Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Sunset for international law? Israel’s annexation plan and the re-partition of Palestine

From the first of July the government of Israel is planning to bring forth legislation to unilaterally annex Israel’s illegal settlements and the Jordan Valley region of the Palestinian West Bank. This constitutes an area of roughly 30% of the West Bank, and will be in addition to Israel’s already illegal annexations of Palestinian East Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan Heights. This is an attempt to re-partition Palestine, and represents the latest phase in the ongoing Nakba endured by the Palestinian people. The annexation plan eliminates whatever diminished prospect still exists of achieving a viable sovereign independent state. In its … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #41: Yara Harawi & Rania Muhareb on ‘Israeli Annexation: Precedents, Ramifications, and Resistance’

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#41 – Yara Harawi & Rania Muhareb on ‘Israeli Annexation: Precedents, Ramifications, and Resistance’ [2020-06-16] – (Download here) INFO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to begin annexing parts of the West Bank as soon July 2020. What are the implications of such a move, and what can be learned from Israel’s previous illegal annexations of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights? … Continue reading

On eve of annexation, European Parliament shamefully consents to EU-Israel aviation agreement

Yesterday the European Parliament showed how empty the EU’s words of condemnation against Israel’s imminent annexation of parts of the occupied Palestinian West Bank are by voting to give consent to the ratification of the EU-Israel Aviation Agreement. While the EU ostensibly opposes Israel’s annexation of Palestinian land, with Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell saying that such a step “cannot pass unchallenged”, it has continued to lavish Israel with gifts. Last night’s vote is only the latest in a series of enticements from the EU to Israel, which have fuelled decades of impunity and human rights abuses against Palestinians. On … Continue reading

Over 10,000 citizens tell the EU to stop using Israeli drones against migrants!

Over 10 000 citizens from all over Europe and beyond have signed a petition to demand an end to a drones deal between the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and Israel’s largest military company Elbit Systems. EMSA leases, through the Portuguese company CeiiA, two Hermes 900 ‘killer drones’. The €59 million deal started in November 2018 and is up for renewal within the coming months.  The signatories also demand that EU member states refuse the usage of these drones in their airspace.  See the full text of the petition here: https://petition.stopthewall.org/ The ‘handover’ via mail post of the citizens’ petition … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #40: Ilan Pappe & Ronnie Kasrils on ‘Israeli Apartheid: Lessons from Jewish and South African Struggles’

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#40 – Ilan Pappe & Ronnie Kasrils  on ‘Israeli Apartheid: Lessons from Jewish and South African Struggles’ [2020-06-11] – (Download here) INFO: This seminar was hosted and organized by our Dutch friends in Diensten en Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (DocP), BDS Netherlands, The Rights Forum and Palestine Link. When it comes to resisting and overcoming Israel’s apartheid regime in Palestine, what lessons can … Continue reading

Watch: Palestinian Stories #2: The Lajee Kids from the Refugee Camp

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

Palestine Podcast #39: Diana Buttu & Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Apartheid in Practice in Israel, the Diaspora and the OPT’

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#39 – Diana Buttu & Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Apartheid in Practice in Israel, the Diaspora and the OPT’ [2020-06-04] – (Download here) INFO: This seminar was hosted and organized by our Dutch friends in Diensten en Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (DocP), BDS Netherlands, The Rights Forum and Palestine Link. Diana Buttu: “Law and Apartheid Inside Israel” Diana Buttu is a Ramallah-based lawyer, analyst … Continue reading

Watch: Palestinian Stories #1 – Reem the Embroider from Gaza

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of Palestinians living in places from Bethlehem to Beirut to Blanchardstown. In our first video, we hear from Reem, a young woman from the besieged Gaza Strip who moved to Ireland two years ago. She maintains her connection to her homeland through the art of Palestinian embroidery, and finds hope in the solidarity Irish people show with the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice, equality and return. Palestinian Stories is a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #38: John Dugard & Virginia Tilley on ‘Israel-Palestine, Apartheid and International Law’

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#38 – John Dugard & Virginia Tilley on ‘Israel-Palestine, Apartheid and International Law’ [2020-05-28] – (Download here) INFO: This seminar was hosted and organized by our Dutch friends in Diensten en Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (DocP), BDS Netherlands, The Rights Forum and Palestine Link. Prof. John Dugard, former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Palestine and South African professor … Continue reading

In Photos: See our #KeyToJustice Nakba Day Selfies!

15th May 2020 was the 72nd Nakba Day, when Palestinians and their supporters commemorate the 1947-49 ethnic cleansing of Palestine. As we were unable to take to the streets with our ‘Moving Nakba Gallery’ like we do every year, this year we did something a bit different. Instead of showing the Irish public the realities of the ongoing Nakba, we wanted to show Palestinians – especially refugees – that we, the members and supporters of the IPSC, continue to stand in solidarity with their struggle for freedom, justice, equality and return – even if we can’t take to the streets … Continue reading

Over 240 Irish & International artists urge end to Israel’s siege of Gaza amid COVID-19 pandemic

Mary Black, Liam Cunningham, Christy Moore, Stephen Rea, Lankum, Frances Black, Colm Tóibín and over 240 others back Amnesty International’s call for a military embargo on Israel “until it fully complies with its obligations under international law” and for the rights of Palestinian refugees to be upheld. Irish cultural figures Mary Black, Lankum, Liam Cunningham, Sinéad Cusack, Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Stephen Rea, Kevin Barry, Emer Martin, Frances Black, Anne Enright and Colm Tóibín are among more than 240 musicians, actors, filmmakers, authors and others calling for an end to Israel’s siege of the Gaza Strip amid the coronavirus crisis. … 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

Watch: Diana Buttu on ‘The New Nakba: Israel’s Annexation Plan’

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

Palestine Podcast #37: Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair on ‘Stop Settlements – On The Road To Justice In 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#37 – Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair on ‘Stop Settlements – On The Road To Justice In Palestine’ [2020-05-22] – (Download here) Note: This podcast is also available as a video which you can watch here. INFO: On 21st May 2020 Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair held a friendly discussion and debate about accountability … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #36: Diana Buttu on ‘The New Nakba: Israel’s Annexation Plan’

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#36 – Diana Buttu on ‘The New Nakba: Israel’s Annexation Plan’ [2020-05-13] – (Download here) Note: This podcast is also available as a video which you can watch here. INFO: 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. About the talk … Continue reading

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