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
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)
Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza Strip (Al Jazeera, 29 November 2019)
'Israel is joining an ugly club,' says rights group as director expelled (Guardian, 25 November 2019)
The contract on Corbyn (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 28 November 2019)
The Israeli army's excuses won't help. Only war criminals kill nine innocent civilians in their sleep (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 28 November 2019)
‘My dream was destroyed’: Home demolitions soar in East Jerusalem, Judith Sudilovsky, +972 Magazine, 25 November 2019)
Something's rotten at this settlement winery – and we don't mean the grapes (Gideon Levy & Alec Levac, Haaretz, 21 November 2019
From champagne to headlines: All the Netanyahu corruption cases explained (Haaretz, 21 November 2019)
Statement on Gaza by Gisha Executive Director, Tania Hary, at the UN Security Council (20 November 2019)
Noura Erakat: U.S. Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is 'Entrenchment of an Apartheid Regime' (YouTube, 19 November 2019)
Dr. Ashrawi: Trump administration is a threat to international peace and security (Palestinian Liberation Organisation, 18 November 2019)
US says Israeli settlements no longer considered illegal in dramatic shift (Guardian, 18 November 2019)
How Western Media Bias Allows Israel to Getaway with Murder in Gaza (Ramzy Baroud, Palestine Chronicle, 17 November 2019)
Israeli army admits to killing eight Gaza family members: We thought the house was empty (Hareetz, 15 November 2019)
Gaza: Eight family members killed, 12 critical in Israeli raids (Al Jazeera, 14 November 2019)
Killing Islamic Jihad leader got Israel nothing. So why do it? (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 14 November 2019)
Don't label Israeli settlement products. Ban them (Saeb Erekat, PLO Secretary General, Haaretz, 14 November 2019)
As rockets paralyze half the country, was eliminating Abu al-Ata worth it? (Times of Israel, 13 November 2019)
Israel kills senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza; rockets fired at Israel (Haaretz, 12 November 2019)
EU denounces US decision on settlements, saying they remain an obstacle to peace (Times of Israel, 19 November 2019)
US settlement move endorses 'law of the jungle' - Palestinians (BBC News, 19 November 2019)
Palestinians slam US policy reversal on Israeli settlements (Al Jazeera, 19 November 2019)
Trump administration no longer considers Israeli West Bank settlements 'inconsistent with international law' (Independent, 19 November 2019)
Trump administration says Israel’s West Bank settlements do not violate international law (Washington Post, 19 November 2019)
Labelling imports and Israeli settlements (Irish Times, 18 November 2019)
I fear for Gaza's children (Al Jazeera, 15 November 2019)
Israeli army to probe 'unexpected' Gaza civilian deaths (Al Jazeera, 15 November 2019)
Michael Lynk’s UN report on Israeli settlements speaks the truth – but the world refuses to listen (Independent, 15 November 2019)
Israel ‘thought building was empty’ before launching airstrike that killed five children in Gaza (Independent, 12 November 2019)
Palestinian journalist loses eye after Border Police open fire on West Bank protest (+972, 17 November 2019)
What if Israel had decided to expel the settlers of Hebron? (+972, 13 November 2019)
Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products (AP News, 12 November 2019)
This Israeli city has 25% Arab residents, but won't open a school for them (Haaretz, 5 November 2019)
Inside the fight to stop Israel deporting Israeli-born children (Haaretz, 7 November 2019)
Qatar Emir: No peace in Middle East without recognising Palestinian rights (Middle East Monitor, 6 November 2019)
Former Israel commander says Israel’s ‘unjust’ war in Palestine fuels ‘anti-Semitism around the world’ (Mondoweiss, 5 November 2019)
Israel is turning an ancient Palestinian village into a national park for settlers (Gideon Levy & Alec Levac, Haaretz, 25 October 2019)
Decisive international action needed to end Israeli occupation: UN rights expert (UN News, 23 October 2019)
Casualties in the context of demonstrations and hostilities in Gaza | 30 Mar 2018 - 30 September 2019 (UN OCHA, 21 October 2019)
The Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | September 2019 (UN OCHA, September 2019)
Jerusalem's 'love neighbourhood': a refuge for star-crossed Palestinians (Guardian, 10 November 2019)
‘Hey Boston! Thanks for the guns!’ Guerrilla ads oppose U.S. aid to Israel (Mondoweiss, 8 November 2019)
US official criticises Israel after visit to West Bank (Middle East Monitor, 8 November 2019)
Netanyahu's bet on Trump is starting to look like a costly mistake in Israel (World Politics Review, 7 November 2019)
The Democrats finally confront military aid to Israel (Mondoweiss, 7 November 2019)
Enfeebled Israel lobby strikes back on military aid (Electronic Intifada, 6 November 2019)
What is the Dáil ‘money message’ argument about? (Irish Times, 5 November 2019)
Footage leaked of Israeli officer shooting Palestinian in the back (Guardian, 3 November 2019)
Israel's top court upholds deportation of senior HRW official (Al Jazeera, 5 November 2019)
Israeli soldier shoots unarmed Palestinian in the back, leaked footage shows (Independent, 4 November 2019)
Israel extends detention of female Palestinian MP (Middle East Monitor, 4 November 2019)
Israel to release hunger-striking Jordanian national from admin detention (+972, 4 November 2019)
An EU decision over wine could have a big impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Independent, 4 November 2019)