CIR Condemns Honduran Congress vote to move embassy to occupied Jerusalem

Council on International Relations – Palestine condemned the vote of the Honduran National Congress to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.

The council said in a press release on Saturday that the decision contravenes international law, which affirms that Jerusalem is an occupied city.

The Council called on the Honduran state to reject the recommendation of the parliament, and abide by international law and international consensus, that rejected in a previous time the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem.

The Honduran National Congress on Thursday backed a resolution calling for its embassy in “Israel” to be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

CIR mourns Winnie Mandela, pays tribute for its support for Palestinian cause

Council on International Relations – Palestine mourned Winnie Mandela, the anti-apartheid campaigner and the ex-wife of South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the council praised Mandela’s support for the Palestinian and rejection to Israel’s racist policies against the Palestinian people.

The CIR sent its deepest condolences to the South African government and people, saying: “The death of Mandela is a loss for all the free people of the world who reject injustice, occupation and apartheid.”

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 81. The anti-apartheid campaigner and one-time wife of the late Mandela, passed away after a long illness, her personal assistant confirmed on Monday.

CIR commends Adams’ call for Irish government to expel the Israeli ambassador

Council on International Relations (CIR) praised the position former Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams, in which he called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador after his violent attack on the peaceful march of return in the Gaza Strip.

In a press released Monday, the council said Adams’ position reflected the position of the Irish people, who have always stood by the rights of the Palestinian people and rejected the ongoing crimes of the Israeli occupation.

The CIR called on the European Union and the United Nations to take a stand against Israeli criminality and urged the Irish government to expel the Israeli ambassador “as a first step towards formal recognition of the State of Palestine.”

The Council also called on the leaders of political movements around the world to take courageous positions such as the position of Adams and to press for an end to the injustice inflicted on the Palestinian people, the siege and the crimes against them.

Gerry Adams has called on the Irish government to expel the Israeli ambassador.The former leader of Sinn Féin issued the request after 16 Palestinians were killed and over 1,400 were injured by Israeli occupation forces during a protest in Gaza on 30 March.