The Palestine Podcast

Jun 29 2020 66 mins 5

The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. http://www.ipsc.ie/podcast





Palestine Podcast #44: Khaled Quzmar, Nery Ramati & Eamon McMahon at the ‘Palestinian Children’s Conference’
Jul 07 2020 56 mins  
In November 2019, Trade Union Friends of Palestine and a number of Irish trade unions hosted a two day conference in Dublin on the situation of Palestinian children under Israel’s Apartheid regime. In this week’s episode of the Palestine Podcast, we hear from three speakers in a session focused on the arrest, trial, imprisonment and traumatisation of children in Israel’s military detention regime. About the Speakers Khaled Quzmar is General Director of Defense for Children International - Palestine. He specialises in issues of juvenile justice and grave violations against children during armed conflict, and since 1995 has represented Palestinian children in Israeli military courts. Nery Ramati is an attorney and partner in Gaby Lasky and Partners Law Office, a leading human rights office in Israel, specializing in freedom of expression and protests. He has represented Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights and anti-occupation activists in Israel’s courts for a decade. Eamon McMahon is a founder member and secretary of Trade Union Friends of Palestine and has been a leading voice for justice in Palestine in the Irish trade union movement. A retired NHS psychotherapist, he has a special interest in the traumatisation of Palestinian children under the Israeli occupation. With thanks to Trade Union Friends of Palestine for permission to use the audio. You can follow their work here: https://www.ictu.ie/globalsolidarity/palestine/trade-union-friends-of-pa.html Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


Palestine Podcast #43: ‘Palestinians in Israel: Between Dispossession and Discrimination’
Jun 29 2020 66 mins  
In this episode of the Palestine Podcast, Sawsan Zaher, Amir Abo Kweder and Omar Shakir discuss the experience of the Palestinian Citizens of the Israel. They are those who managed survive the 1947-49 Nakba and stayed inside what would become the Apartheid State of Israel and their descendants. They make up some 20% of the population of Israel today. These Palestinian communities have faced decades of ongoing and systematic discrimination and dispossession, with dozens of laws curtailing their basic freedoms and human rights, all of which were strengthened and constitutionally legitimised by the Jewish Nation State Basic Law passed less than 2 years ago. About the speakers Sawsan Zaher is a senior lawyer and has been working with, and since 2018 has been the deputy general director of Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. Amir Abo Kweder is a social and political activist from the Naqab, founder and spokesman of the local committee of the Azzarnug village. Omar Shakir is the Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch, and investigates human rights abuses in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. We would like to thank our colleagues in the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in England and Wales for granting us permission to use the audio of this webinar which was organised by them. You can follow their work here: https://www.palestinecampaign.org/ Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


Palestine Podcast #42: Fayrouz Sharqawi & Alys Samson-Estapé on ‘Coronacrisis: Anti-Palestinian Racism and Grassroots Resistance’
Jun 25 2020 56 mins  
During the coronacrisis, one thing that has not been on lockdown is Israel’s system of occupation and apartheid. On the contrary, the threat of annexation of part of the West Bank, arbitrary arrests of students and human rights activists, destruction of homes, fields and health centres, murder of young Palestinians in the streets, have all continued apace. In this episode of the Palestine Podcast, Fayrouz Sharqawi and Alys Samson Estapé discuss the impact of the coronavirus in Palestine, how the Palestinians are organizing themselves during to continue resisting the occupation, and how can we help to put an end to international complicity with the Israeli apartheid regime. About the speakers Fayrouz Sharqawi is the Advocacy Coordinator at Grassroots Jerusalem, a platform for Palestinian and international activists and organizations in occupied Palestine. Alys Samson-Estapé is the European campaigns coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the leadership of the BDS Movement. We would like to thank Intal - Globalize Solidarity in Belgium for kindly granting permission to use the audio of this webinar. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.



