Palestine Matters in the 2020 General Election


With an election for Ireland's new Government on the 8th February, candidates are now knocking on our doors and canvassing in public places and meetings. As supporters of the Palestinian cause, we need to ensure that all the electoral hopefuls know just how much Justice for Palestine matters to the Irish people.

What should we ask electoral candidates?

There are two pertinent questions which will let you, and us, know individual and party stances on the Palestine/Israeli issue and other commitments to enacting the Occupied Territories Bill in the 33rd Dáil. It will also let the candidate know just how vital their answer is when it comes to votes and voting.

Question 1. What is your position on Palestine ?

Question 2. What is your position in relation to the Occupied Territories Bill and will you/your party support the Occupied Territories Bill to ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements if elected?

If you feel very energetic and enthusiastic, we would be grateful for feedback from these conversations.

Just send an email to info@sadaka.ie . Say who you spoke to and let us know their answers.

Yours in continued solidarity,

Marie Crawley, Chair.

Occupied Territories Bill

Sadaka Campaigns

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.

Other Campaigns

Sadaka Campaigns

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.

Conferences

Conferences & Public Meetings

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.

Publications

Sadaka Publications

Writing and disseminating high quality factual information and analysis on political developments in Palestine is a central tenet of what we do.

Education Resources

Sadaka Education Resources

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.

Visiting Speaker Programme

Sadaka Visiting Speaker Programme

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

Sadaka Political Meetings

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.

Palestinian Churches

Sadaka, the Churches and Palestine

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.

Trade Unions

Sadaka and Irish Trades Unions

Sadaka has worked closely with trade unions since our formation building on their strong pro-active positions on Palestine.

Recent Media Items

The EU has a duty to recognise the state of Palestine (Saeb Erekat, Guardian, 19 January 2020)

Netanyahu calls for sanctions over ICC war crimes investigation (Guardian, 21 January 2020)

Court okays eviction of Palestinian family because land was once owned by Jews (Haaretz, 20 January 2020)

Why Israel keeps deporting foreign workers – and their kids – only to import new ones (Haaretz, 19 January 2020)

German crackdown on Palestine defenders prompts UN warning (Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, 15 January 2020)

UN Special Rapporteurs warn German Government about restriction on freedom of speech in anti-BDS resolution passed by Bundestag (18 October 2019)

Agribusiness as Usual: Agricultural Technology and the Israeli Occupation (Who Profits, January 2020)

Israeli defense chief approves using West Bank nature reserves to 'develop Jewish settlement' (Haaretz, 15 January 2020)

Israel to open seven new nature reserves in occupied West Bank (Independent, 14 January 2020)

Israel shot at Gaza fishers 347 times in 2019 (Electronic Intifada, 10 January 2020)

Israel says she's a 'major terrorist.' The charges? Possession of two firebombs and planning a summer camp (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 10 January 2020)

Iranian Jews pay condolences to assassinated General Qassem Soleimani (Jewish Forward, 8 January 2020)

Israel's chief rabbi calls Russian immigrants 'communist, religion-hating Gentiles' (Haaretz, 7 January 2020)

Israeli house demolitions spiked in 2019 compared to previous years (B’Tselem, 6 January 2020)

The Fascinating History and Politics of Jewish Life in Iran (Ariel Gold, Portside, 1 January 2020)

After Likud win, Netanyahu vows to ‘finalize borders,’ get US to back annexation (Times of Israel, 27 December 2019)

Palestine Archbishop Atallah Hanna poisoned in Jerusalem (Middle East Monitor, 19 December 2019)

'The last generation': How occupation is driving Christians out of Palestine (Peter Oborne, Middle East Eye, 24 December 2019)

A decade in review: the moments that shaped the past 10 years in Israel/Palestine (Yumna Patel, Mondoweiss, 24 December 2019)

Smoke without fire: the myth of a ‘Labour antisemitism crisis’ (Jamie Stern-Weiner & Alan Maddison, Mondoweiss, 3 December 2019)

Gazan girl fights cancer alone at West Bank hospital. Israel won't let her parents join (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 22 December 2019)

ICC announces ‘basis’ for war crimes probe; Israel says it has no jurisdiction (Times of Israel, 20 December 2019)

UN says Israel has advanced 22,000 settler homes in last three years (Haaretz, 18 December 2019)

Gaza 2020: How easy it is for the world to delete Palestinian pain (David Hearst, Middle East Eye, 13 December 2019)

To understand the violence of Israel’s occupation, know these 30 stories (Hagai El-Ad, +972, 10 December 2019)

Gaza 2020: Has the Palestinian territory reached the point of no return? (Megan O’Toole, Middle East Eye, 9 December 2019)

US House of Representatives passes resolution opposing annexation (Times of Israel, 6 December 2019)

These boys would have made it home after school, if it weren't for Israeli sniper fire (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 6 December 2019)

Can Europe overcome its paralysis on Palestine? (Beth Oppenheim, Haaretz, 5 December 2019)

Evangelicals still see Trump as God's emissary in the White House (Haaretz, 5 December 2019)

The Al Jazeera documentary films on the Israel lobby in the US (Electronic Intifada, 2 November 2018)

Palestine Archbishop Atallah Hanna poisoned in Jerusalem (Middle East Monitor, 19 December 2019)

Israeli hate crimes against Palestinians were fewer, but more brazen in 2019 (Haaretz, 15 December 2019)

Israel bars Gaza's Christians from visiting Bethlehem, Jerusalem for Christmas (Haaretz, 14 December 2019)

Gaza 2020: How easy it is for the world to delete Palestinian pain (David Hearst, Middle East Eye, 13 December 2019)

'I said, get up, Mother. Then I realized she was dead': Survivors of Israel's Gaza strike speak out (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 13 December 2019)

To understand the violence of Israel’s occupation, know these 30 stories (Hagai El-Ad, +972, 10 December 2019)

Gaza 2020: Has the Palestinian territory reached the point of no return? (Megan O’Toole, Middle East Eye, 9 December 2019)

US House of Representatives passes resolution opposing annexation (Times of Israel, 6 December 2019)

These boys would have made it home after school, if it weren't for Israeli sniper fire (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 6 December 2019)

Can Europe overcome its paralysis on Palestine? (Beth Oppenheim, Haaretz, 5 December 2019)

Evangelicals still see Trump as God's emissary in the White House (Haaretz, 5 December 2019)

Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to see (Electronic Intifada, 2 November 2019)

Dr. Ashrawi: Trump administration is a threat to international peace and security (DPdp, PLO, 18 November 2019)

‘The EU knows Hamas isn’t a terrorist group, but is working to delegitimise it’ (Middle East Monitor, 23 November 2019)

EU stance in focus after US decision on Israeli settlements (Al Jazeera, 28 November 2019)

Beleaguered Jerusalem neighborhood refuses to be cowed (Electronic Intifada, 22 November 2019)

After a century of complicity in war crimes against Palestinians, will this election make any difference? (Independent, 23 November 2019)

Israel kills 8 members of same family in Gaza (Middle East Monitor, 14 November 2019)

Israel planning new settlement in flashpoint city of Hebron (Al Jazeera, 1 December 2019)

Israel Approves Extra Funding for West Bank Settlements (Palestine Chronicle, 2 December 2019)


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Sadaka - the Ireland Palestine Alliance
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Ballyshannon PO
Co. Donegal
Ireland
Email: info@sadaka.ie

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