Palestine Matters! The 2016 Election Pledge for Palestine
We called on all election candidates to pledge that the next Irish Government will use all institutional mechanisms at its disposal, at both domestic and EU level, to implement the following policies:
Christmas in Bethlehem 2015
Recognition of the State of Palestine
Sadaka’s Billboard Campaign lobbied the Irish Government to implement the 2014 unanimous decisions of both Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) which call on the Irish Government ‘to officially recognise the State of Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital'.
Sadaka on Gaza
Sadaka was one of the tens of thousands of voices throughout Ireland expressing outrage and revulsion in Summer of 2014 Israel's sustained 50 day attack on the people of Gaza.
The Chair of Sadaka, Marie Crawley, speaking at Dublin demonstration, 26th July 2014
Sadaka Visiting Speakers
Sadaka's Visiting Speakers Programme invites leading Palestinian figures to Ireland to raise public awareness of the situation in the West Bank and Gaza and to lobby the Irish Government to recognise the State of Palestine and its people.
About the Programme
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi
Sadaka sponsored visit by Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi of the Palestinian National Initiative (2013). More ...
Palestine & Israel on the Curriculum
Roger Waters (founding member of Pink Floyd) launched the Sadaka Education Resource on Palestine and Israel (2013). More ...
Palestinian Church Leaders
Sadaka hosted eminent Christian church leaders from Palestine to encourage endorsement of Kairos Palestine by the Irish churches (2013)More ...
Political leaders and representatives of Palestinian NGOs and civil society called on the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament), in its 1916 commemorative year, to draw on its own historical experience of occupation to be a leading advocate in ending the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine. (Full text PDF 833kb)
We produce free information publications on various aspects of the situation in Palestine - Factsheets containing essential facts, Briefings with more detail, and Papers for a more comprehensive treatment. There is a selection of recent publications below, or for a complete list go to Factsheets, Briefings, or Papers.
50 years of Israeli occupation: The roadblock to peace Overview: Next year, in June 2017, it will be 50 years since Israel took over the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza by force against the wishes of the Palestinians who lived there. It is the job of the UN Security Council to reverse aggression of this kind, which is in breach of Article 2.4 of the UN Charter, applying whatever sanctions are necessary to force the aggressor to withdraw. That is what happened when Iraq took over Kuwait by force in 1990. Unfortunately, the Security Council has failed to reverse Israel’s 1967 aggression. As a consequence, Palestinians have been forced to endure almost 50 years of Israeli military occupation without any say in how they are governed – and there is no end in sight. (Click on cover to download the full Briefing) May 2016, PDF 124 kB.
Israel: EU Losing Sight Of The Facts Overview: While the state of Israel continues its colonial project in the Occupied Palestinian Territories with its relentless settlement expansion, its shoot-to-kill policy and its arrest and detention of minors, the EU and other international players continue to ignore the fact that without sanctions against Israel to force it to withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territories, the two-state solution is dead. (Click on cover to download the full Briefing) January 2016, PDF 189 kB.
Without sanctions against Israel, the "two-state solution" is dead Overview: The "two-state solution" is dead unless serious and sustained economic sanctions are applied to Israel by the international community to force it to withdraw from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (Click on cover to download the full Briefing) September 2015, PDF 80 kB.
Israeli Settlements: Colonies and War Crimes (Factsheet) Overview: When a state, which is occupying territory not its own, builds settlements on that territory and transfers its own citizens into them, that process is a war crime, under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Israel has occupied the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) since1967 and has transferred well over half a million of its own citizens into that territory. September 2015 (Download PDF 59 kB)
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BDS is winning, admits top Israeli “sabotage” strategist (Electronic Intifada, 21 April 2017)
Barcelona votes to be free of Israeli apartheid (Electronic Intifada, 20 April 2017)
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Israel’s festivities will highlight 50 years of shame (Jonathan Cook, 17 April 2017)
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The Ultimate Deal (Henry Siegman on the two-state solution, London Review of Books, 30 March 2017)
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BNC Statement on Israel’s Ongoing Campaign to Silence Omar Barghouti & Repress BDS (22 March 2017)
Germany, France and Britain severely condemn establishment of new settlement for Amona evacuees (Haaretz, 31 March 2017)
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Israeli Air Force Holds Joint Exercise With United Arab Emirates, US and Italy (Haaretz, 28 March 2017)
Smears by Israel envoy rejected in UK Parliament probe (Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, 27 March 2017
Anger at my Israel 'apartheid' report puts free speech at risk (Richard Falk, Middle East Eye, 27 March 2017)
Hundreds of Young U.S. Jews Protest Outside AIPAC Against Occupation (Haaretz, 27 March 2017)
Human Rights Council urges states and businesses to cut off ties to Israeli settlements (Haaretz, 24 March 2017)
Video: Israeli forces drag barefoot 8-year-old Palestinian boy looking for stone-throwers (Ma’an News, 23 March 2017)
David Friedman confirmed: Man who said liberal Jews worse than Nazi collaborators to be US ambassador to Israel (Independent, 23 March 2017)
Senate Confirms Settlement-backer David Friedman as US Ambassador to Israel (Haaretz, 24 March 2017)
Ex-Mossad Chief Says Occupation Is Israel's Only Existential Threat (Haaretz, 22 March 2017)
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UN rapporteur warns of deteriorating situation for human rights defenders in Palestine and Israel (UN Human Rights Commission, 21 March 2017)