The Bank of Ireland has closed the accounts of Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC).
According to RTE, Ireland’s oldest financial institution closed the accounts of Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), the Irish branch of the anti-Israel, pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions organisation late last month.
The group’s accounts were terminated in Ireland and Northern Ireland because the bank defined the Palestinian territories as high-risk.
PSC held accounts with the Bank of Ireland for 15 years and according to JPost they started a new account with the Allied Irish Banks (AIB).
Ireland is considered one of the strongholds of BDS activity in Western Europe and is viewed as one of the most hostile towards Israel in the world. Just last week, following the death of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, Ireland PSC published a statement calling Peres “an unpunished war criminal who was responsible for apartheid”. Our view on Shimon Peres is rather different.