Activists demonstrate against the revisionism of the ‘Mayo Tapestry’ hung at Bank of Ireland, College Green. Social media was aghast at the recent closure of the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaigns bank accounts by the suits in Bank of Ireland. This take place in the context of a wider coordinated, attack on Palestinian rights and pro-BDS organisations in Europe. Daniel Lambert takes a look for rabble. The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) was established in 2001 as an independent NGO to advocate for Palestinian rights, as enshrined in international law, which are consistently denied to them by the state of … Read More
As an Israeli team played Dundalk last Thursday, several hundred protestors stood outside the ground demanding that cultural and sporting links with Israel be cut until Israel respects the rights of Palestinians. Most of the fans on the night were supportive and there were a fair few Palestinian flag flown inside the stadium. However the keyboard warriors were busy.
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s annual boxing fundraiser takes place tonight in Croke Park. One of the final events marking “Israeli Apartheid Week” is a fundraiser for the IPSC which is an independent, non party political organisation run by volunteers and committed to promoting a just peace in the Middle East. While the amateur boxing night is always entertaining, there is also music, raffle, auction and a late bar. Last year’s auction included framed Jerseys autographed by the All Ireland winning Dublin and Kilkenny teams plus all kinds of memorabilia…sporting, artistic, literary, political. Doors open at 7.30pm in the Hogan … Read More
Street artist Banksy has been back to Gaza and he’s created a parody travel advert to document his new work. Banksy has been busy in Gaza for a decade now and his subversive art highlights the vicious Israeli regime’s treatment of Gaza’s imprisoned people. For background and earlier artwork visit EI. Banksy’s site has a fuller catalogue of his recent Gaza work. If you’d like to support the Gaza Toy Drive check out their Fundraiser. To get involved in Palestinian Solidarity during the upcoming Israeli Apartheid Week visit the IPSC here.
One of the harder parts of the Gaza bombardment for people to get their heads around was the ghoulish glorification of war within Israeli society and military. Not to be out done by people gathering on hills to cheer bomb raids, Twitter users doing the “Gaza strip” or that strange sudden demand for solider spunk from people undergoing IV: the official IDF Youtube channel vomited up this god awful shitty mash up of air force communications and missile launches. Should we be grateful they didn’t use a psytrance track for their pilots to get pumped to? This one via the always on … Read More
The comedian Joan Rivers continues to be outspoken on the plight of trapped Palestinians in the Gaza strip. When asked by TMZ reporter about the 2,000 deaths in Gaza she responded: “When you declare war, you declare war. They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead. Don’t you dare make me feel bad about that.” “They were told to get out. They didn’t get out. You don’t get out, you are an idiot. At least the ones that were killed were the ones with low IQs.” In response to the video she released … Read More
SIPTU, Ireland’s largest Trade Union with a membership of 200,000, has issued a statement calling on it’s members to boycott Israeli goods and participate in demonstrations until Israel withdraws from Gaza. The call follows Mandate union’s approaches to major retailers to pursue a boycott of Israeli goods and not place workers in a position where they may feel they are jeopardising their employment by acting conscientiously and refusing to handle Israeli goods. The statement makes demands of both their members and the government: “We call on the Irish Government to exercise its influence and to use its vote at all … Read More
On Thursday Ireland saw one of its busiest days of action yet for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, Ronan Burtenshaw reports. As the death toll in Gaza rose above 1,600, actions took place in six locations across the country in shops that stock Israeli goods. In Cork, Galway, Castlebar, Westport and Limerick activists went to Marks and Spencer, Tesco, and SuperValu. They filled trollies with Israeli products, brought these to checkouts and made formal complaints about stocking goods that were helping to fund occupation, apartheid and the ongoing massacre in Gaza. All of these stores continue to stock … Read More
Thousands marched in Dublin today to show solidarity with the Palestinian people and to call for action against the ongoing Israeli attacks. Speakers called for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions from the stage to extended applause as businesses which have publicly announced their own boycotts were also applauded. There were also calls to expel the Israeli Ambassador, Boaz Modai, and a further call from former MEP Paul Murphy who declared that a siege of protest should be placed around the Israeli Embassy until the siege of Gaza is lifted. A live link-up to Gaza and two Irish-based Palestinian speakers, Dr. … Read More
Disappointed in Times Of Israel for caving to pressure, deleting my article "When Genocide Is Permissable." PDF copy https://t.co/hEPfZUo0Uq — Yochanan Gordon (@YochananGordon) August 1, 2014 Author Yochanan Gordon has accused The Times of Israel of “caving to pressure” for removing his blog post on their site entitled ‘When Genocide is Permissible’. You can read the full article here. Gordon concludes his article: “Everyone agrees that Israel has the right to defend itself as well as the right to exercise that right. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has declared it, Obama and Kerry have clearly stated that no one could … Read More