Tell Fianna Fáil and the Greens not to ditch the Occupied Territories Bill!

Fianna Fáil : micheal.martin@oir.ie , sean.haughey@oir.ie Green Party : eamon.ryan@oir.ie, pauline.oreilly@oir.ie Your local TDs ’ (including Independents’) email addresses can be found here by searching by constituency. Always be respectful , no matter your personal opinion of the parties or individual politicians. Be as brief as you can, and note that you understand that they are receiving huge amounts of correspondence every day due to people’s fears about the Covid-19 pandemic and containment measures. Note that although the Covid19 Pandemic is obviously the most urgent matter facing the Irish government right now, a Program for Government is for the next five years, not just the next five months, and foreign affairs and trade – not least in regard to Israel’s occupation and ongoing colonisation of Palestine – should be an extremely important aspect of that Program. When writing to Fianna Fail members, highlight that a commitment to passing the Occupied Territories Bill was in their election manifesto , and that people have put faith in them to deliver on this commitment. When writing to Green, Social Democrat or Labour members, highlight their parties previous support for the Occupied Territories Bill, and the commitments by the Greens, Labour and Social Democrat co-leader Catherine Murphy during the election , and that people have put faith in them to deliver on this commitment. When writing to Fine Gael members, highlight that the vast majority of voters cast their ballots for parties that support the Occupied Territories Bill and that any government of change must listen to these people and act on that wide cross-party support. Note that we cannot simply abandon the Palestinian people, that action is needed, and Palestinians are calling for this legislation to be passed. Note that this legislation is required to bring Ireland into compliance with its of non-recognition of and non-assistance to serious breaches of international law . The current situation cannot be allowed to continue if the Ireland is serious about its commitments to human rights and the rule of law.” What Covid19 has made clear is that we live in hugely interconnected world and even small decisions and actions taken (or not taken), thousands of miles away can have huge effects on behaviour patterns and modes of operatio n. By passing the Occupied Territories Bill, Ireland has a chance to make a hugely positive contribution to the rule of international law – in Palestine and beyond.

2020-05-15 | Action Item, Email Campaign, Human Rights | English |