Palestine Podcast #41: Yara Harawi & Rania Muhareb on ‘Israeli Annexation: Precedents, Ramifications, and Resistance’
Jun 22 2020 60 mins  
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to begin annexing parts of the West Bank as soon July 2020. What are the implications of such a move, and what can be learned from Israel’s previous illegal annexations of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights? In this Policy Lab hosted by Palestinian think-tank Al-Shabaka, Yara Hawari and Rania Muhareb join host Nur Arafeh to weigh in on what annexation means, its significance within Zionist thought and Israeli history, and potential avenues to push back against future land grabs. About the Speakers Rania Muhareb is a legal researcher and advocacy officer with the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq. She holds an LLM in international human rights and humanitarian law from the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and a BA in political science from Sciences Po Paris. Dr. Yara Hawari is a writer and senior policy analyst for Al Shabaka. In addition to her academic work which focused on indigenous studies and oral history, she is also a frequent political commentator writing for various media outlets including The Guardian, Foreign Policy and Al Jazeera English. She frequently documents and reports on abuses committed by Israeli occupation forces in Palestine. This audio is courtesy of Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network - an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. You can donate to their work here: https://al-shabaka.org/donate


Palestine Podcast #40: Ilan Pappe & Ronnie Kasrils on ‘Israeli Apartheid: Lessons from Jewish and South African Struggles’
Jun 15 2020 85 mins  
This seminar was hosted and organized by our Dutch friends in Diensten en Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (DocP), BDS Netherlands, The Rights Forum and Palestine Link. When it comes to resisting and overcoming Israel’s apartheid regime in Palestine, what lessons can we learn from other movements for justice? Prof. Ilan Pappe speaks on ‘Lessons from Jewish activism’, while Ronnie Kasrils talks about ‘Lessons from anti-apartheid activism in South Africa’. About the speakers Ronnie Kasrils is a Jewish South African anti-apartheid struggle veteran and a former South African Government Cabinet Minister. He is author of the award-winning book ‘The Unlikely Secret Agent’ about the anti-apartheid underground. Ilan Pappe is an Israeli historian. He is Professor of History and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter and author and editor of many books, including ‘Israel and South Africa: The Many Faces of Apartheid’.


Palestine Podcast #39: Diana Buttu & Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Apartheid in Practice in Israel, the Diaspora and the OPT’
Jun 08 2020 82 mins  
This seminar was hosted and organized by our Dutch friends in Diensten en Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (DocP), BDS Netherlands, The Rights Forum and Palestine Link. Diana Buttu: “Law and Apartheid Inside Israel” Kholoud al Ajarma: “The Jewish National Fund as an Instrument of Apartheid”


Palestine Podcast #38: John Dugard & Virginia Tilley on ‘Israel-Palestine, Apartheid and International Law’
Jun 02 2020 70 mins  
This seminar was hosted and organized by our Dutch friends in Diensten en Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (DocP), BDS Netherlands, The Rights Forum and Palestine Link. Prof. John Dugard, former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Palestine and South African professor of international law discusses: “The Crime of Apartheid: South Africa and Palestine”. Prof. Virginia Tilley, political scientist, co-author of the UN ESCWA ‘Apartheid Report’, and editor of Beyond Occupation: Apartheid, Colonialism and International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories discusses: “The Relevance of the Concept of Apartheid to the Case of Israel and Palestine”. Note: There were some slight technical difficulties during Prof. Dugard’s talk which led to him being cut off mid presentation. However he returned to finish after Prof. Tilley, and took part in the Q&A.


Palestine Podcast #37: Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair on ‘Stop Settlements – On The Road To Justice In Palestine’
May 22 2020 57 mins  
On 21st May 2020 Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair held a friendly discussion and debate about accountability and obligations of companies and governments towards trade with Isreal's illegal settlements, and wider issues of how we in Europe and beyond can help to achieve justice for the Palestinian people. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


Palestine Podcast #36: Diana Buttu on ‘The New Nakba: Israel’s Annexation Plan’
May 15 2020 62 mins  
Palestinian legal expert and political analyst Diana Buttu discusses Israel’s latest plan to illegally annex large areas of the West Bank in the context on the ‘Ongoing Nakba’ which has seen the Palestinians subjected to seven decades of dispossession, ethnic cleansing, military occupation, mass incarceration, illegal annexation and racist apartheid. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


Palestine Podcast #35: Gideon Levy on ‘From the Two-State Solution to the One-State Solution’
Jan 08 2020 83 mins  
Acclaimed anti-Zionist Israeli journalist Gideon Levy spoke on the prospects and practicalities of the two-state and one-state models for ending colonialism and apartheid in the Palestine-Israel region. The talk also looked at the situation on the ground for Palestinians today, and traced the terrifying growth of extreme anti-Palestinian and Islamophobic racism under the Trump-Netanyahu axis. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


