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CIR praises Irish Parliament’s motion to declare Israeli settlements as de facto annexation

Council on International Relations – Palestine praised passing a motion by the Irish parliament tabled by Sinn Fein to declare the building of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories as de facto annexation. The Council said the motion is an advanced position issued for the first time by a European country, and reflects the change imposed […]

CIR Deplores European Parliament Adoption of Resolution Condemning UNRWA

Council on International Relations – Palestine deplored the European Parliament’s adoption yesterday of a resolution condemning the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) under the pretext of teaching hate and violence. In a statement issued Friday, the council said the decision follows continuous Israeli incitement against the Palestinian curricula, indicating that the occupation is the […]

CIR welcomes HRW report on Israeli apartheid

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) welcomed the report issued Tuesday by Human Rights Watch, in which it says Israeli authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution. The report describes the reality that Palestinians have been living for decades, the council said, and it is an important legal document that […]

CIR conveys condolences over death of Ramsey Clark, prominent supporter of Palestinian people

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) expressed its sincere condolences over the death of the American human rights activist Ramsey Clark, one of those in solidarity with the Palestinian people and supporter of their rights and the honorary president of The Arab International Forum for Justice for Palestine. The council said in a statement […]

CIR welcomes US restoration of support to Palestine refugees

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) welcomed the announcement made by the United States that it is restoring its humanitarian aid assistance to Palestine refugees across the Middle East. In a statement issued Thursday, the Council said that this decision is a correction of a mistake committed by the Trump administration, calling on Biden […]

CIR: AU statement thwarts Israeli attempts to penetrate global solidarity with Palestine

Council on International Relations – Palestine welcomed the statement of the 34th African Union summit condemning the continued Israeli occupation of Palestine and its crimes against the Palestinians. The council said Tuesday the AU statement is firm evidence of the failure of Israeli attempts to penetrate African solidarity with the Palestinians and the continuation of […]

CIR welcomes WHO rejecting of Israeli proposal to cancel item on health situation in Palestine

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) welcomed World Health Organization Executive Council rejection of a proposal submitted by the Israeli occupation to cancel an item entitled “the health situation in the Occupied Palestinian lands and Occupied Syrian Golan” from the agenda of the upcoming WHO session. The decision thwarted, the CIR said in a […]

CIR mourns minister Jackson Mthembu, reminds of his stances in support of Palestinians

Council on International Relations – Palestine expressed its sincere condolences to the South African president, government and people over the death of minister Jackson Mthembu. In a condolence sent to the SA Consul in Palestine, the Council said: “The Palestinian people will not forget the positions of Minister Mthembu in support of their rights and […]