Prospect for Peace in Middle East - Invitation from De Rossa
As the prospects of an independent, contiguous and viable Palestinian State appear to fade, I would like to invite you to a public meeting on the Potential for Peace in the Middle East I am hosting on Friday, 15 January at 6.30pm in Europe House, Dawson St., Dublin 2.
The principal speaker will be Colin Irwin of the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool, who has studied other peace processes throughout the world, including in Northern Ireland and the Balkans and who will give his insights and assessments of the Middle Eastern situation at the start of 2010. There will also be time for questions and answers
To register for this meeting, please contact my Dublin Office, 01.8746109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With best wishes,
Proinsias De Rossa MEP
President, European Parliament Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council (DPLC)
Leader, Labour Party MEPs, European Parliament.
Prospects for Peace in the Middle East
Friday, January 15th from 6.30pmEurope House, Dawson Street, Dublin
STATEMENT BY PROINSIAS DE ROSSA MEP
Labour MEP for Dublin Wednesday, 6th January 2010 ISRAELI SIEGE OF GAZA MUST END
Taking part in a demonstration at the Israeli Embassy in Dublin this afternoon to commemorate the Israeli invasion of Gaza, Proinsias De Rossa MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council, called for an end to Israel's continuing, brutal siege of Gaza. Mr De Rossa said: “One year ago on a visit to Gaza following the Israeli War on the people there, I met people whose families had been almost completely wiped out, such as the surviving members of the Samouni family, 47 of whose members had been killed by Israeli bombs, including eight children and eight women. "Israel's siege of Gaza, which has now been underway for more than two years, is destroying all hope. Gaza, which is half the size of County Louth, has been turned into a prison for the population of 1.5m people, half of whom are under 18 years of age. "The Irish Government must renew its demand for an end to the siege and unilaterally initiate political and commercial steps to demonstrate to Israel that its actions in Gaza, and its settlement and apartheid activity in the West bank and East Jerusalem, are simply not acceptable.” ENDS.
For further information, contact Proinsias
De Rossa at 087 254 4644. http://www.derossa.com/