Current Action: Combatting Israeli Apartheid
Israel has been declared an apartheid state by the UN Special Rapporteur, Michael Lynk, Amnesty, Human Rights Watch, and the Israeli B'tselem.
As part of our ongoing campaigning to combat Israeli apartheid, Sadaka organised its Second High-Level Forum in Dublin on 29 March 2022. The purpose of the forum was to create awareness of the final report of Professor Michael Lynk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967. This report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva concerned the breach by Israel of the prohibition against apartheid in international law. More ...
Israel's Illegal Regime of Apartheid. (March 2022,PDF).
A Different Kind of School Run. (August, 2021,PDF).
Submission to the Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment, July 2021, PDF).
Annexation: Submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence. (May, 2021,PDF).
Israeli Apartheid and the Covid-19 Vaccine. (January 2021, PDF)
Annexation of the West Bank: It Has Already Happened. (September 2020, PDF)
Occupied Territories Bill. Sadaka Analysis of AG opinion (June 2020, PDF)
Occupied Territories Bill: Update (May 2020, PDF)
The Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018. What is it and what will it achieve? (February 2020, PDF)
Money Message: Application to the Occupied Territories Bill (September 2019, PDF)
The Occupied Territories Bill and the Money Message: An Explainer (July 2019, PDF)
Israeli Abuses of Palestinian Children (April 2018, PDF)
Recent Media Items
‘I couldn’t see if my brother’s murderer was a soldier or settler’ (Oren Ziv & Yuval Abraham, +972, 5 March 2023)
Sara Netanyahu and sons to get Shin Bet protection after hair salon ‘siege’ (Times of Israel, 5 March 2023)
Israel’s judicial overhaul: What is the coalition planning and where does it stand? (Carrie Keller-Lynn, Times of Israel, 4 March 2023)
Why there are no two sides to the Huwara pogrom (Haggai Matar, +972, 2 March 2023)
Huwara reels after night of settler terror under army’s watch (Oren Ziv, +972, 27 February 2023)
Israel: 'We want burning villages,' says far-right Knesset member (Middle East Monitor, 27 February 2023)
The settler-colonial origins of Israel’s constitutional crisis (Yousef Munayyer, +972, 24 February 2023)
Smotrich handed sweeping powers over West Bank, control over settlement planning (Jeremy Sharon, Times of Israel, 23 February 2023)
Israel advances plans for 7k settler homes, places E1 project back on the docket (Jacob Magid, Times of Israel, 23 February 2023)
Israel kills 11 in daytime raid on Nablus (Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronic Intifada, 22 February 2023)
Itamar Ben-Gvir, Israel’s Minister of Chaos (Ruth Margalit, New Yorker, 20 February 2023)
The theft of Harun Abu Aram’s body (Yuval Abraham, +972, 16 February 2023)
Israeli sniper’s head shot kills Palestinian child (Tamara Nassar, Electronic Intifada, 15 February 2023)
Global condemnations of Israel pour in over planned outpost legalizations (Jacob Magid, Times of Israel, 13 February 2023)
Palestinian man, child latest victims of Israeli violence (Tamara Nassar, Electronic Intifada, 13 February 2023)
Shin Bet investigating killing of Palestinian, allegedly by settler in West Bank (Emanuel Fabian, Times of Israel, 13 February 2023)
Cabinet okays legalization of 9 West Bank outposts in response to Jerusalem attacks (Jacob Magid, Times of Israel, 13 February 2023)
Worried Israeli President sets out sensible ideas for reform, but is Netanyahu ready to listen? (David Horovitz, Times of Israel, 12 February 2023)
Barcelona freezes ties with Israel, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, 8 February 2023)
Israel kills five in Jericho raid (Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronic Intifada, 7 February 2023)
One Palestinian film and the colonizer’s endless anxiety (Shaul Magid, +972, 2 February 2023)
UN Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese: ‘Apartheid is in front of your eyes everywhere you go’ (Meron Rapoport, +972, 6 February 2023)
January was the West Bank’s deadliest month in nearly a decade (Oren Ziv, +972, 1 February 2023)
Seven killed in Jerusalem settlement attack (Maureen Clare Murphy. Electronic Intifada, 27 January 2023)
Israeli bloodbath in Jenin kills 9 Palestinians (Tamara Nassar, Electronic Intifada, 26 January 2023)
EU says it’s anti-Semitic to call Israel an apartheid state (Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, 23 January 2023)
Occupied Territories Bill
The Occupied Territories Bill, developed by Sadaka and tabled by Senator Frances Black, will prohibit the import of goods and services which are produced in illegal Israeli settlements. Settlements are a war crime under international law.
Sadaka organises high level speaking tours with invited guests, primarily from Palestine. They typically involve meetings with the Minister, political party leaders, leading NGOs, trade unions and presentations to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Political meetings are core business for Sadaka as we attempt to shift Irish foreign policy towards the achievement of political self –determination and human rights for the Palestinian people.
Sadaka runs targeted campaigns on an annual basis, each one aimed at achieving a particular goal such as Irish Government Recognition of Palestine, pre General Election commitments on Palestine and similar goals.
High Level Fora and meetings are used to get particular messages to selected audiences. We focus on high profile speakers to attract key decision makers and people of influence.
In partnership with the Curriculum Development Unit, Sadaka produced an education resource on Palestine available on the Irish secondary school curriculum. More resources also available.
Sadaka has hosted lengthy speaking tours with leading Christian church leaders from Palestine to encourage the Irish churches to develop pro-active positions on the plight of their brothers and sisters in the Holy Land.
Sadaka has worked closely with trade unions since our formation building on their strong pro-active positions on Palestine.