Palestine Podcast #34: Selma Dabbagh & Basma Ghalayini on ‘Palestine +100: Stories from a Century After the Nakba’
Nov 21 2019 53 mins  
On Wednesday 6th November 2019 in Trinity College Dublin, ‘Palestine +100: Stories From a Century After The Nakba’, the first ever anthology of Palestinian science fiction, was launched by Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh and editor Basma Ghalayini. The book poses a question to contemporary Palestinian writers: what might your home city look like in the year 2048 – exactly 100 years after Nakba, the displacement of more than 700,000 people? The result: contemporary Palestinian writers offering their own spin on the science fiction and fantasy genre. Covering a range of approaches – from SF noir, to nightmarish dystopia, to high-tech farce – these stories use the blank canvas of the future to reimagine the Palestinian experience today. Along the way, we encounter drone swarms, digital uprisings, time-bending VR, peace treaties that span parallel universes, and even a Palestinian superhero, in the first anthology of science fiction from Palestine. Hear one of the contributors to this groundbreaking new collection of science-fiction stories, British Palestinian writer, Selma Dabbagh and the editor, Basma Ghalayini, as they discuss an anthology that uses possible futures as a vehicle for exploring the politics of the present. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


Palestine Podcast #33: Ilan Pappe on ‘The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories’
Oct 16 2019 96 mins  
A talk by the acclaimed Israeli historian Ilan Pappe where he discusses his latest book which has been called “critical for understanding the present situation and looking forward to possible solutions”. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


Palestine Podcast #32: Ben White on ‘Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel’
Mar 25 2019 91 mins  
While the situation on the ground is bleak, Ben White argues that there are widening cracks in Israel’s traditional pillars of support. Opposition to Israeli policies and even critiques of Zionism are growing in Jewish communities, as well as amongst Western progressives. The election of Donald Trump has served as a catalyst for these processes, including the transformation of Israel from a partisan issue into one that divides the US establishment. Meanwhile, the Palestinian-led boycott campaign is gathering momentum, prompting a desperate backlash by Israel and its allies. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.



Palestine Podcast #31: Aida Touma-Sliman on ‘Israel’s New Apartheid Law’
Dec 04 2018 103 mins  
Aida Touma-Sliman MK, a Palestinian member of the Israel parliament. Ms. Touma-Sliman discussed the passage of Israel’s new apartheid ‘Nation State’ law in the context of the growth of rightwing extremism in Israel’s domestic and foreign policy, and the efforts to resist this trend. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


Palestine Podcast #30: Benjamin Ladraa on ‘As long as the world is burning: The Walk to Palestine’
Nov 01 2018 24 mins  
In 2017, Benjamin Ladraa left his home in Sweden and started walking southeast. He recounts incredible adventures on the road to Palestine, his brush with Israeli secret service in Prague, his quest for unconditional human rights for all people, his thoughts on the brutal conflict there and the nature of activism and how collective actions can have a lasting impact.


