court

In August 2020 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign produced its latest briefing paper ‘War Crimes in Palestine and the International Criminal Court’. Although primarily aimed at political representatives, we believe it will be of general interest to our supporters. You can read or download the whole document below.   Download the full Briefing Paper here   War Crimes in Palestine and the International Criminal Court Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign  | Briefing Paper | August 2020   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 2015 the situation in Palestine was referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). After a preliminary examination, in December 2019 the Prosecutor of … Continue reading

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