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CIR: UNRWA should redouble efforts to confront schemes aim to liquidate agency

In a congratulatory letter to the new UNRWA Commissioner-General CIR: UNRWA should redouble efforts to confront schemes aim to liquidate agency   Council of International Relations – Palestine (CIR) said that UNRWA should redouble its efforts to confront schemes aim to liquidate the agency, expressing its readiness to cooperate with the new Commissioner-General in facing […]

CIR praises US senators letter calling for helping Palestinians fighting Corona

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) welcomed the letter by US senators demanding the US administration to assist the Palestinians in fighting Coronavirus. The Council said in a statement issued Sunday: “We highly appreciate the step of the eight senators in which they refused to link humanitarian aid to political situations. We appreciate these […]

CIR: Rachel Corrie is distinguished example of global solidarity in face of Israeli occupation

Council of International Relations – Palestine said that the 17th anniversary marking the killing of American activist Rachel Corrie at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces comes at a time when attempts to write off the Palestinian issue with the support of the American administration are increasing. The council said that Corrie, who paid […]

CIR: US ditching ‘Palestinian residents’ term for Jerusalem Palestinians will never obliterate their identity

Council on International Relations – Palestine condemned the US State Department’s removal of “Palestinian residents” term for the Palestinians living in the occupied east Jerusalem. “The US step is an attack on the Palestinian identity and blatant bias in favor of the occupation seeking to Judaize the Holy City”, the CIR said. The council said […]

CIR condemns Germany position supporting Israeli war crimes in ICC

Council on International Relations condemned the German position, that expressed support for “Israel” in the International Criminal Court and Germany’s claim that the court’s jurisdiction did not extend to the Palestinian territories. The Council said in a statement Thursday, that the position of Germany and other European countries indicate a significant inequity in the balance […]

CIR hails UN list of firms linked to Israeli settlements

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) hailed the United Nations Human Rights Office report, which lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements. The Council said in a statement Thursday that releasing this list comes after a long wait and a great effort by the human rights institutions that have worked tirelessly to hold these […]

CIR: whilst supporting Israeli terrorism, EU fights Palestinian civil organizations with new conditions

Council on International Relations – Palestine said that the new conditions by the European Union for funding Palestinian civil society organizations are inconsistent with international laws. The Council indicated in a statement issued Wednesday that these conditions are consistent with the occupation narrative, which labels the Palestinian people as terrorism because of their resistance, steadfastness, […]

CIR: Saunders statements confirm UNRWA crisis political, not just financial

Council on International Relations – Palestine said that the statements of the UNRWA Acting Commissioner-General, Christian Saunders, confirm what the council went before that the crisis is political, not financial. The Council noted in a brief statement Monday that Saunders’ statements demonstrate beyond any doubt that the United States and the Israeli occupation are striving […]

CIR: US Ambassador statements on West Bank new crime against Palestinians

Council on International Relations considered the statements of the US ambassador “Israel” on the West Bank a crime and a new aggression added to the ongoing American administration’s crimes against the Palestinian people. The Council said in a statement issued Thursday that Friedman statements reflect the US administration’s continued hostility to the Palestinians and support […]

CIR: Celebrating this day requires more solidarity and support for our people from the whole world

In a press conference regarding the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, CIR: Celebrating this day requires more solidarity and support for our people from the whole world Council on International relations – Palestine (CIR) said Thursday that celebrating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People requires more solidarity and support […]