Áras an Uachtaráin and government buildings.
Scenes from the visit to Ireland by Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestine National Authority, which included talks with President Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveeney.
At a press conference, where an additional €1m to the UN Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees was announced, Mr Coveney said:
“We discussed the idea of Ireland hosting a small informal meeting of a few Arab and European foreign ministers with Palestinian representatives in the coming months…”
Plans to host informal Palestinian peace talks in Ireland (RTÉ)
Mansion House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
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.
GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
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.
Cabinet decides not to recognise Palestine despite Gaza deaths (Independent.ie)
The Brandywell, last night.
Ciaran Tierney tweetz:
Solidarity with the people of from . A city where they know a thing or two about State forces who massacre unarmed protesters.
Royal Canal (6th Lock), Dublin 7
Ultan Mashup writes:
Repeal + Palestinian Flag flying…
The ‘BDS blacklist’ was released by Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry
On Sunday, Israel published a full list of organisations whose activists will be barred from entering the country.
Judith Goldberger writes:
Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign are rated along with Code Pink. They should be proud…
Israel Publishes BDS Blacklist: These Are the 20 Groups Whose Members Will Be Denied Entry (Haaretz)
Israel’s blacklist of human rights orgs is appalling, anti-democratic, and a badge of honour for BDS (Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign)
The Palestinian flag will fly alongside the Irish tricolour above City Hall, Dublin until the end of the month as a ‘gesture of solidarity with the people of Palestine’ following a motion, passed Monday, proposed by People Before Profit Dublin City Councillor John Lyons,
It was carried by 42 to 11, with seven abstentions. Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil opposed the motion.
Top pic via Cllr John Lyons
A ceremony to mark the raising of the Palestinian flag over City Hall with, from left: TDs Bríd Smith, Gino Kenny, Cllr John Lyons, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Fatin al Tamimi and Martin Quigley, from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC).
The country of Palestine does not appear on Google maps. Why not? Israel, established on Palestinian land, is clearly designated. But there is no mention of Palestine. According to Google, Palestine does not exist.
Google: Put Palestine On Your Maps! (Petition.org)
Thanks John Gallen
Al Quds University in Abu Dis, East Jerusalem
Dr Ronit Lentin, of Academics For Palestine, writes:
Dr Brendan Browne of the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, will give a public lecture on education under occupation next Wednesday evening in TCD.
He will reflect on his time lecturing in The Palestinian Al Quds University, located in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis. It is the only Palestinian university in occupied East Jerusalem.
With particular focus on the impact of the recent escalation of Israeli/Palestinian hostilities, Dr Browne highlights the disruption to the university as a result and the need for a flexible pedagogical approach to reflect the challenging circumstances.
Wednesday, March 9, at 7.30pm
Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.
Admission is free.
Reflections From Al Quds University (Academics For Palestine)