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.
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.
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.
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.
Election coverage so far has only dealt with domestic issues, but Ireland has a place in the wider world. Sadaka – The Ireland Palestine Alliance are trying to remind candidates and parties that Palestine Matters and trying to raise Palestine as an election issue.
Sadaka have developed an interactive website for contacting your local candidates with just three clicks of a mouse to express support for our campaign and to remind candidates that Palestine Matters.