Sadaka – The Ireland Palestine Alliance

Profile

Country/TerritoryIreland
Websitehttp://www.sadaka.ie/
Founded2009
In their own words“Maximising support in Ireland for the freedom and rights of the Palestinian people”

Funding

Activities

Political Advocacy

BDS Activities

  • Sadaka “endorses the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel until such time as Israel complies with international law and ends its illegal occupation of Palestine. One of Sadaka’s key organisational aims is to promote and gain mainstream support throughout all sections of Irish society for the BDS campaign.”
  • Sadaka’s website hosts a database titled “Mapping support for Palestine,” which includes “National and local government sanctions and divestment against Israel and Israeli companies complicit in the Occupation.”
  • In 2018, Sadaka “developed” the “Control of Economic Activity (Occupied territories)” bill which would make it illegal for Irish citizens and residents to import or sell “settlement goods” or to provide or attempt to provide “settlement services.” The Old City and Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, are considered “settlements” under the bill.
  • In May 2016, Sadaka published a briefing titled “50 years of Israeli occupation: The roadblock to peace” stating that “Israel’s 50-year project of settling its own citizens in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has involved the commission of war crimes by Israel on a massive scale.” Sadaka called for “serious and sustained sanctions” furthering that “Without sanctions against Israel, today’s Palestinian children will still be living under Israeli occupation when they are grandparents.”
  • Sadaka ran a campaign in advance of the February 2016 elections, lobbying candidates to sign a pledge demanding that “the Irish Government [] use all institutional mechanisms at its disposal… seek an EU ban on trade and investment with Israeli colonies/settlements…[and] to suspend military export licenses to Israel and suspend Department of Defence public procurement from Israeli arms companies.”
    • According to a Call for Proposals from December 2015, “partnership funding” for pre-election lobbying was provided by Trócaire.
  • During the 2014 Gaza war, Sadaka called for people to “Join the Nobel Laureates who are calling for an arms embargo,” “Demand that our government and the EU impose trade sanctions against Israel,” and to “Tell the US to stop providing arms to Israel.”

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