Irish Global Solidarity in 100 Objects
Episode 1: Irish Call for Justice for Palestine with Kevin Squires
Between 27th December 2008 and 14th January 2009, Israel launched a massive and unprecedented assault on the Palestinian Gaza Strip. For episode 1, Ciara Regan caught up with Kevin Squires, national co-ordinator of the Ireland Palestine Campaign (IPSC), who was involved in a 1-page ‘call’ published in the Irish Times in January 2009. Kevin recalls the action, involving hundreds of donations to pay for the call’s publication and the ‘call’ aimed at the Irish government as a series of demands, including ceasing its purchase of Israeli medical products and services, to demand that Israeli reverse its settlement, construction and annexation of land in accordance with Security Council resolutions and to boycott Israeli goods and services until Israel abides by international law. This the story of the Irish Call for Justice for Palestine.
- Check out the object page for Irish Call for Justice for Palestine https://developmenteducation.ie/objects/irish-call-for-justice-for-palestine/
- Find out more about the IPSC and their work https://www.ipsc.ie/
- Two long reads in The Guardian - Why Israel went to war in Gaza https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jan/04/israel-gaza-hamas-hidden-agenda; How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jan/07/gaza-israel-palestine
- Gaza: What lessons from Northern Ireland? blog posted on Amnesty UK https://www.amnesty.org.uk/blogs/belfast-and-beyond/gaza-what-lessons-northern-ireland Irish Global Solidarity in 100 Objects is a developmenteducation.ie audio series hosted by Ciara Regan. Find out more information about the show at https://developmenteducation.ie/podcasts/