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20th September 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

European Commission Confirms Irish Bill Contravenes EU Law

Orde Kittrie, David May

The European Commission last week warned that an Irish bill to outlaw trade with Israeli settlements, which advanced in the Irish Senate in July, would violate the European Union’s exclusive right to determine trade policy for its member states. more...

23rd August 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: Int’l Community Must Target Terrorists Who Use Human Shields

Mark Dubowitz, Orde Kittrie

Because terrorists use human shields to protect themselves or cause civilian casualties “without facing consequences,” it is imperative that “terrorists and their sponsoring regimes must be held accountable for their brutal practice of using civilians as human shields,” argued two experts in an op-ed published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal. more...

22nd August 2018 – The Wall Street Journal

Get Serious About Human Shields

Mark Dubowitz, Orde Kittrie

‘Given the kind of precision weaponry you are using,” a French TV reporter demanded, “how do you explain so many civilian deaths, and are you not afraid that basically hurts what you believe to be the legitimacy of the fight?” The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State answered: “We are fighting a brutal enemy that uses noncombatants as shields.” more...

5th August 2018 – Quoted by Carol Morello - The Washington Post

Trump administration’s use of sanctions draws concern

Orde Kittrie

February was a typically busy month for U.S. officials who announce government sanctions. more...

28th July 2018 – VOA Persian

VOA Persia

Mark Dubowitz, Orde Kittrie

FDD's Mark Dubowitz and Orde Kittrie join VOA Persia to discuss Iran's nuclear activities following an event held at FDD on human shields. more...

24th July 2018 – Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

Cruz Bill Would Sanction Terrorists for Using Human Shields

Orde Kittrie

Senators are mounting a bipartisan effort to hold terrorist groups accountable for their use of human shields, a tactic exploited especially by Hezbollah and Hamas, according to legislation to be introduced Tuesday. more...

15th July 2018 – Player FM

The Roy Green Show

Orde Kittrie

FDD's Orde Kittrie joins the Roy Green show to discuss legislation passed by the Irish Senate designed to criminalize trade in products produced in Israeli settlements. more...

12th July 2018 – Quoted by Daniele Toscano - Shalom

Irlanda: Senato approva boicottaggio prodotti Israeliani. L’indignazione di Israele

Orde Kittrie

Mercoledì 11 luglio il Senato irlandese ha votato una proposta di legge che vieta l’importazione di beni prodotti negli insediamenti israeliani situati nei Territori palestinesi. more...

11th July 2018 – Quoted by Gerald Steinberg - The Times of Israel

Ireland’s anti-Israel Obsession

Orde Kittrie

Today, the Irish Seanad, one of the houses of Parliament, will vote on a proposal to criminalize business with Israeli “settlements”, including in Jerusalem. Actions which might be criminalized include the purchase of a souvenir by an Irish visitor in Jerusalem’s Old Jewish Quarter. more...

11th July 2018 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Syndicate

Ireland goes ahead with legislation to boycott products made in Israeli settlements

Orde Kittrie

Ireland’s Senate approved legislation on Wednesday to boycott products made in Israeli settlements. The move to ban such products—the first by a country in the European Union—has been strongly condemned in Israel and is opposed by the ruling party in Ireland. more...

11th July 2018 – Quoted by The Algemeiner

Israel Slams ‘Immoral’ Bill Passed by Ireland’s Senate Outlawing Trade With West Bank Jewish Communi

Orde Kittrie

Legislators in Ireland’s Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will prohibit “the import or sale of goods and services” from Jewish communities in the West Bank, deemed to have been under Israeli “occupation” since the June 1967 Six-Day War. more...

9th July 2018 – Fortune Magazine

This Irish Bill Could Create Huge Problems for U.S. Companies Like Apple

Orde Kittrie

A bill expected to pass Ireland’s Senate on Wednesday would criminalize trade in products and services produced in Israeli settlements. If enacted, it could force U.S. firms with Irish divisions or subsidiaries to make a costly choice between violating either Irish law or U.S. law. more...

8th May 2018 – Real Clear Defense

Atomic Archive Strengthens Case to Fix Nuclear Deal

Orde Kittrie, Behnam Ben Taleblu

President Trump stated on Twitter Monday afternoon that he will be announcing his “decision on the Iran deal today from the White House at 2:00 p.m.” Trump is facing a deadline of May 12, which is the expiration date of the current waiver of one of the key Iran sanctions laws that are waived to implement the Iran nuclear agreement. more...

27th February 2018 – Quoted by Joseph Puder - Frontpage Magazine

Ireland’s Anti-Israel Stance

Orde Kittrie

Late last month, the Irish Parliament was prepared to pass a piece of legislation that would have made it a crime for anyone engaging in trade with Israel. The bill, which aimed to compliment and support the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions), would have sent to jail Irish citizens who bought souvenirs in Jerusalem or Judea and Samaria, or penalized them with a fine of $310,000. more...

14th February 2018 – Quoted by Bryant Harris - Al-Monitor

International pressure on Israeli settlements renews push for US anti-boycott laws

Orde Kittrie

Pro-Israel groups are doubling down on their efforts to pass anti-boycott legislation in Congress after a string of recent setbacks. more...

7th February 2018 – Quoted by Aaron Bandler - Jewish Journal

Report: State Department Succeeds In Killing BDS Bill

Orde Kittrie

The State Department was successful in its effort to kill a bill in the Irish parliament that would have criminalized trade with Israelis, according to a report from the Washington Free Beacon. more...

6th February 2018 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Syndicate

Why is Ireland the most anti-Israel country in Europe?

Orde Kittrie

The Irish and Jewish people share a common history of suffering cruel persecution and achieving national redemption against immeasurable odds. But today, modern Ireland is one of Europe’s fiercest critics of Israel. This tension was on display last week as the Irish Senate was considering legislation aimed at criminalizing trade with Israeli settlements. more...

5th February 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Trump Admin Thwarts Irish Effort to Boycott Israel, Criminalize Trade

Orde Kittrie

The Trump administration played a key role in thwarting a recent effort by the Irish government to boycott Israel and make it a crime for Irish citizens to purchase products made in contested areas of the Jewish state, a move that would have severely jeopardized Ireland's trade with the United States, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. more...

29th January 2018 – The Hill

Irish bill to boycott Israeli settlements runs afoul of US laws

Orde Kittrie

A bill to be considered by Ireland’s Senate on Tuesday would criminalize trade with Israeli settlements. If enacted, it could put leading U.S. companies with Irish subsidiaries to a choice between violating the Irish law or violating the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, which require U.S. firms to refuse to participate in foreign boycotts that the United States does not sanction. more...

17th January 2018 – Document

Norsk hykleri fanger USAs oppmerksomhet

Orde Kittrie

Vi har lenge ment at oppblussingen av antiamerikanismen etter Trumps valgseier før eller siden vil fange amerikanernes oppmerksomhet og koste Norge goodwill i USA. more...