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CIR Condemns handing over of Ashqar by American authorities to Israeli occupation

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) condemned the American authorities handing over the Palestinian scholar and former presidential candidate Abdelhaleem Ashqar to the Israeli occupation authorities. The council said in a statement issued Thursday that the US authorities bear full responsibility for Ashqar, whose fate is now in the hands of the criminal Israeli […]

CIR: Bundestag’s decision to criminalize BDS violates historical European support for peaceful struggle

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) denounced the decision of the Germany’s Bundestag to consider the boycott of the Israeli occupation as a form of anti-Semitism. The council said in a statement issued Saturday that the decision was shameful and immoral and contradicted human rights, freedom of expression and the right of peoples to […]

CIR condemns holding European song in “Israel”, accusing Europe of art washing occupation

Council on International Relations strongly condemned holding the Eurovision Song Contest in the Israeli occupation state on Tuesday. The Council said in a statement issued today that Europe should not contribute in any way to whitewashing the occupation and its crimes against the Palestinian people by participating in this celebration. The Council noted: “It is […]

CIR: Deportation of HRW representative serious escalation against human rights defenders

Council on International Relations – Palestine denounced the Israeli decision of deporting Omar Shaker, the representative of Human Rights Watch in the Palestinian territories, after accusing him of promoting campaigns to boycott “Israel”. The Council said in a statement issued on Thursday that the decision is a serious escalation against human rights defenders and a […]

CIR: Bolsonaro visit to “Israel” violates int’l law, contrary to historic Brazilian position

Council of International Relations – Palestine (CIR) condemned the visit of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday to the Israeli occupation state. The council said in a statement on Monday that the visit violates the international law and is contrary to the historic Brazilian position of standing by the occupied and oppressed peoples. “The opening […]

CIR appreciates Corbyn call to freeze arm sales to Israeli occupation

Council of International Relations – Palestine appreciated the call by the British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to freeze arm sales to the Israeli occupation. The call came after UN said Israel’s killings at Gaza protests may amount to war crimes. The Council said in a statement issued on Saturday that the position of Mr. […]

CIR welcomes UN report, calls for holding the occupation accountable for war crimes

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) welcomed the report issued today by The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, which referred to the Israeli occupation forces committing war crimes against peaceful protesters in the Great Return Marches. The council said in a statement Thursday that the […]