What we do
The primary focus of our work is to influence Irish Government and where appropriate, European Union foreign policy in support of the national, democratic and human rights of the Palestinian people. This is carried out through the presentation of reasoned arguments and factual information, substantiated by the requirements of international law and treaties. While some of this work involves direct lobbying and advocacy work with TDs (members of the Dáil/Irish Parliament), senators and MEPs to encourage them to adopt pro-Palestinian positions on an individual and political party basis; the ultimate aim of changing foreign policy underpins all our work.
Occupied Territories Bill 2018 - 2019
This 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.
Eurovision Campaign 2019
"Eurovision 2019: Nothing to Sing About" focused on the widespread and systematic campaign by Israeli forces to target, detain, intimidate and imprison Palestinian children. Every year, Israel detains at least 1,000 Palestinian children, some as young as 10 years of age. In the first few months of 2019, an average of 207 children were detained monthly. At any given time, there are about 270 Palestinian teenagers in Israeli prisons.
General Election Campaign 2016
This campaign sought to receive pre-election pledges from political parties and candidates in the 2016 General Election on Palestinian State Recognition, a Ban on Settlement Goods, suspend the arms trade with Israel, campaign for an end to the blockade of Gaza and seek to ensure that Israel implements its obligations as a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Funded by Trócaire.
Billboard Campaign 2014
This was an intensive campaign aimed at encouraging the Irish Government to recognise the State of Palestine. Maps of disappearing Palestine were placed at train stations, the national bus station, on Dublin city centre buses and on key billboards in Dublin city centre. Funded by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
Christmas Campaign 2015
Sadaka produced this video of the classic Silent Night with modern day scenes of how children in Bethlehem have their rights violated on a daily basis. Poignant, powerful and a ‘must watch’ Christmas video.
Campaign for Gaza 2014
Along with tens of thousands of Irish people, Sadaka campaigned against the devastating Israeli onslaught on Gaza in 2014. This campaign footage features Marie Crawley (Chair, Sadaka) addressing a rally of approx 5,000 people in Dublin (organised by the IPSC).
Palestinian Church Leaders
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 & Trades Unions
Sadaka has worked closely with trade unions since our formation building on their strong pro-active positions on Palestine.