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CIR: Israel fears unveiling its racist reality by banning US reps. entry to Palestinian territories

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) said that Israeli banning the American representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib entry to the Palestinian territories reveals its fear of unveiling its reality as a racist occupation state. The council said in a statement issued on Friday that this step reveals the falsity of the claim of […]

EU now funds Israel’s war ministry

David Cronin Two years ago, Benjamin Netanyahu was heard complaining that the European Union was “crazy” for attaching “political conditions” to its relations with Israel. By the prime minister’s yardstick, matters have become less “crazy” since then: the EU has quietly expanded the financial support it gives to Israeli government bodies directly responsible for oppressing […]

CIR: US attack on UNRWA shows malicious intentions to liquidate it under pretext of fighting corruption

Council on International Relations – Palestine said that the US administration and the Israeli occupation are actively seeking to liquidate UNRWA armed with media leaks that have not yet been proven about the existence of misconduct within UNRWA. In a press release issued on Thursday, the council expressed its concern toward the leaks about corruption […]

CIR: UN should take practical steps to punish “Israel” for its crimes against Palestinian children

Council on International Relations – Palestine called on the United Nations to take practical steps to punish the Israeli occupation for its crimes and to go beyond characterizing and criticizing the situation. The Council appreciated in a statement issued on Monday the report of the United Nations, which criticized “Israel” after it killed and wounded […]

CIR slams Friedman participation in Jerusalem tunnel opening

Council for International Relations – Palestine condemned the participation of the US ambassador to “Israel” in opening an Israeli tunnel under neighborhood of Silwan in the occupied east Jerusalem. The United States, represented by its administration and envoys in the region, continues to violate and ignore international law and UNESCO resolutions, which explicitly state the […]

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 […]