The launch of an ‘Irish Call to Boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel’ Initiated by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), PalFest Ireland and Trade Union Friends of Palestine (TUFP), with human rights activists, including artist Robert Ballagh and Senator David Norris.
The group believes Israel’s hosting of the Eurovision will be used to “culturally whitewash and ‘pinkwash’ Israel’s record of war crimes and human rights abuses against the Palestinian people”.
A rally will take place outside City Hall in #Galway today (1pm) to express support for a @GalwayCityCo motion to boycott illegal #Israeli ‘settlement’ (colony) goods. 800,000 ‘settlers’ live beyond the agreed 1967 borders, in contravention of international law.
Honoured to meet again with Tánaiste @simoncoveney (Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister) at @EmbassyTLV to discuss the growing bilateral trading relationship between Ireland and Israel. News of a major Israeli investment in Ireland to be announced shortly! pic.twitter.com/WhT035XxH5
Dublin Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha (above left) and Palestine Ambassador to Ireland Ahmad Abdelraze (right) open a Book of Condolence in the wake of the killings of protesters in Gaza demonstrating against the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.
Members of the Palestinian community in Dublin and their Irish supporters, attended a rally in protest at the actions of Israel’s security forces in shooting dead over 60 Palestinians, at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian officials say at least 41 people have died in the latest round of protests.
A mass attempt by Palestinians to cross the border fence separating Israel from Gaza quickly turned violent, as Israeli soldiers responded with rifle fire.
Monday quickly became the bloodiest single day since a campaign of demonstrations began seven weeks ago, to protest Israel’s economic blockade of Gaza.
At least 1,700 Palestinian demonstrators were also wounded along the border fence with Gaza, the Health Ministry reported, as the mass protests that began on March 30 and that had already left dozens dead erupted again.
The relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv was set for Monday, timed to the 70th anniversary of the formation of Israel — a move that many Israelis have celebrated but that has enraged Palestinians….