Palestine

Irish Anti War Movement statement on the Israeli ban on international organisations

Irish Anti War Movement statement on the Israeli ban on international organisations

The Irish Anti War Movement strongly condemns the apartheid Israeli state’s ban on members of 20 international organisations that campaign for the rights of the Palestinian people being allowed to enter Palestine/Israel.

This outrageous ban stands in complete contradiction to basic democratic rights and the principle of freedom of speech. It shows, yet again the fraudulent nature of the Zionist state’s claim to be a democracy when in fact it is an imperialist settler state founded on the dispossession, ethnic cleansing and oppression of the Palestinian people. It is testimony to the fact the true nature of this state is increasingly being exposed for what it is on a global scale and to the Zionists’ fear of the power of eye witness reporting on its daily crimes and atrocities. It is designed to counter the increasing international effectiveness of the BDS movement which has emerged as the main expression of international solidarity with the Palestinian people.

We note in particular the inclusion on the list of proscribed organisations of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign with whom the IAWM has a long history of cooperation and solidarity. Moreover we appreciate that this appalling ban is a personal blow to a number of its leading members, including and especially its chairperson Fatin Al-Tamimi, who is thereby prevented from visiting her family in Palestine.

However, we also recognise, as IPSC has said, that their inclusion in this ban is a badge of honour and testifies to the tremendous work this Campaign has done in bringing awareness of the Palestinian issue to the Irish people and in building support here for the Palestinian struggle and for BDS.

Finally we call on the Irish Government to:

[Dublin] Public lecture – Steven Salaita: BDS and the modern university (TCD) 11/09/2017 18:30 Trinity College Dublin

11/09/2017 - 18:30

Monday, 11th September 2017at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

The FREE lecture is part of the TCD MPhil in Race Ethnicity and Conflict conference Freedom of Speech and Higher Education: The Case of the Academic Boycott of Israel, Trinity College Dublin.

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Further information and registration for the whole conference: https://academicfreedomconference.wordpress.com/

Steven Salaita is an American scholar, author and public speaker formerly the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. His books include Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide (2011), Israel’s Dead Soul (2011), Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom (2015), Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine (2016).

[Dublin] Steven Salaita: 'Why Palestine Is Everyone’s Moral Issue' 12/09/2017 19:30 Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place

12/09/2017 - 19:30

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, in association with Academics for Palestine, are honoured to present a public talk by renowned Palestinian-American author and intellectual Steven Salaita. The event will take place on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 7.30pm in The Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place (off Cathal Brugha Street), Dublin 1 (map here). Admission free.

In this talk, Steven Salaita will explore why Palestine is one of the world’s most pressing moral issues and argue that a liberated Palestine is everybody’s concern.

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About the speaker

Steven Salaita is an American scholar, author and public speaker formerly the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. His books include Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide (2011), Israel’s Dead Soul (2011), Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom (2015), Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine (2016).

Organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in association with Academics for Palestine.

[Limerick] Steven Salaita: 'Why Palestine Is Everyone’s Moral Issue' 13/09/2017, 20:00 The Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry's Mall

13/09/2017 - 20:00

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, in association with Academics for Palestine, are honoured to present a public talk by renowned Palestinian-American author and intellectual Steven Salaita. The event will take place on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 8pm in The Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick City. Admission free.

In this talk, Steven Salaita will explore why Palestine is one of the world’s most pressing moral issues and argue that a liberated Palestine is everybody’s concern.

PLEASE JOIN & SHARE THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK, THANKS!

About the speaker

Steven Salaita is an American scholar, author and public speaker formerly the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. His books include Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide (2011), Israel’s Dead Soul (2011), Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom (2015), Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine (2016).

Organised by the Limerick branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

IPSC EVENT THIS THURSDAY – LOVE FOOTBALL HATE APARTHEID

1. IPSC EVENT THIS THURSDAY – LOVE FOOTBALL HATE APARTHEID

2. DONATING TO THE IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT
1. LOVE FOOTBALL HATE APARTHEID
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will hold a peaceful protest at the Dundalk FC vs Maccabi Tel Aviv match in Tallaght Stadium on Thursday 29th September. The protest starts at 7pm and will take place outside the stadium, with the aim of highlighting the BDS call for the expulsion of the Israeli FA from FIFA and UEFA due to Israel’s ongoing human rights abuses against the Palestinian people, including Palestinian sportspeople.

The protest will be an act of solidarity with the people of Palestine who have suffered so much injustice, and continue to suffer daily, at the hands of the Israel’s apartheid regime. Outside the stadium banners reading, ‘Love Football, Hate Apartheid’ and ‘Boycott Israeli Apartheid’ will be displayed peacefully alongside Palestinian flags.

 

FOR MORE INFO SEE HERE - http://www.ipsc.ie/

 

 

2.              Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement

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Freedom Rider: Steven Salaita, Palestine and Free Speech

 

Freedom Rider: Steven Salaita, Palestine and Free Speech


 

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Zionist power engenders “fear, silence and acquiescence” in every sphere of U.S. political life, making a mockery of freedom of speech and hallowed notions of professional ethics. Just ask Steven Salaita, a renowned Palestinian academic who discovered that, in U.S. academia, anti-Zionists have no rights that universities are bound to respect.

Freedom Rider: Steven Salaita, Palestine and Free Speech

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

America speech isn’t so free if powerful interests are taken to task.”

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