Palestine Matters! The 2016 Election Pledge for Palestine
We called on all election candidates to pledge that the next Irish Government will use all institutional mechanisms at its disposal, at both domestic and EU level, to implement the following policies:
Christmas in Bethlehem 2015
Recognition of the State of Palestine
Sadaka’s Billboard Campaign lobbied the Irish Government to implement the 2014 unanimous decisions of both Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) which call on the Irish Government ‘to officially recognise the State of Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital'.
Sadaka on Gaza
Sadaka was one of the tens of thousands of voices throughout Ireland expressing outrage and revulsion in Summer of 2014 Israel's sustained 50 day attack on the people of Gaza.
The Chair of Sadaka, Marie Crawley, speaking at Dublin demonstration, 26th July 2014
Sadaka Visiting Speakers
Sadaka's Visiting Speakers Programme invites leading Palestinian figures to Ireland to raise public awareness of the situation in the West Bank and Gaza and to lobby the Irish Government to recognise the State of Palestine and its people.
About the Programme
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi
Sadaka sponsored visit by Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi of the Palestinian National Initiative (2013). More ...
Palestine & Israel on the Curriculum
Roger Waters (founding member of Pink Floyd) launched the Sadaka Education Resource on Palestine and Israel (2013). More ...
Palestinian Church Leaders
Sadaka hosted eminent Christian church leaders from Palestine to encourage endorsement of Kairos Palestine by the Irish churches (2013)More ...
Political leaders and representatives of Palestinian NGOs and civil society have called on the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament), in this 1916 commemorative year, to draw on its own historical experience of occupation to be a leading advocate in ending the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine. (Full text PDF 833kb)
We produce free information publications on various aspects of the situation in Palestine - Factsheets containing essential facts, Briefings with more detail, and Papers for a more comprehensive treatment. There is a selection of recent publications below, or for a complete list go to Factsheets, Briefings, or Papers.
50 years of Israeli occupation: The roadblock to peace Overview: Next year, in June 2017, it will be 50 years since Israel took over the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza by force against the wishes of the Palestinians who lived there. It is the job of the UN Security Council to reverse aggression of this kind, which is in breach of Article 2.4 of the UN Charter, applying whatever sanctions are necessary to force the aggressor to withdraw. That is what happened when Iraq took over Kuwait by force in 1990. Unfortunately, the Security Council has failed to reverse Israel’s 1967 aggression. As a consequence, Palestinians have been forced to endure almost 50 years of Israeli military occupation without any say in how they are governed – and there is no end in sight. (Click on cover to download the full Briefing) May 2016, PDF 124 kB.
Israel: EU Losing Sight Of The Facts Overview: While the state of Israel continues its colonial project in the Occupied Palestinian Territories with its relentless settlement expansion, its shoot-to-kill policy and its arrest and detention of minors, the EU and other international players continue to ignore the fact that without sanctions against Israel to force it to withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territories, the two-state solution is dead. (Click on cover to download the full Briefing) January 2016, PDF 189 kB.
Without sanctions against Israel, the "two-state solution" is dead Overview: The "two-state solution" is dead unless serious and sustained economic sanctions are applied to Israel by the international community to force it to withdraw from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (Click on cover to download the full Briefing) September 2015, PDF 80 kB.
Palestine October 2015 (Factsheet) Overview: Between 1st October and 2nd November, the Israeli police/army and Israeli settlers combined have killed 73 Palestinians.12 of the Palestinians killed by Israeli forces were children, one an eight month old baby who suffocated as a result of tear gas fired by the Israeli army. October 2015 (Download PDF 68 kB)
Israeli Settlements: Colonies and War Crimes (Factsheet) Overview: When a state, which is occupying territory not its own, builds settlements on that territory and transfers its own citizens into them, that process is a war crime, under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Israel has occupied the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) since1967 and has transferred well over half a million of its own citizens into that territory. September 2015 (Download PDF 59 kB)
A little legal restraint on Israel at last? Overview: Palestine has become a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and accepted its jurisdiction in Palestinian territories. There is now a peaceful legal means of applying pressure on Israel to cease its colonisation of Palestinian territory. (Click on cover to download the full Briefing) March 2015, PDF 96 kB.