Palestine Podcast #29: Shawan Jabarin on ‘The Great March of Return, Israel’s Assault on Gaza & the Struggle for Justice in Palestine’
Jul 26 2018 113 mins  
In this timely and important talk, preeminent Palestinian human rights defender Shawan Jabarin addressed recent developments in Gaza: the remarkable mass movement that emerged in the form of the Great March of Return, and the response of the Israeli military. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #28: Nery Ramati on ‘Palestinian Child Prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s Prisons’
Jul 20 2018 50 mins  
Israel human rights lawyer Nery Ramati spoke in Dublin about the situation of Palestinian children under Israel’s apartheid military court system. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #27: David Landy on ‘Jerusalem, The Eternal Undivided Capital’
Mar 19 2018 61 mins  
This seminar examines how Jerusalem, contrary to the lived reality, is imagined as unitary and how it is presented as such to the international community. It looks at how tourism and archaeology have been used to create myths and to practice unseeing and denial of the very real borders within Jerusalem. It particularly examines how they have been used in the ‘City of David’, a tourist site which was the original site of Jerusalem. Finally we ask what these myths mean to those Jerusalemites considered a ‘demographic threat’ to the imagined city. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #26: Shaun O’Neill on ‘Separate Lives: Stories of everyday life from the Occupied West Bank’
Jan 19 2018 20 mins  
Join podcast-maker and student Shaun O'Neill on a journey around Jerusalem and the West Bank - Bethlehem and Ramallah - undertaken in Dec 2017 just days after Donald Trump's illegal decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy there. He speaks to locals and reflects on how life plays out there these days, in a place under brutal military occupation. The piece includes a short interview with Usama Nicola from Palestinian NGO Wi'am in Bethlehem (the Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center) about their peaceful work in the region. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #25: David Cronin on ‘Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel’
Nov 23 2017 34 mins  
The launch of Irish journalist David Cronin’s new book, ‘Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel’ (Pluto, 2017) in Dublin on Monday 23rd October 2017. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #24: ‘What We Saw In Palestine’ with Mike Murphy, Neilí Conroy, Harry Browne and Betty Purcell
Nov 13 2017 107 mins  
On Thursday 9th November the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) was proud to host an important public forum featuring four well-known Irish public figures who discussed their experiences of four separate fact-finding trips to Israeli-occupied Palestine. The meeting saw former-RTE broadcaster Mike Murphy, actor Neilí Conroy, and journalist and lecturer Dr. Harry Browne in conversation with Betty Purcell, TV producer and Irish Human Rights and Equality Commissioner. It took place on Thursday 9th November in Dublin. Note: There is a video of the event available here - https://www.ipsc.ie/press-releases/watch - the podcast includes the Q&A session with the audience, while the video does not. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #23: Steven Salaita on ‘Why Palestine Is Everyone’s Moral Issue’
Oct 24 2017 83 mins  
In this talk, Steven Salaita explores why Palestine is one of the world’s most pressing moral issues and argues that a liberated Palestine is everybody’s concern. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #22: Steven Salaita on ‘BDS and the Modern University’
Oct 02 2017 72 mins  
This lecture was part of the TCD MPhil in Race Ethnicity and Conflict conference Freedom of Speech and Higher Education: The Case of the Academic Boycott of Israel, Trinity College Dublin.



The Palestine Podcast #21: Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’
Jun 15 2017 36 mins  
Kholoud’s talk, ‘Inheriting Nakba: four generations of Palestinian refugees’ was a first-hand account of the key issues regarding Palestinian refugees, from the 1947-49 Nakba (Arabic for ‘Catastrophe’) when over 700,000 Palestinians were forcibly dispossessed and exiled from their homeland to facilitate the creation of the state of Israel up to the refugee crisis of the present today. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #20: Ghada Karmi on ‘Return: A Palestinian Memoir’
Jul 21 2016 78 mins  
An unforgettable evening with acclaimed Palestinian author, academic and activist Ghada Karmi as she launched her latest book, ‘Return: A Palestinian Memoir‘. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


Palestine Podcast #19: Ronit Lentin, David Landy & Harry Brown on ‘Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism’
Jul 18 2016 55 mins  
What is antisemitism? What is anti-Zionism? Are they the same thing as many apologists for the crimes of the Israeli state would have people believe? This meeting explores these issues in depth and argues that not only are they two concepts radically different, antisemitism has no place in the Palestinian solidarity movement.


