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Lecture: Why Do the Irish Support Palestine?

Dr. Craig Considine explores the reasons why the Irish support the Palestinian cause of freedom. Considine focuses on several historical similarities between the history of Ireland and Palestine including themes like settler colonialism, ethnic cleansing, dehumanization, and racial and religious institutionalized bigotry. The talk was given at the River Oaks Islamic Center in Houston, TX…… Continue reading Lecture: Why Do the Irish Support Palestine?

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Aerial Video Shows Complete Destruction of Palestinian Neighborhood After Israeli Bombing

And we’re told to believe that the Israeli military doesn’t target civilians. This entire area was destroyed, completely and utterly. This is Israel’s attempt to wipe Palestinians off of the map. It’s no joke. Watch the video at Al Arabiya.

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VIDEO: Palestinian Parody of Islamic State

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Roaring Speech by Ireland’s Trevor Hogan on Palestinian Solidarity

An amazing speech on the Day of Rage Saturday August 9 in Dublin. Trevor Hoganis a former rugby forward in Ireland who participated in the Gaza flotilla and has assumed a prominent role in Palestinian solidarity in his country. Here he calls out the “cowardice” of the Irish government and the members of the Israel lobby in…… Continue reading Roaring Speech by Ireland’s Trevor Hogan on Palestinian Solidarity

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The Islamic State is “Barbaric,” But What About the US and Israel?

An August 12th headline from Fox News read “Islamic State’s shocking barbarity prompts call for world to act.” The sub-heading of the article went on to claim that this “fanatical Islamic group” uses “medieval brutality” and “savagery” against its enemies by severing people’s’ heads and mowing down helpless civilians with guns at point-blank range. Fox News is right. The Islamic State is a…… Continue reading The Islamic State is “Barbaric,” But What About the US and Israel?

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Must Watch Speech by David Norris, Member of Seanad Éireann (Irish Senate), on Israel’s Attack on Gaza

David Norris, a member of Seanad Eireann (the Irish Senate), gave a powerful speech in which he condemns Israel’s latest attack on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. I had the pleasure of meeting Senator Norris in 2011 when he chaired the launch of the Trinity College Journal of Postgraduate Studies, which I had edited. His…… Continue reading Must Watch Speech by David Norris, Member of Seanad Éireann (Irish Senate), on Israel’s Attack on Gaza

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Village of Kinvara First to Boycott Israeli Goods in Ireland

Kinvara (Cinn Mhara, meaning “head of the sea”), a village in County Galway, has become the first community in Ireland to unite against Israel’s military action in Gaza. Kinvara’s business community agreed this week to operate a boycott of Israeli goods, in protest against the “ongoing bombardment” of the Palestinian people. According to the Irish Palestine…… Continue reading Village of Kinvara First to Boycott Israeli Goods in Ireland