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#Israel

# israel - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

From The42 Irish striker Sheridan bags hat-trick for his new club Globetrotter This post contains videos

Irish striker Sheridan bags hat-trick for his new club

The well-travelled Cavan man was on form for Israeli side Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona last night.

# israel - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Irish filmmakers show a new side to Gaza: 'We wanted to buck the stereotype, give them a voice'

Two Irish filmmakers travelled to Gaza to make a documentary about life there.

# israel - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Off-duty Israeli soldier found dead with stab wounds in occupied West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called it a “terrorist” attack and reinforcements have been sent.

# israel - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'Are you brave enough?': RTÉ faced slew of demands to boycott in days leading up to Eurovision

RTÉ received dozens of emails in the days leading up to this year’s competition.

# israel - Monday 15 July, 2019

Israel's education minister faces calls to resign over comments on 'gay conversion' therapy

Rafi Peretz’s latest controversial comments came in a television interview on Saturday.

# israel - Monday 17 June, 2019

Trump Heights: Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump

Israeli prime minister inaugurated the new settlement on Sunday.

# israel - Friday 31 May, 2019

Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory

The strange spectacle served as a distraction for Netanyahu who has failed to build a coalition and must hold another election.

# israel - Thursday 30 May, 2019

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Israel votes to hold new elections after Netanyahu fails to form government

Parliament voted 74-45 in favour of dissolving itself and setting elections for 17 September.

# israel - Monday 20 May, 2019

Irish Eurovision viewing figures were noticeably down compared to the last few years

A total of 284,700 people watched Saturday’s final.

# israel - Saturday 18 May, 2019

As it happened: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision as UK finishes in last place Eurovision This post contains a poll

As it happened: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision as UK finishes in last place

Eurovision fans are already blaming the Brexit factor for the UK’s dire showing.

Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US

Fine Gael voted against the Bill, which passed second stage in the Dáil this year.

# israel - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Disappointment as Ireland fails to qualify for Eurovision final in Tel Aviv No Joy This post contains videos

Disappointment as Ireland fails to qualify for Eurovision final in Tel Aviv

Sarah McTernan represented her country in this evening’s semi-final.

# israel - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Up to 60 Palestinians wounded during protests to mark anniversary of creation of Israel

The demonstrations came two weeks after a ceasefire was announced in the region.

# israel - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Galway City Council calls on RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision

GCC passed a motion last night calling on RTÉ not to broadcast the contest.

# israel - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Opinion: Support Palestinians and show your opposition to apartheid by boycotting Eurovision

You can show solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom against Israeli apartheid, occupation and war crimes by supporting the boycott, writes Zoe Lawlor.

Opinion: Eurovision boycott activists are opposed to Israel's right to self-determination

They pretend that the Jewish people have no right to live in the places where they were born and where their history, religion and culture are deeply rooted, writes the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, Ophir Kariv.

# israel - Monday 6 May, 2019

Ceasefire in place after more than 20 killed in violence between Gaza and Israel

At least 23 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed.

# israel - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Israel vows 'massive strikes' on Gaza as violence continues to escalate

Tánaiste Simon Coveney called for an end to the ‘indiscriminate attacks’.

# israel - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Baby killed as Israel launches air strikes after rockets fired from Gaza

The Hamas rocket launches come as tensions in the region have ratcheted upwards.

# israel - Monday 29 April, 2019

Eurovision winner says people calling for Israel boycott are 'spreading darkness'

There have been widespread calls for a boycott of this year’s event both in Ireland and abroad.

# israel - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'We didn't make it': Israel's moon landing attempt fails at last minute

The craft suffered an engine failure when it was preparing to land this evening.

# israel - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Airbnb reverses decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements

The move came as a result of multiple lawsuits being filed by hosts against the company.

Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat

The win would likely see ‘Bibi’ become the longest-serving leader of the country.

# israel - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Netanyahu vows to will annex settlements in West Bank if he's re-elected

Israel goes to the polls on Tuesday.

# israel - Friday 5 April, 2019

Sligo County Council votes unanimously to call on RTE to boycott the Eurovision

Sligo County Council has previously voted to fly the Palestinian flag from Council Officers for a month in 2017, as well as voting to support a bill to ban goods from Israeli settlements in 2018.

# israel - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Palestinian man killed by Israeli fire ahead of border protests

He was hit in the head by shrapnel.

# israel - Saturday 30 March, 2019

3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire as tens of thousands gather at Israel-Gaza border

Israel deployed several thousand troops along the border, with the anniversary coming at a sensitive time ahead of its 9 April elections.

# israel - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Israel continues Gaza air strikes and Palestinian militants fire rockets despite apparent ceasefire

“Our response was very powerful, very very powerful,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

# israel - Monday 25 March, 2019

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights Middle East This post contains videos

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

The move breaks with decades of international consensus against Israel’s claims.

Israel vows to respond 'with force' after seven injured by rocket fired from Gaza Strip

The property was located in around 20km north of Tel Aviv.

# israel - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Israeli ambassador praises RTÉ's 'strong position' on Eurovision boycott calls

His comments come in the wake of renewed calls for RTÉ to sit out this year’s contest.

# israel - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Trump says the US will recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Israel occupied the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War in 1967.

# israel - Friday 8 March, 2019

'Stand on the right side of history': Protest outside RTÉ calls for broadcaster to boycott Eurovision

The protest follows this morning’s announcement that Sarah McTernan will represent Ireland at this year’s contest.

This Co Clare singer will represent Ireland in the Eurovision in Israel Sarah McTernan This post contains videos

This Co Clare singer will represent Ireland in the Eurovision in Israel

Sarah McTernan came third in The Voice of Ireland in 2015.

# israel - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism

The claims have echoes of those against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

# israel - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Opinion: 'I joined the army out of love for Israel... but I was just playing the part of the British soldier'

‘At first, I hated shooting school children with rubber-coated bullets … but after a few months in Hebron, we would high-five each other every time we hit one’, writes Dean Issacharoff.

# israel - Monday 18 February, 2019

Polish PM cancels Israel trip after reports of Netanyahu saying 'Poles collaborated with Nazis'

The Israeli prime minister’s office has said that he was “misquoted” in the article, and said that he meant individual Poles.

# israel - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain

The government lost by 75 votes to 45 votes, with three abstentions.

# israel - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF

Government is likely to lose vote over legislation that would prohibit the purchase of goods or services produced in all settlements deemed illegal.