Yesterday, May 15, marked the 68th anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), the ethnic cleansing of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their ancestral homes, the destruction of hundreds ofvillages in historic Palestine, massacres, and all the collective trauma inflicted to facilitate the establishment of the state of Israel.
Mon, 16 May, 2016
Zoe Lawlor of Gaza Action Ireland uses the isolated killing of Abed al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif, 21, by an Israeli soldier to support a universal claim that Israel engages in a campaign “of extrajudicial executions” in its confrontation with Palestinian terrorists (Letters, April 5).
Wed, 13 Apr, 2016
Tue, 05 Apr, 2016
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
Wed, 11 Nov, 2015
In Zoe Lawlor’s latest denial of reality, she inserts herself in the narrative of Palestinian victimisation claiming to have been “attacked and kidnapped in international waters while sailing to Gaza, robbed and repeatedly strip searched, imprisoned for a week, shot at with steel-coated rubber bullets and tear gas” (Letters, 9 November).
Tue, 10 Nov, 2015
While people like Zoe Lawlor (Irish Examiner, Letters, October 29) are busy deflecting attention away from the failings of Palestinian society and blaming Israel, I wonder why she has nothing to say about the Palestinian state that would come about if people like her get their way.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
Thu, 29 Oct, 2015
Thu, 22 Oct, 2015
In a letter attempting to smear the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) and supporters of Palestinian rights (Irish Examiner, Letters, July 30), Kevin McCarthy makes an untrue assertion about the Limerick screening of the award-winning Israeli film, The Lab.
Mon, 03 Aug, 2015
Derek O’Flynn, press officer of the Israeli Embassy in Dublin (Letters, July 15) seemed a little confused as to the meaning of solidarity with Palestine, which of course goes back to the original ethnic cleansing, Al Nakba, carried out by what became the state of Israel, in 1948.
Fri, 31 Jul, 2015
In response to my letter on the reconstruction of Gaza and the necessity to end Israel’s impunity for its crimes against the Palestinian people, Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh writes a confused reply seeming to ascribe responsibility for obstacles to the rebuilding to Hamas rather than to Israel’s siege which has been condemned by the UN, the EU and many human rights organisations.
Thu, 13 Nov, 2014
The Irish government has joined with other states in pledging money for the reconstruction of Gaza, however, when Ireland had the opportunity to take a stand for justice for the people of Gaza being relentlessly bombed during Israel’s 52 day assault this summer, Minister Flanagan instead chose to abstain on a United Nations vote calling for an investigation into Israel’s war crimes.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
As Israel continues to wage horror and unimaginable devastation on the besieged, captive population of Gaza, we ask how much longer will that state be allowed to act with impunity in its breaches of international law against the Palestinian people?
Mon, 04 Aug, 2014