400+ Irish artists write to Bambie Thug calling for Eurovision Boycott on Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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We are writing to you as Irish artists, writers and poets, many of us queer and trans. Firstly, we congratulate you on being selected to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. This is an honour and recognition of your talent and artistry.

However, we are asking you to withdraw from Eurovision 2024, to heed the call from Palestinians to boycott the competition due to the participation of Israel. We welcome that you have chosen, along with other participating artists, not to be silent. However, while you say “My heart and solidarity has and will always lie with the oppressed” – by participating in Eurovision you will be standing with the oppressor. Palestinians have called for artists to withdraw from the contest, and if your wish to stand in solidarity is sincere, then you should listen to them. None of us with the privilege of living in safety knows better than Palestinians, a people who are experiencing the most extreme colonial violence, that of genocide, and who for 7 decades, have been subjected to systematic apartheid, occupation, siege, ethnic cleansing, dispossession, mass incarceration and murder. Words from the stage will be meaningless as you will have ignored the Palestinian call to boycott.

Continue reading at https://www.ipsc.ie/culture/400-irish-artists-write-to-bambie-thug-calling-for-eurovision-boycott

Open Letter from the Climate Movement: We stand in solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle for liberation on Mondoweiss

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Settler colonialism and imperialism fundamentally shape the world we live in, the struggles that connect us, and the climate emergency we face. The expansion of the fossil fuel industry, against which we fight, is facilitated through colonial extraction and military operations in the Middle East and beyond. The US military-industrial complex, a ‘tremendous fountain of CO2 pollution’, dispossesses indigenous people of their rightful land in Turtle Island and abroad.2 Amidst its ongoing genocidal assault which attempts to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from Gaza, Israel has handed out 12 gas exploration licenses to companies including BP and ENI off the coast of the strip. It is this system of planetary destruction that produces, motivates, and profits from the weapons fueling Israel’s genocide.

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2023/12/open-letter-from-the-climate-movement-we-stand-in-solidarity-with-palestinians-in-their-struggle-for-liberation/

Letter to The Capital Times: Similarities Between the Irish and Palestinian Struggles by Richard McGowan on Washington Report

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Today when I hear “Give Ireland Back to the Irish,” I can’t help but think that if we swapped “Ireland” and “Irish” with “Palestine” and “Palestinian” that it would reveal as much truth as the original… Palestinians endure humiliating military checkpoints, extrajudicial killings, land theft, political disenfranchisement, an apartheid legal system and genocide.

Continue watching at https://www.wrmea.org/2023-may/similarities-between-the-irish-and-palestinian-struggles.html

Mick Wallace: Prospects for the Two-State Solution at the European Parliament

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Continue reading at https://twitter.com/wallacemick/status/1606921382071255042

Fermanagh And Omagh District Council – Gaza chamber chaos on Impartial Reporter

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Councillor Emmet McAleer, Independent expressed concern at the United States at that stage blocking adoption of a United Nations Security Council statement which was: “Calling for a halt to the Israeli violence in Palestine … It talks of the de-escalation of violence in respect for international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians, especially children. It voices concerns at the crisis in Gaza and evictions of Palestinian families, and opposing unilateral actions likely to further escalate tensions.” He continued: “At a previous meeting we talked of the ongoing slaughter, the genocide that’s being doled out by Israel, funded by the United States. We learned President Joe Biden, who we had so much hope for but is delivering so little, has approved another $735 million in special munitions weapons to Israel. This is facilitating and permitting state-sanctioned violence and ethnic cleansing.”

Continue reading at https://www.impartialreporter.com/news/19374071.fermanagh-omagh-district-council—gaza-chamber-chaos/

Remembering GAZA on Ireland Action for Palestine

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On the 26th July 2014, Israel massacred over 190 innocent men, women and children and injured thousands in just 24 hours.
This was the most brutal of all the attacks throughout the Israeli genocide on Gaza in the summer of 2014 which resulted in over 2,200 people murdered of which 551 were children. Below are the names of the 190 people killed that day.

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No to Israeli Annexation of Palestinian Land on People Before Profit

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People Before Profit unequivocally condemns the Israeli Apartheid state’s proposed annexation of 30% of the Palestinian West Bank.
This latest act of Zionist violence and oppression against the Palestinian people has clearly been given  the green light by the US and President Trump in his misnamed ‘peace plan’ proclaimed earlier this year. It marks a significant escalation in the ongoing genocidal policy of occupation and ethnic cleansing inaugurated by Israel in the Nakba of 1948.

Continue reading at https://www.pbp.ie/statement-on-proposed-israeli-annexation-of-palestinian-land/

Situation in Israel and Palestine, including the settlements (Mick Wallace at European Parliament debate, November 2019)

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Mr President, Ms Mogherini has criticised illegal Israeli settlements at times, and rightly so, but the EU has refused to take decisive action against Israel. We have no control over the fact that the US allows them to be lawless in how they treat the Palestinians. Truth be told, Israel practises apartheid at home and genocide in Palestine.

Watch at https://www.europarl.europa.eu/plenary/en/vod.html?mode=chapter&vodLanguage=EN&playerStartTime=20191127-18:44:28&playerEndTime=20191127-20:06:30#

LETTER: Taking land for illegal settlements should not be permitted by Bob Storey

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Frank Adam in his latest letter from Manchester denies that Israel commits genocide in Palestine yet prominent scholars of international law and human rights authorities take the position that Israel’s policies toward the Palestinian people do indeed constitute a form of genocide.

Continue reading at https://www.southernstar.ie/news/roundup/articles/2019/11/23/4182620-letter-taking-land-for-illegal-settlements-should-not-be-permitted/

Irish MP Richard Boyd Barrett Reads Out Genocidal Quotes from Israeli Ministers and Officials on Guerilla Wire

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I found this little video on YouTube of Irish MP Richard Boyd Barrett reading out horrifically vile statements from Israeli ministers from 2014 and 2015. The video was posted in 2015, and comes from the Questions to the Taoiseach in the Dail, the Irish parliament… Barrett makes the point that these are official statements of the-then current government of Israel, including the advocacy of genocide, including children, and calling them snakes. 

Continue reading at http://guerillawire.org/politics/irish-mp-richard-boyd-barrett-reads-out-genocidal-quotes-from-israeli-ministers-and-officials/