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category dublin | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Monday January 19, 2009 01:03author by ec/ld Report this post to the editors

open letter from hundreds of members of civil society

LOCATION: Israeli Embassy
Time 11.30am Monday 19th January

Event: As part of an AFRI Art/Protest event to take place at the Israeli Embassy, Justin Morahan, Chair of the Peace People will present a copy of an open letter from hundreds of members of civil society to the Israeli Embassy staff. The letter and signatories are both below.


The names accompanied by Al Jazeera footage from the last few weeks in Gaza will also be projected onto a number of symbolic locations in Dublin after dark on Monday. For details of this please call 087 – 7409102 on Monday after 3pm. This action is intended as a reply to the ‘War Is Peace’ style ‘PR Attack’ visit by an Israeli Minister to Ireland.

12-18 January 2009

We, the undersigned, are united in seeking the immediate expulsion of
the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, Dr Zion Evrony. We believe the
ambassador must leave Ireland until such time as there is a complete
end to Israel's war on Gaza and its continued slaughter of the
Palestinian people.

Mairead Maguire (Nobel Peace Laureate)
Kathy Sinnott MEP
Margaret Conlon TD
Maggie Ronayne (NUI Galway)
Gerry Grehan (Chairman, Peace People)
Dr. Raymond Deane
Kieran Allen (Socialist Workers Party)
Dr.Steven Loyal (UCD)
Sorcha Fox (Writer)
Leagues O’Toole (Foggy Notions)
Gerry Carron (Retired, Irish Army)
M.J. Nolan TD
Dr.Theresa Urbain Czyk (UCD)
Joe Higgins (Socialist Party)
Margaretta D'Arcy
Brian O'Connor (Labour Youth)
Christy Moore
Prof.Mary Gallagher (UCD)
Chris Andrews TD
Shane Cullen
Richard Boyd Barrett (Irish Anti-War Movement)
Dr. Saber Elsafty
Ozge Akkoyun
Ayten Akkoyun
Nigar Aytekin
Mehmet Aytekin
Sahin Akkoyun
Cihan Ardahan
Micheal O Coisdealbha
Manluce da Silva
Conor Graham
Brendan Butler (NGO Peace Alliance)
Robert Ballagh
Jack O'Connor (General President, SIPTU)
Dr.Fintan Lane
Mairead Byrne
Morgan C.Jones
Joseph Loughnane (Socialist Workers Party)
Romek Delimata
Ann Mc Cormick
Ruth Conroy
Ann Dunne
Cllr. Mick Barry (Socialist Party)
Cllr. Clare Daly (Socialist Party)
Cllr. Mick Murphy (Socialist Party)
Evelyn Doherty (Solicitor)
Cllr. Mick Barry (Socialist Party)
Eoin Brady (Solicitor)
Keith Cullen (Setanta Records)
Eamonn Doyle (D1 Recordings)
Paula Hayes
Morgan C.Jones (Sound Engineer)
Rubina Rehan
Anne Quinn
Vera Ondul
Tom Harrigan (Labour Party)
Rachel Kilbane
Elaine Mears (LLM International Human Rights Law)
Jo Ronayne
Paul Dunne
Glenn Loughran
Leah Doherty
Oya Crehan
J. Griff
Meryem Crehan
Tilbe Korkurt
Dilara Korkurt
Nezaket Kalyancuoglu
Safiye Korkurt
Cansu Akkoyun
Bridget O'Hara
Hilagrosa Urra
Carolina Gallego
Consuelo Cruz
Carina Kelly
Patrick McCarthy
Joe Giblin
Michael Dunne
Jennifer Dunne
Veronica O'Keane
John Waddell
Dr.Edward Horgan
Denis J. Halliday (former UN Assistant Secretary-General)
Orla Ni Chomhrai (M.Phil, Peace Studies)
Dr.Conor Kostick
John Buckley
Fred Johnston
Diarmuid Breathnach
Tim Hourigan (Shannonwatch.org)
Duncan Crowley
Eilis McDonald
Elaine Cronin
Ailbhe Murphy,
Ciaran Smyth (Vagabond Reviews)
Dave Lordan (Irish Anti War Movement)
Niall Walsh
Paul O'Toole
Kevin Noble
Derek Cronin (Optophonic Ltd)
Dette Mc loughlin (Galway Free Gaza Campaign)
Liam O'Grady (Socialist Workers Party)
June Kelly
Douglas Foxvog (NUI Galway)
Paul Byrne
David Dobz O'Brien
Mary Kelly
Brian O'Boyle (St.Angelas College, Sligo)
Mark Conroy (Contact.ie)
Conor McGrady
Hassan Elsafty
Naisrin Elsafty
Zahrah Elsafty
Conor O'Boyle
Ciaron O'Reilly (Ploughshares)
Peter Handforth (Justice not Terror Coalition)
Justin Morahan (Justice not Terror Coalition)
Mark Cullen
Eoin Llewellyn
Seamus Nolan
Annette Ryan (The Gramophone Disco)
Mike Donoghue (The Alphabet Set)
John Mahon (The Alphabet Set)
Mary Clinton
Sean Gillan
Jessica Foley (Artist/teacher)
Owen Kelly
Treasa Ni Cheannabhain
Patricia McKenna
John Arden
Charlie Cullen
Senator Ivana Bacik
Colin Coulter (NUI Maynooth)
Michael Kilemade
Terence Browne
Donal Lunny
Barry Lennon (Richter Collective)
Dr. Margaret Cahill
Sean Clinton
Anne Clinton
Maura Harrington (Shell to Sea)
Conor Creegan
Áine Ivers (Market Studios, Opening Spaces)
Daniel Cullen
Seamus Diskin
Aongus Mac Cara
Eamonn Crudden (Filmaker/Teacher)
Ann Lyons
Katherine Lynch (Actress/comedian)
Stephen McInerne (Green Party)
Paul Caheny (Irish Citizen, Sligo)
Philip O'Connor (Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign)
Gavin Gleeson (National Secretary of the Workers Solidarity Movement
on behalf of the organisation)
Dr Maria Stuart (UCD)
Niamh Crudden
Joe Carolan (Editor, Socialist Aotearoa)
Padraig L Henry
John Lannon (Shannonwatch.org)
Hugh O'Connor
Richie Price (!Kaboogie)
Padraic Kavanagh
Mark O'Toole
Anne Hughes
Noirin Hennessy
Matthew Hennessy
Barbara Acton
Adrian J. Acton
Stan Erraught
Seoidín O'Sullivan.
Karen Fallon
Kate Nally
Iosaf Mac Diarmada (1 of indymedia)
Eoin Dubsky
Nóra Geraghty
Professor Stephen Mennell (UCD)
Franc Myles (Archaeologist, Dublin)
Ann Clinton (Publican, Sligo)
Keith Smyth
Rónan Nolan (IPSC)
Paula Geraghty (Photographer)
Dr.Fergal Gaynor (UCC)
Nina McGowan
Tim Redfern
Mairead Ni Chuig (TG4)
Eamonn McCann
Mhairi Sutherland.
Michael Moynihan TD
Brian Hand
Seamus Kealy (Model Arts & Niland Gallery)
Dr Andy Storey UCD
Paul Murnaghan
Katharina Pfuetzner NCAD
Anna Macleod (DIT)
Prof.Brian Maguire (NCAD)
Shauna Gillan (Barrister)
Declan Carey (!Kaboogie)
Jamie Farrel (Skinny Wolves)
Peter Symes (Skinny Wolves)
Colm Olwill (The Gramophone Disco)
Christy Moore
Laura Maher, Montessori Teacher
Laura McCormack, Beautician
Jinx Lennon
Ann Clinton
Caoimhe Butterly (Free Gaza movement)
Donal O'Kelly (Writer / Actor)
Gearóid O Loingsigh (Photographer)
Liam O Briain (Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign)