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Recent Press Articles
France becomes first European country to label items from Israeli settlements (Independent, 30 November 2016)
Where does Nikki Haley, Trump's pick for UN envoy, stand on Israel? (Haaretz, 24 November 2016)
ICC prosecutor updates Palestine war crimes probe (Electronic Intifada, 23 November 2016)
Why Israel isn’t shocked by anti-Semites in White House (Ynet News, 21 November 2016)
Israel razes makeshift Palestinian settlement, but keeps Jewish one (Haaretz, 20 November 2016)
12 Palestinians left homeless as family forced to demolish their homes in Jerusalem (Ma’an News, 13 November 2016)
Two communities displaced and another ravaged by Israeli military (B’Tselem, 13 November 2016)
What President Obama must tell Israel before January (Henry Siegman, National Interest, 4 November 2016)
High Court Rejects Government Petition: Israel Must Evacuate Illegal West Bank Outpost by Year's End (Haaretz, 14 November 2016)
UN condemns continued obstruction of relief items to Palestinian communities (10 November 2016)
Gaza crossings’ operational status (UN OCHA, October 2016)
Israel refuses entry to 115 British citizens in 2016 amid 'discriminatory' treatment of pro-Palestinian activists (Independent, 22 October 2016)
Is this the end of the world? (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 10 November 2016)
Black November: The Balfour Declaration 99 years ago marked the beginning of a settler colonial project of tragic proportions (Ilan Pappe, Aljazeera, 2 November 2016)
Palestinians demand UK apology for Balfour declaration (Aljazeera, 1 November 2016)
EU recognizes right to boycott Israel (Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, 28 October 2016)
2006 Audio Emerges of Hillary Clinton Proposing Rigging Palestine Election (Observer, 28 October 2016)
Israel: Settlers' takeover of security posts 'alarming' (AlJazeera, 27 October 2016)
Fatah leader: Peace process is dead, Palestinians must boycott Israeli goods (Ma’an News, 25 October 2016)
Gaza crossings’ operational status (UN OCHA, September 2016)
Israel refuses entry to 115 British citizens in 2016 amid 'discriminatory' treatment of pro-Palestinian activists (The Independent, 22 October 2016)
How Israel seeks to erase the region’s history (Jonathan Cook, 18 October 2016)
Anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party: a suspense mystery (Jonathan Rosenhead, openDemocracy, 15 October 2016)
Clinton in 2015 Email: Facade of an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Better Than Nothing (Haaretz, 15 October 2016)
The Kissinger Story (Uri Avnery, 14 October 2016)
Address to Security Council on Israeli settlements by Hagai El-Ad, Director, B’Tselem (14 October 2016)
Let’s talk about what UNESCO resolution does say instead of what it doesn’t (Tom Pessah, +972, 14 October 2016)
Humanitarian Bulletin for Palestine (UN OCHA, September 2016)
Shimon Peres: A man of peace? Not exactly. But still… (Adam Keller, 1 October 2016)
Report: Occupation and Resistance in the West Bank (Stephen McCloskey, Centre for Global Education, September 2016)
Shimon Peres from the perspective of his victims (Ilan Pappe, Electronic Intifada 28 September 2016)
Abu Mazen’s balance sheet (Uri Avnery, 1 October 2016)
Remembering Shimon Peres (Ronit Lentin, Irish Times, 29 September 2016)
33 structures demolished in the past three days in multiple incidents (UN OCHA, 28 September 2016)
Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana (Robert Fisk, Independent, 28 September 2016)
Shimon Peres was a ‘war criminal’, say Irish Palestinian groups (Irish Times, 28 September 2016)
Shimon Peres: Israeli war criminal whose victims the West ignored (Ben White, Middle East Monitor, 28 September 2016)
Shimon Peres and the Saga of Sisyphus (Uri Avnery, 24 September 2016)
How Obama humiliated Netanyahu over military aid deal (Haaretz, 20 September 2016)
Whitewash Protocol: The So-Called Investigation of Operation Protective Edge (B’Tselem, September 2016)
Churches Rip Israel for Occupation and ‘Prison-Like’ Gaza (Forward, 16 September 2016)
Palestine: ICC Should Open Formal Probe (Human Rights Watch, 5 June 2016)
Palestinian family forcibly evicted from its home in occupied East Jerusalem (UN OCHA, 15 September 2016)
Israel is a Settler Colonial State - and that's OK (Arnon Degani, Haaretz, 13 September 2016)
Netanyahu’s claim of 'ethnic cleansing' sets a Guinness record for chutzpah (Haaretz, 11 September 2016)
Washington calls Netanyahu’s ethnic cleansing video ‘inappropriate’ (Times of Israel, 10 September 2016)
The Great Railway Scandal (Uri Avnery, 10 September 2016)
Gaza crossings’ operational status (UN OCHA, August 2016)
Two years after the 2014 Gaza hostilities, 16 heads of UN agencies in Palestine call for greater flow of material and funding (UN OCHA, 26 August 2016)
1933: Jews make a travel agreement with Nazi Germany (Haaretz, 25 August 2016)
Yad Vashem officials slam Polish government: 'New bill is very close to Holocaust denial' (Haaretz, 24 August 2016)
Celtic fans raise more than £90,000 for Palestinian charities after flag protest (Guardian, 23 August 2016)