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This campaign is now over.

Between January and March 2024, 4,322 of you wrote to Ireland’s political leaders demanding they boycott the White House for the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Since then, the SDLP supported the boycott and did not travel to America.

It is now over 100 days since the latest Israeli bombardment of Gaza began. Upwards of 30,000 Palestinians are dead, thousands more remain under the rubble.

As far back as the 15th of October, over 800 scholars and practitioners of international law, conflict studies and genocide studies signed a public statement warning of the possibility of genocide being perpetrated by Israeli forces against Palestinians in Gaza. Regrettably, this warning has since become a tragic reality: on the 11th of January 2024, just three months after the public statement was issued, South Africa presented an airtight case to the ICJ accusing Israel of genocide.

In solidarity the Palestinian liberation movement and in protest against the current genocide being committed in Gaza, we are calling on all politicians and political leaders in Ireland to boycott the St Patrick’s Day celebrations at the White House in March 2024.

Speaking for South Africa in their case against Israel at the ICJ, Irish barrister Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh, said:

'Each day over 10 Palestinian children will have one or both legs amputated, many without anaesthetic. Each day, on current rates, an average 3900 Palestinian homes will be damaged or destroyed, more mass graves will be dug, more cemeteries will be bulldozed and bombed, denying even the dead any dignity or peace.'

Israel is a key ally of the US, protecting its interests in the Middle East. The US has shown unwavering support regardless of mounting evidence of war crimes and genocide. On January 6, White House national security spokesperson John Kirby stated the US had ‘not seen anything that would convince us that we need to take a different approach.’

On top of the $3.8bn in military assistance the US sends to Israel every year, Joe Biden signed off a $14.5bn military aid package to support Israel’s recent assault. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, bombs made by the US have been used in some of the deadliest Israeli attacks on Gaza, including a strike that levelled an apartment block in the Jabalia refugee camp, killing more than 100 people.

Send an email to Ireland's political leaders demanding a BOYCOTT now!

The email will be sent to the leaders of all political parties in Ireland.

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This initiative is a partnership of An Dream Dearg and Cairde Palestine.

Cairde Palestine is a diverse community of Palestinian solidarity activists with one common goal, to support a Palestinian-led strategy to end Israeli Apartheid and bring about freedom, justice and equality for the people of Palestine.

With the support of:
Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Belfast logoIreland Palestine Solidarity Campaign logoTrade Union Friends of Palestine logoMothers against Genocide logoAction Palestine Ireland logoBDS Belfast logoEnd Deportations Belfast logoIPSC Derry logoIrish Artists for Palestine logoTeachers for Palestine logoLouth for Palestine logoUnited against Racism logoIPSC Lurgan logoWest Cork for Palestine logoGalway Palestine Solidarity Campaign logoLouth for All logoIPSC Newry logoAclaí Palestine logoIrish Palestine Solidarity Campaign Louth logoDundalk for Change logoIrish Palestine Solidarity Campaign Cill Dara logoFood Not Bombs Belfast logoIPSC Mid Ulster logoCATU Ireland logoAlliance for Choice logoFoyle Pride Festival logoKey 48 Return logoNational Alumni Justice for Palestine logoArtists against Genocide logoBelfast Artists for Palestine logoDL 4 Palestine logoDrogheda 4 All logoDublin for Gaza logoFocus Ireland logoHealth Workers for Palestine logoIPSC Bailiborough logoIPSC Kerry logoIPSC Mayo logoIreland Palestine Action logoKerry Freinds of Palestine logoLeinster Parents for Peace logoMenstruation Matters logoPsychologists for Palestine logoProgressive Politics NI logoSocial Rights Ireland logo