To add your signature to this letter/statement please e-mail either ecrudden@gmail.com or doherty.leah@gmail.com

Please include your signature as you want it to appear and anything for brackets (title / group or organisation to which affiliated / profession). Please ask others to sign. It is intended as a broad expression of the voice of civil society. Please also include a phone number where we can contact you to confirm that it is indeed you if necessary. You can also phone Leah at 087 7409102 or Eamonn at 086 8812465 and sign in that way.

News about the initiative / list of signatories is being updated at this page

Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/90621



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author by morepublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 01:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors


Afri are organising an artistic protest event that will take place outside
the Israeli Embassy, Pembroke Road, Dublin (opp. Jury's Hotel), from 11.30am
until 12 noon TOMORROW Monday 19th January.

Leitrim-based artist Tracy Walsh will create an artistic installation, "If",
composed of babies' vests and toddler t-shirts placed on bamboo crossframes.

Piper Eoin Dillon of Kila will play a lament for the victims of the Israeli
assault on Gaza.

If ..
"If I hadn't been born in Gaza .. "
"If I wasn't Palestinian .. "
"If my mother hadn't brought me to the UN school .. "
"If the Israeli army hadn't dropped phosphorus bombs .. "
"If more than 30 UN resolutions on Israel had been acted on .. "

If ..

Many artists, musicians, actors and members of the Irish arts community will

Please come along if you can, and/or spread the word about the event among
people you know.

author by passing it onpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 01:52author address author phone Report this post to the editors


Wednesday January 14, 2009 20:08 author by paul o tooleauthor email pauljotoole at eircom dot netauthor phone 086-351-2469

Happy war, christmas is over

I wrote thisong last night and recorded it today with the help of the youngest drummer in Ireland, Liamo age 12. He' drumming for peace he said.Thanks Liamo
Anyway. With all the hypocracy from our politicians...Barry Andrews, Michael Martin, and Wioot O'Dea all condemning Israel invading Palestine they should be called out for their forked tongue in cheek commentry. They may say they condemn the killing of innocent people but leave our Shanon airport open to The US to supply all the hardware they need to do the killing that they say they condenm....one dispairs.....

Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jan2009/01_track_1.mp3
author by ec/ldpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 02:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Cllr. Mick Barry Socialist Party
Cllr. Clare Daly Socialist Party

author by nice one!publication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hope it works out and people turn out to support this action, can't make it but would love to see photo's here after.

author by ecpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:44author address author phone Report this post to the editors

In a format that can be screened elsewhere. It would be good to see this screened soon in Cork, Galway etc. More signatures for the letter still being sought. This is an ongoing initiative and anyone can help a bit with it by raising awareness in whatever way.

author by Bazooka Joepublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 20:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Israels Immigrant Absorption Ministry is setting up a new network of propaganda bloggers who speak foreign languages. Volunteers who send the Absorption Ministry their contact details by e-mail, at media@moia.gov.il, will be registered according to language, and then passed on to the Foreign Ministry's media department, whose personnel will direct the volunteers to Web sites deemed "problematic."


P.S. Is the footage you are showing available on download anywhere?

author by ecpublication date Tue Jan 20, 2009 13:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The footage is available on the al jazeera english language website - they released a lot of their footage of events in Gaza under a creative commons license

author by taggerpublication date Tue Jan 20, 2009 21:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Here is a small but very important piece of PR

Watch CH4 on Thursday night the 22/1/09 at 11.05 unseen footage of the collective punishment of the Palestinians in Gaza, the Zionists have been rumbled, now let the civilised world know about it.

author by i believe my name is on the document..,publication date Fri Jan 23, 2009 21:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It's too early to offer a comprehensive analysis of how and where either geographically or cyber-globally the Israeli propaganda machine has succeeded in pushing its spin. But there are obviously some places worth noting where the efforts have not paid off & naturally those appeals for volunteers to blog or comment on behalf of the Israel state as reported in Haaretz and mentioned on this site were well noted for their emergent network value.

anyway -

The European call back two weeks ago to protest the slaughter in Gaza saw about 20,000 people mobilised to march in Barcelona, amongst whom were counted the current minister of the interior and leader of the eco-communist party ICV, Joan Saura. Immediately after his participation Shutz and right-wing interests rounded on his presence as minister with responsibility for policing such gigs and @ least a bit of a peek at anti-jihadist investigations and stuff in what they termed a "pro-Palestinian" if not "pro-Hamas" march. They also connected his presence there with his abscence at a recent Holocaust memorial event - perhaps he inadvertently had made the sloppy mistake of providing ammunition to those who can afford it.

However, the regional Catalan government tripartite coalition are old hands at handling such complaints and have surely noticed the boom in PLO scarfs. It stayed pretty local politics. We may pause to consider how whoever makes PLO scarves these days has decided to make them multi-coloured before distributing them throughout Europe to be sold or hawked by illegal migrants working if at best - "on a paltry minimum wage".

But for once it wasn't in either Catalonia the seat of the Mediterrranean Union or Madrid's ZP image conscious support for the Egyptian ceasefire proposals with juxtapoised double visits by the Spanish Foreign minister and Spanish Defence minister to Jordan & Lebanon.


instead it was the two city enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla which Spain holds on the African continent's Morrocan coast just opposite Gibraltar ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceuta http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melilla ) who got to present an extraordinarily united front (all political parties left to right and all muslim collectives) in condemning the Israeli attack on Gaza.

Quite simply coz ambassador Shutz when speaking to the "New Economy Forum" said that Spain has two fences in Ceuta and Melilla to protect itself from migration and Israel built its wall to protect its citizens" http://www.elpais.com/articulo/internacional/reglas/han...8/Tes he was up to the usual scurrulous Israeli propaganda forked tongue mischief.

Ceuta and Melilla are legally sovreign territory belonging to the Spanish state with majority muslim populations who constitutionally administer their affairs as autonomous regions of a comparatively democratic state their fences are part funded by the European Union and jointly policed by both Spanish state and the Morrocan state dsepite its irrendentist claims to both cities.

Sure God, only one of them Ceuta / Melilla citizens ever got sent to Guantanamo but he came out the other end 3 years later.

don't forget to tell your kids what Gitmo was....... shush you wee langer one more stroppiness out of you and you're off to Gitmo!

So even if we indulge the people of Ceuta & Melilla and forget articles such as "How high can you jump for the beautiful life?" http://www.indymedia.ie/article/71750 & "Really!!!! how high can you jump for the beautiful life" http://www.indymedia.ie/article/72231 which explained how the EU's migrant barbed wire is in fact the longest toughest nastiest unseen thing which has never got graffiti.....

Their united declaration is completely true as it can be read by people who'd bother to check the source link below.

Israel had not legal right under international law to build its wall.
Israel ought to be held responsible under international law for its crimes

Related Link: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/espana/PP/socialistas/musulmanes/Ceuta/Melilla/embajador/Israel/elpepuesp/20090122elpepunac_14/Tes
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