Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Eurovision: More than 60 LGBTQ+ groups call for boycott of contest in Apartheid Israel

More than 60 queer and trans liberation organizations from nearly 20 countries across Europe and beyond, including from Ireland, are calling on global LGBTQIA communities to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. The signatories condemn Israel’s “shameful” use of Eurovision, which has a strong following among LGBTQIA communities, to “distract attention from its war crimes against Palestinians” and “forward its pinkwashing agenda, the cynical use of gay rights to distract from and normalize Israel’s occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid.” The statement, initiated by Palestinian queer groups, recalls the 1969 Stonewall Riots symbolizing LGBTQIA resistance against daily harassment and violence, … Continue reading

In Pictures: New Year’s Eve vigils for Palestine held around Ireland

Happy New Year from Ireland to Palestine! Below are some pictures and a short video from the many solidarity vigils that took place around Ireland this New Year’s Eve to mark the tenth anniversary of the 2008/09 Israeli attack that killed over 1,400 people. Palestinians have asked us to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, so let’s work together even harder to ensure that 2019 is the year the people of Palestine finally enjoy freedom, justice and equality!

[Dublin] Open IPSC Meeting – Thursday 31st 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 31st 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

[Palestine] Visit Palestine on the West Bank Trip in September 2019 (WBT)

Are you interested in travelling to the West Bank?  Would you like to see for yourself the situation in Palestine-Israel?  Would you like to meet with Israeli and Palestinian groups and individuals working for peace and justice in the region and hear what they’ve got to say? An 8 day trip to the West Bank will take place from the 13th – 21st September 2019.  We will stay in Bethlehem and travel to Jerusalem, Hebron and Ramallah.  All are welcome.  For further information please contact Elaine on or 086 1568 234 / 045 449 675 after 7 pm. Places are … Continue reading

[Derry] Palestine & the Struggle for Human Dignity (BSMC)

Date: January 26, 2019 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Venue: Pilots Row Categories: Discussion and Q&A In solidarity, the Bloody Sunday March Committee (BSMC) is honoured to host this important discussion and to offer a public platform to three leading activists in the struggle for a free and independent Palestine. This event will hear three different perspectives from activists who will talk about their own specific area of struggle and the particular campaigns they are involved in and how in their view their work contributes to the overall goal and aim of establishing a free and independent Palestinian state. Speakers … Continue reading

[Celbridge] Film Screening: Killing Gaza (IPSC)

On Thursday 7th February 2019 in the Celbriage Manor Hotel at you are invited to a free screening of the documentary called “Killing Gaza” on the Palestinian struggles in Gaza. The film, directed by independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen, documents Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza. The film starts at 7.45pm. This film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors. PLEASE JOIN, SHARE & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK, THANKS! More information can … Continue reading

[Naas] Public Meeting: War Crimes Investigations with Lt. Col Retd Desmond Travers (IPSC)

At this talk on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 8pm in Naas Town Hall Desmond Travers will speak about aspects of the investigations of crimes of war instancing events he has investigated in Palestine, the Yugoslav civil war, the Sri Lankan Tamil war and other conflicts. PLEASE JOIN, SHARE & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK, THANKS! Desmond Travers is a former soldier and is currently Vice-President of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations ( Based in The Hague, the Institute is the sole means available to teach and advise into the investigation of crimes of war and genocide. His military … Continue reading

Taoiseach’s double standards and Ireland’s human rights obligations re: Palestine and Israel

The following letter was sent to the Office of the Taoiseach in December 2018. Subject: Double Standards and Ireland’s human rights obligations re: Palestine and Israel On 13th November 2018 Richard Boyd Barrett TD asked Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to condemn Israeli acts of aggression in Gaza. These acts led to the deaths of 14 people – 12 of them at the hands of Israeli forces.  Amongst widespread Israeli bombing, a TV station was destroyed, a university building and  human rights centre damaged.  Clear attacks on civilian infrastructure against the laws of war. Unfortunately, instead of condemning these acts, the Taoiseach … Continue reading

RTÉ asked to support call for ban on Eurovision broadcast in illegal Israeli settlements

On Thursday 6th December, to coincide with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)’s General Assembly, the Irish Campaign to Boycott the Eurovision in Apartheid Israel 2019 wrote to the Director General of RTÉ, Dee Forbes, Rory Coveney, Strategic Advisor to the Director General, and Michael Kealy, Head of RTÉ’s delegation for Eurovision, asking them to call on the EBU not to broadcast any Eurovision events into Israel’s illegal settlements in occupied Palestine. The international campaign, acting in solidarity with Palestinian civil society, has widespread support with over 30,000 people signing a European-wide petition demanding the Eurovision not be held in Israel. … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #31: Aida Touma-Sliman on ‘Israel’s New Apartheid 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#31 – Aida Touma-Sliman on ‘Israel’s New Apartheid Law’ [2018-11-15] – (Download here) INFO: On Thursday 15th November the IPSC hosted Aida Touma-Sliman MK, a Palestinian member of the Israel parliament. Ms. Touma-Sliman discussed the passage of Israel’s new apartheid ‘Nation State’ law in the context of the growth of rightwing extremism in Israel’s domestic and foreign policy, and the efforts to … Continue reading

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