TCDSU has a chance to help write history
This week Trinity students will be asked to vote on whether the SU should be mandated to boycott, divest from and sanction Israeli goods and services, in effect cutting formal ties with the state.
Confusion around the legitimacy of, let …
The Hist discuss the pros and cons of the ‘two-state solution’ between Israel and Palestine
Last night’s Hist debate on whether or not the two state solution between Israel and Palestine should be abandoned promised to be an intense one, and it certainly did not disappoint. After going through the usual society business, everyone settled …
Students for Justice in Palestine allege that Keane has broken a pledge made during election campaign
Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President-elect Kevin Keane has broken a pledge he made during the sabbatical officer election campaign to advocate for an economic and academic boycott of Israel in Trinity. On February 16, following the joint Trinity …
The rejected motion also called for a student led solidarity campaign with Palestine, and for affiliation with the BDS movement
Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) voted tonight against a motion which called for a “college wide boycott of the state of Israel”, to create a “student led Palestinian solidarity campaign” and to lobby for “the divestment of university funds …
Students for Justice in Palestine member Jonathan Farrell comments on the protest which resulted in the Israeli ambassador cancelling the SOFIA event
On Monday, the Israeli ambassador to Ireland was due to give a talk in Trinity College Dublin, having been invited by the college Society for International Affairs (SOFIA) TCD. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) TCD opposed the platform afforded …
Activist and postgrad Malaka Mohammed discusses leaving Gaza, politicising student unions, and the growing relevance of BDS
Stable electricity, clean water, reliable wifi connection, a roof over your head. These are things that are taken for granted in the West, but that shocked Malaka Mohammed as she settled in England after leaving her home of Shijaia, Eastern …
Ciarán O’Rourke of TCD for Palestine calls upon Trinity Chaplaincy to cancel their Peace Pilgrimage to Israel
“Dear Rev Dr. Hamilton,
I’m writing with regard to the proposed Peace Pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine, and specifically in relation to the press release for the trip published on the Chaplaincy’s website. I’m afraid I find the emphasis …
Luke O’Reilly speaks to Palestinian campaigner for non-violent resistance Iyad Burnat
Iyad Burnat is a Palestinian campaigner for non-violent resistance against the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Israeli Defence Forces and the settlement and annexation of the territories’ lands by Israel. In 2012, his brother Emad Burnat made …
The move comes after numerous student initiatives campaigning for College to cut its academic links with Israeli institutions over the past three years.
Trinity has commenced a review of its relations with third-level institutions in both Israel and Palestine, Trinity News has learned.
Academic secretary, Patricia Callaghan, is currently conducting the audit, which concerns the “formal and informal relationships currently in place between …
As has recently been seen, the level of violence and conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories has increased to a worrying scale. The question that needs to be asked, it seems, is whether we are on the edge of …