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New document:

"Boycott Israeli Apartheid"

A leaflet supporting Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, 2023.

Boycott Israeli Apartheid (2023) — Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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"Cork Girl Meets Arafat"

A 1989 article from Irish Socialist, newspaper of the Communist Party of Ireland, on a student's invitation to meet Yassir Arafat for a school project.

A scanned newspaper article reading: 

Cork girl meets Arafat

A lesson in diplomacy could be learned by many of the world’s politicians from a 15-year old Cork girl, Sarah Neary.

As part of a school project on peace, Sarah wrote to Yassir Arafat, requesting a meeting to discuss his views on the subject.

In answer to her request, Sarah and her teacher, Sister Rita Twomey, received an invitation to travel to Tunisia to meet the PLO leader. After the meeting she said, “He was very friendly, nicer than I expected … When | go back to school I'll tell my friends that they are not terrorists and they want peace.”

Sarah added: "I told him I wanted peace, and he replied that he wanted peace, both for Palestinian and Israeli children.”

Sister Twomey was also positive on the visit. "It has told us much about the sufferings of the Palestinian people in their home country and about peace in their homeland. We have a responsibility to help so that peace comes to them as soon as possible.”
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A leaflet from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), which folds out to a Palestinian flag.

Collected at a 2005 Palestine solidarity demonstration during an Ireland-Israel soccer match.

A leaflet reading: Show the world that the Irish People are

* Opposed to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine
* Support Freedom and Justice for the Palestinian People!

This sheet opens out into a poster of the Palestinian Flag

We are asking Irish football fans to bring this ‘flag’ into the Match and hold it up  at the following times:

* As the Israeli team come onto the field
* Just after the National Anthems have been played
* At the start of each half

The aim is to get as much TV coverage as possible so if a camera focuses on you please show the flag.

Thank You,
Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
The flag of Palestine on an unfolded paper leaflet.