[Dublin] End the trade in Israeli blood diamonds
In 2012, despite pressure from civil society organisations, the Kimberley Process (KP) refused to broaden the definition of a “conflict diamond” to ban blood diamonds that fund human rights violations by government forces.
Diamonds are a cornerstone of the Israeli economy and a major source of funding for the nuclear-armed Israeli military regime which stands accused of war crimes. Israeli diamonds evade the strictures of the KP regulations which only apply to rough diamonds that fund rebel movements.
Consumers are being sold Israeli blood diamonds which jewellers deceitfully claim are conflict-free. Jewellers profit while Palestinians pay with their lives.
Join us for an day of information distribution and awareness raising on this issue in advance of Valentine’s Day, from 11.30am to 4.30pm on Dublin’s Grafton Street.