David Landy is an Irish-Jewish activist, involved with the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. He is currently in the Department of Sociology in TCD, doing his research on English Jewish groups critical of Israel and Zionism.
Using boycotts in popular struggle against oppression has a long history in Ireland. Irish people enthusiastically supported the South African anti-apartheid call for boycott, and boycott is an equally central element of our support for Palestinian resistance. While the Irish government has remained stubbornly deaf to the Palestinian call for boycott, Irish civil society has begun to respond.