The Palestine Podcast #18: ‘Poetry for Palestine’
Jul 18 2016 69 mins  
As part of PalFest Ireland 2016 festival, Irish poets read in solidarity with Palestine, and Palestinians living in Ireland read their favourite poems. This Podcast is also available as video - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g8NGhk1_w8 Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #17: Lubnah Shomali on ‘Palestinian Refugees & The Right of Return – From the Nakba to today’s refugee crisis’
Jun 14 2016 59 mins  
Lubnah's Shomali gives a first-hand account of the key issues regarding Palestinian refugees, from the 1947-49 Nakba when over 700,000 Palestinians were forcibly dispossessed and exiled from their homeland to facilitate the creation of the state of Israel up to the refugee crisis of the present today. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #16: Aouda Zbidat on ‘Palestinian Political Prisoners from children to internees’
May 09 2016 35 mins  
To mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2016 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was honoured to present Palestinian-Israeli lawyer Aouda Zbidat from Addameer, the Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association who gave a first-hand account on the key human rights violations facing Palestinian Political Prisoners in occupied Palestine. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #15: Prof. Jeff Halper on ‘War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification’
Jan 28 2016 139 mins  
Prof. Halper provided a survey of Israel’s weapons technology and population subjugation/control methods, for which the occupation of Palestine an Israeli live-testing facility, Halper says, thus allowing it to export high-tech weaponry that has been tested in ‘pacifying’ a population under occupation. Halper argues that this allows Israel to thrive in the global arms market, winning under-the-counter support from many governments that crtiticise it publicly, while buying and investing in its technology of repression. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #14: Academics for Palestine discussion on ‘Academic Voices From Palestine: Education Under Occupation’
Nov 04 2015 92 mins  
Education in Palestine has been under systematic attack by the Israeli occupation. This talk introduced the voices and experiences of Palestinian academics from Gaza. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #13: Riya Hassan on ’10 years of BDS: A decade of global resistance to Israeli Apartheid’
Oct 21 2015 93 mins  
Riya Hassan, the European coordinator of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee in Palestine (BNC) gavce a talk marking ten years since the BDS call was issued from Palestine by a huge coalition of civil society, trade union, faith and political organisations. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #12: Lia Tarachanksy on ‘Israeli Collective Denial of the Nakba’
Sep 22 2015 55 mins  
This discussion followed a screening of Canadian-Israeli journalist Lia Tarachansky’s documentary film 'On The Side Of The Road', an exploration of the power of denial. The film focuses on Israeli collective denial of the events of 1948 that led to the state’s foundation on the back of ethnic cleansing and the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem. The discussion took the form of a question and answer session in which a wide range of topics were discussed. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.



The Palestine Podcast #11: Raymond Deane, Honor Heffernan & Ronit Lentin on ‘The Cultural Boycott of Israel’
Jul 08 2015 26 mins  
In a short discussion following a performance of 'The Luthier' by Lucy Caldwell, composer Raymond Deane and singer Honor Heffernan discussed their support for the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel with Irish-Israeli academic Ronit Lentin. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #10: Elaine Bradley on ‘Bearing Witness to Israel’s Crimes Against the Palestinian People’
Mar 18 2015 55 mins  
Irish human rights activist and academic Elaine Bradley gave moving eyewitness reports of Israel’s continuing war on the people of Palestine, and Palestinian resistance to these crimes. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #9: Dr. Yaser Alashqar – ‘Eyewitness to destruction and resistance in Gaza after the 2014 Israeli attack’
Oct 31 2014 112 mins  
Dr. Yaser Alashqar, a Palestianian academic living in Ireland, gave an insightful, important and at times infuriating, eyewitness account of the destruction, and resistance, he observed when he travelled back to his native Gaza just days after Israel's 2014 summer slaughter that killed over 2,100 Palestinians ended. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #8: John Rose on ‘Israel – Analysing the Empire’s watchdog in the Middle East’
Sep 23 2014 28 mins  
John Rose analyses the role of Israel as a watchdog and enforcer for the United States in the Middle East. Rose also talked about the meaning of the Israeli 'Protective Edge' summer attack on Gaza, the response from international civil society, and the growth of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign worldwide. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #7: Dr. David Landy on ‘Ordinary Palestinians’ in the ‘City of David’: Tourism as a Battleground of Identity in Israel/Palestine’
May 27 2014 82 mins  
Dr. David Landy investigated contested tourist discourses around the site of Silwan in Israeli occupied East Jerusalem. Note: It may be useful to listen in conjunction with Dr. Landy’s PowerPoint presentation which he made available to us. Download it here: http://www.ipsc.ie/podcast/2014-05-14davidlandypowerpoint.pps By examining how the tourist narratives of a specific contested site in Jerusalem represent both the site and the tourists themselves, the paper examines how tourism can serve to provide a discourse of disempowerment and even negation to those living in the destination country. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #6: Fadwa Barghouti & Neeshan Balton on the launch of the ‘Campaign for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi & All Palestinian Political Prisoners – Ireland’
May 09 2014 57 mins  
This public meeting saw the Irish launch of the international ‘Campaign for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi and All Palestinian Political Prisoners’. The meeting took place on Wednesday 7th May at 7pm in Wynn’s Hotel, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin and was addressed by Marwan’s wife Fawda Barghouthi and Neeshan Balton of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in South Africa. This was the launch of the official Irish affiliate to the International Campaign, which itself was launched from Nelson Mandela’s cell in the apartheid-era prison on Robben Island in October 2013. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #5: Mohammad Al-Azza on ‘Reporting Israel’s occupation of Palestine from Aida refugee camp’
Apr 16 2014 44 mins  
Mohammad Al-Azza is a 24-year-old photographer and award winning filmmaker and the Director of the Media Unit in the Lajee Cultural Center, Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem. Mohammed travelled to Ireland as part of the Lajee Cultural Tour and will spoke about life as a journalist in Palestine and the difficulties facing the community living in Aida Refugee Camp under the military occupation. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #4: Eva Bartlett on ‘The Illegal and Inhuman Israeli Siege of Gaza’
Mar 31 2014 56 mins  
Outlining the different Israeli policies on Palestinians in Gaza, including preventing farmers from farming and fishermen from fishing and enforcing this restriction through lethal means. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #3: Randa Wahbe of Addameer on ‘Repression and Palestinian Resistance in Apartheid Israel’s jails’
Mar 10 2014 45 mins  
Randa Wahbe, Advocacy Officer of Addameer, the Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association speaks about the situation of the Palestinian political prisoners, of which there are now over 5,000 in Israeli jails. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


