Tag Archives: Palestine

Ciaran Tierney tweets:

Hear @SadakaIreland representative Gerry Liston talk about the #OccupiedTerritoriesBill at this event in #Galway on Saturday (2.30pm). Gerry will talk about his own experiences in #Palestine and the terrible toll the occupation is taking on the people of the West Bank.

Saturday.

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…”

FIGHT!

Plans to host informal Palestinian peace talks in Ireland (RTÉ)

Rollingnews

This afternoon.

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.

Earlier: Recognition

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

 

Yesterday evening.

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)

Leah Farrell/RollingNews


Yesterday.

Royal Canal (6th Lock), Dublin 7

Ultan Mashup writes:

Repeal + Palestinian Flag flying…

Save Poolbeg.

Meanwhile…

In fairness.

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…

Fight!

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)

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This morning/afternoon.

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

Update:

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This afternoon.

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).

Rollingnews

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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