Election 2016: Pledge for Palestine
We call on all 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 ...
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.
Election Special: One-page Briefings
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.
Palestine and the International Criminal Court Overview: On 2 January 2015, Palestine applied to become a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and on 6 January 2015, Ban Ki-moon, announced that the Rome Statute "will enter into force for the State of Palestine on April 1, 2015". . (Click on cover to download the full Briefing) March 2015, PDF 112 kB.
Solidarity or Silence: Ireland's Reaction to Israel's Destruction of Gaza (Paper) Overview: Israel’s 52 day onslaught on the people of Gaza in Summer 2014 generated an unprecedented response from civil society across the globe. Ireland was no exception. August 2014 (Download PDF 312 kB)
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Recent Press Articles
Why a British fight over Israel and anti-Semitism matters to the rest of us (Robert Mackey, The Intercept, 29 April 2016)
Criticising Israel is not the same as being anti-Jewish (Ronit Lentin and David Landy, Irish Times, 2 May 2016)
Boycott is the only way to stop the Israeli occupation (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 1 May 2016)
Israel approves more land theft of hundreds of dunams near Nablus (IMEMC News, 24 April 2016)
Who agrees with Bernie Sanders on Israel? Large numbers of Americans (Dina Smeltz, Washington Post, 22 April 2016)
Military effectively shutting down Palestinian quarries in Beit Fajjar to aid de facto annexation of area (B’Tselem, 21 April 2016)
This Passover, we’re joining Simone Zimmerman to fight for freedom for all (Ethan Miller & Sara Sandmel, Forward, 19 April 2016)
How many Palestinians are imprisoned by Israel? (Aljazeera, 18 April 2016)
The Return of the Desert God (Adam Keller, 23 April 2016)
TV investigative program rips image of IDF general Rehavam Zeevi to shreds (Haaretz, 15 April 2016)
"Death to the Arabs" rally draws thousands in Tel Aviv (Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, 19 April 2016)
World Bank: Raw deal with Israel costs Palestinians $285 million in annual revenue (Haaretz, 18 April 2016)
Criticizing Israel, Bernie Sanders Highlights Split Among Jewish Democrats (New York Times, 15 April 2016)
EU ‘deeply concerned’ by new phase of West Bank barrier (Times of Israel, 15 April 2016)
Gaza: 75,000 still internally displaced (UN OCHA report, April 2016)
Multiple demolitions across Area C in the West Bank: 124 people displaced (UN OCHA, 8 April 2016)
Why Israelis should be grateful for their racist politicians (Haaretz, 7 April 2016)
Special funding for Israeli settlements soared in 2015, report shows (Haaretz, 7 April 2016)
From beyond the grave, ex-Mossad chief slams Netanyahu (Washington Post, 4 April 2016)
US lawyers call for Inland Revenue Service investigation into charity status of Jewish National Fund (30 March 2016)
The Hebron soldier's defense is working - he is now every mother’s son (Haaretz, 3 April 2016)
"I am in prison and you are with me on the outside" (Adam Keller, 27 March 2016)
When medical personnel stand by and watch a murder (Dr Tslil Regev, +972 Blog, 25 March 2016)
Thousands of Area C residents face expulsion (B’Tselem, 24 March 2016)
Israel detains hundreds amid fierce crackdown on illegal Palestinian workers (Ma’an News, 23 March 2016)
Israeli companies leaving West Bank in apparent response to boycott pressure (Haaretz, 27 March 2016)
Eimear McBride, West Bank: ‘One of the most shocking experiences of my life’ (Irish Times, 26 March 2016)
Third large-scale demolition in Khirbet Tana in 2016 (UN OCHA, 24 March 2016)
Israeli soldier detained after being filmed shooting assailant (Irish Times, 24 March 2016)
Sanders Outlines Middle East Policy (21 March 2016)
Trump Wins Over AIPAC Audience With Strong pro-Israel Stance (Haaretz, 21 March 2016)
Clinton bashes Trump at AIPAC for 'neutral' stance on Israel (Jerusalem Post, 21 March 2016)
Protesting bigots and demagogues at AIPAC? Don’t stop at Trump. Call out Netanyahu too (Roy Isacowitz, Haaretz, 20 March 2016)
Final Act of Meir Dagan's Life Redeemed His Controversial Military Past (Haaretz, 17 March 2016)
Humanitarian Bulletin for occupied Palestinian territories (UN OCHA, February 2016)
Israel seizes large tracts of land in occupied West Bank (Daily Star, 16 March 2016)
Palestine becomes a full member of the Court of Arbitration (IMEMC News, 15 March 2016)
Israel intensifies crackdown on media (Electronic Intifada, 15 March 2016)
Security firm G4S leaving Israel, denies BDS to blame (Times of Israel, 10 March 2016)
Israel to reimburse German town for 'extricating Mossad agents from the mud' (Haaretz, 10 March 2016)
BDS Victorious as Ahava to Leave Occupied Territory, Move Plant Within Green Line (Richard Silverstein, Tikun Olam, 10 March 2016)
Almost half of Israeli Jews back transfer or expulsion of Arabs (Haaretz, 8 March 2016)
First Pew study in Israel finds increasing polarization amongst Jews (Haaretz, 8 March 2016)
Ilan Pappe:‘We wasted 40 years talking about nothing, doing nothing’ (Mondoweiss, 4 March 2016)
Israel jails Palestinian journalist for 'incitement' (Electronic Intifada, 3 March 2016)
Israel: New Discriminatory and Anti-Democratic Legislation (Adalah, 1 March 2016)
36 people made homeless by Israel in Khirbet Tana (UN OCHA, 4 March 2016)
The Irish election: More trouble for Israel in the Emerald Isle (Jerusalem Post, 3 March 2016)