The Irish Government MUST recognise Palestine!
On 10th December 2014, Dáil Éireann unanimously passed a motion calling on the Irish Government ‘to officially recognise the State of Palestine, on the basis of the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital'. Seanad Éireann passed a similar motion on 22nd October 2014, again supported by all parties.
The Irish Government must implement the unanimous votes of both Houses of the Oireachtas and recognise the state of Palestine NOW!
- Email Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan asking him to implement the votes of both Houses of the Irish Oireachtas and recognise the state of Palestine NOW !
- TEXT Palestine to 51500 (local text rates apply)
- Email your local Fine Gael and Labour TDs, as members of Government parties, asking them to implement the votes of both Houses of the Irish Oireachtas and recognise the state of Palestine NOW !
Do not afford the Israeli occupier a veto.
Do not wait for the EU to decide the time is right.
Recognise Palestine NOW!
Sadaka on Gaza
On Monday, 21 July 2014 we delivered the petition to the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, signed by 5836 people demanding action to stop Israel's attacks on Gaza. Pictured left to right: Proinsias de Rossa, Former Chair of the European Parliament Palestine Delegation; Philip O'Connor, Kevin Liston, Barbara Walshe from Sadaka; David Joyce, Irish Congress of Trade Unions; Hilary Minch, deputy chair of Sadaka. Photo by Derek Speirs.
The Chair of Sadaka, Marie Crawley, speaking at Dublin demonstration, 26th July 2014
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi
Early in December 2013 Sadaka hosted a visit to Ireland with Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi of the Palestinian National Initiative. Dr. Barghouthi is one of the most significant figures in contemporary Palestinian politics. The visit involved high level political engagements with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore; members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade; meetings with individual political parties and Dáil groupings. More ...
Palestine & Israel on the Curriculum (Roger Waters)
Roger Waters (founding member of Pink Floyd) launched the Sadaka Education Resource on Palestine and Israel "Palestine & Israel – How will there be a Just Peace?" at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on 17th September 2013. More ...
Economics and Palestine (Dr. Mohammed Amara)
In November 2013 Sadaka hosted a visit to Dublin by Dr Mohammed Amara, International Secretary of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU). One of his presentations was to the full Executive Council of the ICTU on the economic situation in Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank, outlining the barriers facing Palestinians seeking to go about their daily work and discriminatory practices against Palestinian workers. More ...
Churches for Justice
Palestinian Church Leaders From 10th - 16th April 2013, Sadaka hosted a visit of eminent Christian church leaders from Palestine. The purpose of the visit was to encourage endorsement of Kairos Palestine by the Irish Christian churches. Kairos Palestine is the Christian Palestinians’ declaration to the world about what is happening in Palestine. In a previous church leaders tour in 2010, Palestinian Church leaders met with (amongst many others) the President of Ireland, the Deputy First Minister in the North and senior clergy from all denominations.More ...
Dr. Nabil Shaath
Dr. Nabil Shaath, a senior Palestinian negotiator, was hosted by Sadaka in July 2011 to lobby support for UN membership for a Palestinian state. Dr. Nabil Shaath is Commissioner of International Relations with Fatah and is a senior PLO and Palestinian Authority negotiator. He has been a member of the Central Committee of Fatah since 1989. Today, he is Head of the Political Committee of its General Congress and editor of its Political Programme. More ...
Churches for Justice in Palestine campaign 2010
Sadaka (in partnership with Christian Aid and Trócaire) hosted a week-long series of engagements in November/December 2010 for three eminent church leaders from Palestine: HE Archbishop Theodosius Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Church; The Most Reverend Monsignor Manuel Musallam of the Latin Catholic Church and Mr Constantine Dabbagh of the Middle East Council of Churches. More ...
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Gaza: Three months on vital reconstruction has barely begun as winter arrives (Oxfam update, December 2014)
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