Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Nakba Week 2013: IPSC commemorates the 65th Anniversary of the Palestinian Catastrophe and resistance

Wednesday 15th May 2013 will be the 65th Anniversary of ‘Nakba Day’, the day on which Palestinians all over the world remember the 1947/48 Nakba, the Palestinian Catastrophe which saw the forcible expulsion of over 750,000 indigenous Palestinians from their homes to facilitate the creation of the Zionist State of Israel.

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will be hosting a series of Nakba Week events from 11th – 17th May 2013. The events include a speaking tour by Palestinian activist, farmer and former political prisoner Mousa Abu Maria in Belfast, Cork, Limerick and Dublin, along with protests, a moving gallery, and street information stalls. A full calendar is below, including one event organised by the Palestine Education Initiative.

IPSC Nakba Week Events

SAT 11 MAY – DUBLIN: Moving Gallery remembering Al Nakba (2pm-3.30pm, Assemble at Grafton Street entrance to St. Stephens’ Green, Dublin 2)

MON 13 MAY – BELFAST: Nakba Day Meeting with Mousa Abu Maria & Stephen McCloskey (7.30pm, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, 45/47 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FG)

TUE 14 MAY  – BELFAST: Nakba Lecture: The Work and Legacy of Edward Said (7pm, St Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast – Organised by Palestine Education Initiative)

WED 15 MAY – KILLINEY, CO. DUBLIN: What About Palestinians’ Birthright? – Protest ‘Birthright Israel’ CEO at Global Diaspora Forum (9am-11am, (Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin)

WED 15 MAY – ENNIS: Nakba Awareness Information Stall (1pm-3pm, O’Connell Square, Ennis)

WED 15 MAY – CORK: Palestinian Nakba – The Ongoing Catastrophe: Dervla Murphy in conversation with Palestinian activist Mousa Abu Maria (8pm, Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain St, Cork City)

THUR 16 MAY – LIMERICK: The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe: Mousa Abu Maria speaks (8pm, Pery’s Hotel, Glenworth Street, Limerick)

THUR 16 MAY – DUBLIN: IPSC Open Organising Meeting – new people welcome (7.30pm, Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin 2)

FRI 17 MAY – DUBLIN: The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe: Mousa Abu Maria speaks (Cassidy’s Hotel, 6-8 Cavendish Row, Parnell Square East, Dublin 1)

We hope to see many of you at these events.

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