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CIR condemns Guterres for ignoring Gaza during his visit to region

Council on International relations – Palestine condemned the UN Secretary-General António Guterres for ignoring the people of Gaza Strip who suffer under the siege the Israeli occupation imposes for over 11 years. The CIR said, in a press release Wednesday, that this ignoring from the head of the international diplomacy is considered contrary to all […]

CIR mourns Kathrada, friend of Mandela and Palestinian people

Council on International Relations – Palestine mourned Ahmed Kathrada who died on Tuesday in Johannesburg. The Cir said in a press release that the Palestinian people lost a truly friend who stood by Palestine, especially in the prisoners’ issue. The council conveyed its sincere condolences to Kathrada’s family, president Jacob Zuma, the people of South […]

CIR: McGuinness death big loss for Palestine

Council on International Relations in Palestine expressed its deep sadness over the death of Martin McGuinness, an icon of the Irish issue and Sinn Féin party. In a press release, the council said that Palestine lost one of the key figures in Northern Ireland who fought for achieving justice and peace  for the Irish people. […]

CIR praises U.N. agency report about “Israel” being apartheid regime

Council on International Relations in Palestine praised the report (E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/1) published by the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) on Wednesday. In a press release, the CIR welcomed the report that accused “Israel” of imposing an “apartheid regime” of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people. The council said that what the report […]

CIR: Kaufman death big loss for Palestinian people

Council on International Relations in Palestine (CIR) expressed on Monday its extreme sadness for the death of Sir Gerald Kaufman, considered it a big loss for supporters of Palestinian people. In a press release, the CIR said that the British Labour MP was an iconic figure that supported Palestine’s issue and worked for exposing the […]

CIR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of “Regulation Bill”

Council on International Relations – Palestine strongly condemns the Israeli Knesset’s approval of the “Settlement Regulation Bill”, which allows the theft of Palestinian privately owned lands for the interest of settlement expansion in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. In a press release issued Thursday, the council said it’s strange that such an approval comes […]

CIR condemns Guterres statement regarding Jerusalem, its relation with Jews

Council on International Relations – Palestine expressed its extreme displeasure at the statement of UN Secretary General António Guterres regarding a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The council condemns in a press release issued Friday Guterres’ statement, indicating that it is a serious violation of UN credibility and clear bias in favor of the Israeli occupation. […]

‘US aid to Israel cannot continue,’ says American writer

American writer Jeremy Hammond has told a seminar organised by the Council on International Relations that US aid to Israel “cannot continue.” He made his comment during the event entitled “America is an obstacle to peace”, at which the discussion looked at the prospects of the US-Palestine relationship under the Trump administration. The council’s head, […]