The Palestine Podcast #2: Dr. Ghada Karmi & Prof. Haim Bersheeth on ‘Academic Boycotts of Israel’
Mar 01 2014 45 mins  
Professor Haim Bresheeth and Dr Ghada Karmi to discuss the rationale behind the academic boycott of Israel, and what the boycott entails. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.



The Palestine Podcast #1: Dr. Mustafa Barghouti on ‘Promised Lands: How Israel Sabotaged the Two State Solution’
Dec 30 2013 50 mins  
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi is one of the most significant figures in contemporary Palestinian politics. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.


Audio: How the EU aids the occupation of Palestine
Feb 19 2013
On Saturday 16th February 2013, a talk entitled 'How the EU aids the occupation of Palestine' was given as part of the EU Presidency Counter Summit in Dublin's Liberty Hall. The speakers were David Cronin (journalist and author of Europe’s Alliance With Israel: Aiding the Occupation), Zoe Lawlor (Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, recently returned from a factfinding trip to Gaza) and Tanja Niemeier (Adviser on Trade for the European United Left) . It was chaired by Laura Fitzgerald of the Socialist Party. An mp3 of the talk can be downloaded by clicking here (right click and 'save target/link as') Note: The Questions section has been removed as there was no microphone for the audience and most of the contributions were therefore inaudible. Image courtesy of Fatin Al Tamimi.


Audio: Report from the Irish Premiere of ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’ and discussion with ISM founders
Feb 24 2012 48 mins  
On Thursday 23rd February, as part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) was proud to present the Irish Premiere of the brand new film ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’ by film-makers Ana Nogueira & Eron Davidson. The 90 minute documentary film, takes a look at the current situation in Palestine through the lens of South African Apartheid; comparing the two regimes in a manner not flattering for the Israeli state. It is narrated by US Civil Rights icon Alice Walker, and features interviews with many Palestinian, Israeli, South African and international activists, journalists and academics. The film was well received by the audience of over 60 people, even receiving an ovation at the end. The film is due to be released in the coming months and will be making appearances (and hopefully winning deserved awards) at various international film festivals. You can view the film trailer below, and if you missed it don’t worry, the IPSC will be organising future screenings of this brilliant film around the country. Following the film, there was a discussion with Huwaida Arraf and Adam Shapiro (audio recording below), two of the founders of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) which promotes non-violent resistance to Israeli Apartheid. It was a wide ranging discussion that encompassed everything from Palestinian refugees to the ‘Arab Spring’. Click here to download an audio recording of the Q&A with Adam Shapiro and Huwaida Arraf (mp3). Disclaimer: Views expressed in the discussion do not necessarily reflect the view of the IPSC. Adam Shapiro and Huwaida Arraf, two of the founders of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) A section of the audience Special thanks: The IPSC would like to thank the directors of Roadmap to Apartheid Ana and Eron for allowing us to screen their film as part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012, and Huwaida and Adam for stepping in at the last minute when Iyad Burnat's tour had to be cancelled.


