Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

WE’RE TAKING THE EU TO COURT – And we need your support to do it!

Earlier this year a coalition of European Palestine solidarity groups attempted to use the European Citizens’ Initiative mechanism as a means to voice out our call for action against all illegal settlements. This is a mechanism under which 1 million European citizens can compel a debate on an issue of concern. In this case we wanted to see a proper debate on the EU’s legal obligations towards non-recognition of, and non-assistance to, illegal settlements in occupied territories, including Israel’s illegal settlements in Palestine. However, the European Commission refused to even register our Initiative! It is clear, the Commission doesn’t want … 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

Palestine Podcast #33: Ilan Pappe on ‘The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories’

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#33 – Ilan Pappe on ‘The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories [2019-10-12] – (Download here) INFO: The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was honoured to launch the paperback of Ilan Pappe’s new book, The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories (Oneworld, 2019) on 12th October 2019 in Dublin. This podcast is a recording of the … Continue reading

Action Item: #ReclaimYourSpace – Stand against hate & support Palestinian freedom

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

EU governments must ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements say major European trade unions

34 European trade union organisations representing millions of workers have written to the European Commission and European governments demanding a ban on trade with illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine. The signatories include nine trade union groups based in Ireland: the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU); Fórsa; the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA); Mandate; the Communications Workers Union (CWU), Unison NI, Unite the Union, and both Belfast and Derry Trade Union Councils. The EU considers Israeli settlements as illegal under international law, however it allows Israel to export large quantities of products produced or partly produced in illegal Israeli … Continue reading

Take Action: Tell AXA to Divest from Israeli Apartheid!

Earlier today, SumOfUs published the report “AXA: Financing War Crimes” which shows that the French insurance giant AXA invests over $91 million in Israel’s largest private security and military company, Elbit Systems, and Israel’s five main banks, which operate in and serve Israel’s illegal settlements. Elbit Systems, Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, Mizrahi Tefahot, First International Bank of Israel and Israel Discount Bank all support Israel’s illegal settlements and associated infrastructure, in addition to the unlawful use of armed force against Palestinians. This makes AXA complicit in serious violations of international law. It also violates AXA’s own responsible investment policies. Send … Continue reading

[Dublin] Open IPSC Meeting – Thursday 9th January

Would you like to come along to the next Open Meeting of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Dublin? The next meeting is on Thursday 9th January 2019 at 7pm. IPSC Office, FIRST FLOOR, 35 North Lotts, Dublin 1 (Map) – Press buzzer for access Map to office Come along to discuss Palestine and plan upcoming activities. We have stalls at festivals and city centres, organise demonstrations and speaking tours, film evenings, lobby politicians etc. All ages and nationalities are welcome. You don’t have to know a lot about Middle Eastern politics to get involved. Please call the office 01-8727798 or … Continue reading

[Dublin, UCD] Film Screening: GAZA with Director Garry Keane (UCDVO)

UCDVO Development Film Series present GAZA – followed by a Q&A with director Garry Keane Date: Monday 27th January 2020 Starting Time: 6pm Location: UCD Cinema, Belfield Guest Speaker: Garry Keane Director/Producer Synopsis: Gaza brings us into a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict. This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza, as we glimpse behind the … Continue reading

[Drogheda] Film Screening: GAZA (DAC)

GAZA DIR: GARRY KEANE & ANDREW MCCONNELL 2019 | 92 MINS TUE 28 JAN | 8PM | €8 – BOOK TICKETS HERE DROICHEAD ARTS CENTRE, DROGHEDA A portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict and going beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters. GAZA depicts a people plagued by conflict but not defined by it and as we journey through the physically broken and battered landscape, we let our cast of characters speak for themselves. Through them we gain a nuanced understanding … Continue reading

[Dún Laoghaire] Film Screening: GAZA (PT)

GAZA: It’s hard to imagine anybody living a normal life in the Gaza Strip. Frequently labelled as the world’s largest open-air prison, Gaza depicts a people plagued by conflict but not defined by it. Thursday 30th January, Pavilion Theatre, 8pm – BOOK TICKETS HERE Irish directors Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell go beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal the heart of the Gaza Strip – a world rich with extraordinary stories and resilient characters leading meaningful lives beyond the rubble of perennial conflict. Best Documentary, Dublin International Film Festival 2019 Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2019 Hosted … Continue reading

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