Sadaka was delighted with the pre-election commitments of the political parties to the Occupied Territories Bill. Six of the seven main parties provided written commitments to the Occupied Territories Bill and Fianna Fail, the Green Party, Sinn Fein and the Social Democrats included that commitment within their party manifestos. Details of party positions are here.
As negotiations continue regarding the formation of a future Government, Sadaka continues to work with political parties in an attempt to ensure these commitments to the Bill are retained. Sadaka has just produced this short Briefing on the Occupied Territories Bill which is being issued to all newly elected members of the 33d Dail.
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 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.
Writing and disseminating high quality factual information and analysis on political developments in Palestine is a central tenet of what we do.
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 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 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.
Recent Media Items
Will Trump’s Mideast peace plan be another coronavirus victim? (Haaretz, 17 March 2020)
The Israeli army's plunder in the service of the occupation (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 12 March 2020)
This Kahol Lavan lawmaker shows his true, nationalist, racist colors (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 12 March 2020)
The dangerous irony of letting David Friedman carve up the West Bank (Haaretz, 9 March 2020)
The Israeli army doesn't have snipers on the Gaza border: it has hunters (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 7 March 2020)
Ronnie Barkan’s speech against Israeli Apartheid in a Berlin court: ‘I stand here today as the accuser, not the accused’ (Mondoweiss, 6 March 2020)
No matter who wins elections, Israel’s victory image is clear (Hagai El-Ad, B'Tselem, +972, 2 March 2020)
I was meant to talk about Palestinian kids at the UN. Israel forced me out (Brad Parker, Defense for Children International – Palestine, +972, 24 February 2020)
Israel cop filmed firing at Palestinian children through school gate (Middle East Monitor, 6 March 2020)
Head of Arab nationalist faction in Joint List sets terms for supporting Gantz (Times of Israel, 8 March 2020)
Three short of majority, Netanyahu says he won election, is ‘not going anywhere’ (Times of Israel, 7 March 2020)
'42 knees in one day': Israeli snipers open up about shooting Gaza protesters (Haaretz, 6 March 2020)
Gazan girl fighting cancer died after Israel denied her parents' visit. She won't be the last (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, 6 March 2020)
Israel's Netanyahu falls short of parliamentary majority (Al Jazeera, 5 March 2020)
The IDF jeep's door swung open. A single bullet hit the Palestinian's neck (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, 29 February 2020)
The Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | January - February 2020 (OCHA, 14 February 2020)
Film: Solidarity: Five Largely Unknown Truths about Israel, Palestine and the Occupied Territories (Electronic Intifada, 6 February 2020)
If The US Is OK with Israeli Annexing the West Bank, Why Is It Sanctioning Russia for Annexing Crimea? (David Morrison, American Herald Tribune, 27 February 2020)
Israeli forces kill Palestinian near Gaza fence, wound two others (Al Jazeera, 24 February 2020)
Gaza: Israeli army filmed dragging corpse of suspected militant with bulldozer, as cross-border violence surges (Independent, 24 February 2020)
Grave concern about US plan to resolve Israel-Palestine conflict (Guardian, 27 February 2020)
Mossad chief visited Doha, urged Qatar to continue Hamas financial aid (Haaretz, 24 February 2020)
Israeli soldier kills Palestinian cop at his own station. No explanation is offered (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 22 February 2020)
Germany, Hungary tell ICC they support Israeli position against war crimes probe (Times of Israel, 15 February 2020)
Israel-Palestinian conflict: The family with its own checkpoint (BBC News, 14 February 2020)
The blacklist: All 112 companies UN says are operating in settlements (Times of Israel, 12 February 2020)
The IDF troops weren't at risk, but they shot a Palestinian boy in the head anyway (Gideon Levy & Alec Levac, Haaretz, 7 February 2020)
Europe kowtows to Israeli apartheid (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 6 February 2019)
Trump's 'Peace Plan' Sows Confusion and Dismay (Spiegel, 1 February 2020)
Statement by the EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the US initiative (4 February 2020)
6 countries block EU resolution that would have condemned Trump plan, annexation (Times of Israel, 4 February 2020)
Arab League rejects Trump's Middle East plan (Al Jazeera, 1 February 2020)