Audio: Launch of David Landy’s ‘Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights’
Nov 02 2011
Tuesday 1st November saw the launch of Professor David Landy’s Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Opposition to Israel (Zed, 2011) at a standing room only event in Dublin's New Theatre. The book is an outstanding, ground-breaking examination of the relatively recent phenomenon of organised international Jewish criticism of Israel. More information on the book can read here. To download and listen to the audio recording, please click here (MP3 format, right click and 'save target/link as'). Speakers: Dr. David Landy (author and TCD academic), Dr. Ronit Lentin (author and TCD academic) and Kevin Squires (IPSC National Coordinator). Chair: Raymond Deane The book was launched in conjunction with Zed Books, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the Department of Sociology in TCD and Poster Fish Promotions. Audio provided by Citizen Partridge.


Audio: John Reynolds meeting on ‘UN Statehood Bid’
Sep 21 2011
On Thursday 15th September over fifty people attended a meeting on the meaning of the "Palestinian UN statehood bid" organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. John Reynolds, former legal researcher with Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq, was invited to give an overview of the background to this initiative, and spoke about some of the perceived pros and cons that the move could result in.The meeting was chaired by Raymond Deane, Cultural Boycott Officer of the IPSC. John introduced the meeting by giving an overview of the history of Palestinian international diplomacy over the years, end with the current statehood bid. He then gave outlined what Palestinian groups have been saying, both in favour and in opposition, to the move. The meeting ended with an audience question and answers session. Download the talk as an MP3 file here (right click & 'save target/link as') To read an IPSC statement on this issue, please click here. John Reynolds (right), and Raymond Deane of the IPSC


Audio: ‘The achievements of the Flotilla Movement and building solidarity with Palestine’
Jul 27 2011
L-R: Hugh Lewis, Pat Fitzgerald, Raymond Deane, Fintan Lane, Mags O'Brien On Thursday 7th July the Irish Ship To Gaza Campaign hosted a public meeting featuring returnees from Freedom Flotilla II talking about the achievements of the Flotilla Movement and future actions for building solidarity with Palestine. The talk took place in the Connolly Room in Dublin's Liberty Hall and over 50 people were in attendance. Download MP3 Here (right click and 'save target/link as') About the meeting: Despite being unable to sail to Gaza, the Freedom Flotilla movement succeeded in mobilising genuinely popular international support to challenge the conspiracy of silence on the occupation of Palestine and blockade of Gaza by Israel, which is overtly and tacitly enforced by some of the most powerful governments in the world. In Ireland, we have succeeded in transforming the terms of public debate about the occupation of Palestine, so that whereas before the flotilla’s departure many people either weren’t aware of the issue or accepted uncritically the official narrative of events propounded by the government of Israel’s propaganda machine, now increasing number of people are aware of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, its roots in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and maritime blockade, and the mendacious and violent lengths to which the Israeli government and its complicit allies will go to stamp out peaceful opposition to it.


Audio: David Cronin on ‘Palestine, Israel and the EU’
Jul 27 2011
David Cronin (left), and David Landy of the IPSC On Tuesday 26th July 2011, Irish author, journalist and activist David Cronin gave a talk on the subject of 'Palestine, Israel and the EU: How the European Union aids Israeli occupation and human rights abuses'. A crowd of around 50 people packed into the Pearse Centre to listen to the lecture, hosted by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. If you were unable to make it along, you can listen to an audio recording of the talk here: Download MP3 Here (right click and 'save target/link as') About the meeting: In official statements, the EU presents itself as an honest broker in the Middle East. In reality, however, the EU and its member states have been engaged in a process of accommodating the Israeli occupation of Palestine. A recent agreement for “more intense, more fruitful, more influential co-operation” between the EU and Israel has meant that Israel has become an EU member state in all but name. However, rather than using this relationship to pressure Israel to end its human rights abuses, the EU has legitimised actions such as the ill-treatment of prisoners and the Gaza massacre, while granting the Apartheid State preferential trading status and funding opportunities, and purchasing military items ‘battle-tested’ on the Palestinian people. The Greek government’s grounding of Freedom Flotilla II is just the latest outcome of this increasingly close “special relationship”. David Cronin is the author of the explosive book Europe’s alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation, a journalist with many online and print publications, and the man who has attempted to make citizen’s arrests of both Tony Blair and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. David's website is http://dvcronin.blogspot.com/


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