Updates from the palestinian BDS (Ireland)
Gary Donnelly will decommission his council-issue Hewlett Packard printer prior to next week’s monthly meeting at the Guildhall in protest over contracts it holds with Israel.
Around 200 leading legal experts have signed a statement defending the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS) as a lawful exercise of freedom of expression.
Support for BDS has not only continued to grow - it has accelerated.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed Dublin City Council’s unanimous passing of a motion calling for an end to both the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza in which at least 184 Palestinian have been killed and the Israeli-imposed illegal siege of the coastal strip, as well as calling upon the Irish government to push for an arms embargo and trade sanctions on Israel. The motion also condemned the use of Administrative Detention, a form of internment without trial, by the Israeli state.
Glasgow, United Kingdom -On the final day of the Scottish football season, one of the biggest crowds in Europe turned up to watch Celtic FC being crowned champions.
Nearly 60,000 fans danced and sang as their heroes demolished Edinburgh club Heart of Midlothian 5-0. Anthems such as "You’ll Never Walk Alone" and "The Celtic Song" mingled with tributes to players past and present.
Then something different happened.
10,000 signatures were delivered on 9 May to board members at the annual meeting of Irish multinational building materials corporation CRH by activists with the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
In a press release, John Dorman, Divestment Officer of the IPSC, stated that the call for divestment came because “CRH owns 25 percent of the Israeli company Mashav Initiative and Development L
Press release: Following the events of yesterday, and the continuing refusal of the Israeli government to comply with international law, the Irish Ship to Gaza campaign is now calling on the Irish government to take the following concrete actions against the state of Israel:
(1) Suspend Israel from the Euromed Agreement, which gives Israel special trading status;
(2) End all arms trade with Israel;
(3) Take steps to ensure that no Irish state-funded institution engages in any cultural, academic, or economic cooperation with the state