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# israel - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat
# Israel
# Israel

Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 6:15 PM 28,203 Views 141 Comments

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
# Occupied Lands
# Occupied Lands

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

Apr 7th 2019, 7:35 AM 14,176 Views 118 Comments

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
# Eurovision 2019
# Eurovision 2019

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

Apr 5th 2019, 3:07 PM 15,676 Views 98 Comments

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
# Gaza Border
# Gaza Border

Palestinian man killed by Israeli fire ahead of border protests

Mar 31st 2019, 8:07 AM 7,277 Views 93 Comments

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
# Conflict
# Conflict

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

Mar 30th 2019, 6:08 PM 8,383 Views 43 Comments

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
# Hamas
# Hamas

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

Mar 26th 2019, 7:46 AM 8,393 Views 87 Comments

“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
# Middle East

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

Mar 25th 2019, 5:36 PM 10,692 Views 69 Comments

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
# Tel Aviv
# Tel Aviv

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

Mar 25th 2019, 8:41 AM 9,339 Views 109 Comments

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
# Israeli Ambassador
# Israeli Ambassador

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

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:00 AM 25,270 Views 143 Comments

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
# Golan
# Golan

Trump says the US will recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Mar 21st 2019, 6:49 PM 19,695 Views 83 Comments

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
# IPSC
# IPSC

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

Mar 8th 2019, 3:26 PM 29,411 Views 164 Comments

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
# Sarah McTernan

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

Updated Mar 8th 2019, 10:20 AM 85,211 Views 177 Comments

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
# Anti-Semitism
# Anti-Semitism

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

Feb 23rd 2019, 6:01 PM 16,511 Views 53 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 61,855 Views 142 Comments

‘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'
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

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

Feb 18th 2019, 8:27 AM 15,063 Views 58 Comments

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
# Occupied Territories
# Occupied Territories

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

Updated Jan 24th 2019, 2:00 PM 35,231 Views 120 Comments

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
# Trade Rules
# Trade Rules

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

Jan 23rd 2019, 2:39 PM 21,647 Views 159 Comments

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

# israel - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Australian police charge man with rape and murder of Israeli student
# Aiia Maasarwe
# Aiia Maasarwe

Australian police charge man with rape and murder of Israeli student

Jan 19th 2019, 7:30 AM 15,566 Views 0 Comments

The 21-year-old was speaking to her sister on the phone when she was attacked on Wednesday.

# israel - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Israeli student (21) murdered in Melbourne while on phone with sister
# Aiia Maasarwe
# Aiia Maasarwe

Israeli student (21) murdered in Melbourne while on phone with sister

Jan 17th 2019, 7:37 AM 54,590 Views 33 Comments

Aiia’s body was found early Wednesday near the campus of Melbourne University where she was studying.

# israel - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers
# International Relations
# International Relations

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 6,656 Views 45 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# israel - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Opinion: The government should be brave and stand on the right side of history with the Occupied Territories Bill
# Israel Palestine
# Israel Palestine

Opinion: The government should be brave and stand on the right side of history with the Occupied Territories Bill

Jan 2nd 2019, 8:30 AM 13,886 Views 93 Comments

If Ireland is committed to peace between Israel and Palestine then we must show it and pass this legislation, writes Niall Collins.

# israel - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

# israel - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'
# Column
# Column

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'

Dec 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 68,777 Views 219 Comments

Yesterday, the Taoiseach asked why the Sinn Féin leader was not in the chamber.

# israel - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill
# Trouble Ahead
# Trouble Ahead

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill

Dec 16th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,453 Views 30 Comments

The proposed legislation is due before the Dáil in the new year.

# israel - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Palestinians slam Australia's move to recognise west Jerusalem as capital of Israel
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Palestinians slam Australia's move to recognise west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Updated Dec 15th 2018, 11:57 AM 24,091 Views 111 Comments

A contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved.

# israel - Monday 3 December, 2018

Six people sentenced to death in Gaza Strip for 'collaborating' with Israel
# Conflict
# Conflict

Six people sentenced to death in Gaza Strip for 'collaborating' with Israel

Dec 3rd 2018, 3:06 PM 19,981 Views 72 Comments

Eight others were sentenced to hard labour ranging from six to 15 years.

# israel - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Israeli police recommend indicting prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges
# Bezeq
# Bezeq

Israeli police recommend indicting prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges

Dec 2nd 2018, 10:36 AM 14,053 Views 71 Comments

It is the third such recommendation against the premier in recent months.

# israel - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Seanad passes Occupied Territories Bill despite government opposition
# Trade Restrictions
# Trade Restrictions

Seanad passes Occupied Territories Bill despite government opposition

Nov 28th 2018, 7:38 PM 23,274 Views 75 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# israel - Friday 23 November, 2018

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'
# Middle East
# Middle East

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'

Nov 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 28,595 Views 50 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# israel - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Calls for Booking.com to follow Airbnb's move to remove Israeli West Bank settlement listings
# West Bank
# West Bank

Calls for Booking.com to follow Airbnb's move to remove Israeli West Bank settlement listings

Updated Nov 20th 2018, 9:08 PM 17,660 Views 74 Comments

Israel strongly denounced Airbnb’s decision and threatened legal action against the company.

# israel - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year
# Middle East
# Middle East

Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year

Nov 17th 2018, 1:00 PM 11,294 Views 94 Comments

The Tánaiste also said Ireland could be forced in to recognising the State of Palestine.

# israel - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Explainer: why the resignation of an Israeli Minister over a ceasefire could spell trouble for Benjamin Netanyahu
# Avigdor Lieberman
# Avigdor Lieberman

Explainer: why the resignation of an Israeli Minister over a ceasefire could spell trouble for Benjamin Netanyahu

Nov 14th 2018, 9:16 PM 12,192 Views 21 Comments

The move has thrown the ruling Likud government into turmoil, opening up the chance of early elections.

# israel - Monday 12 November, 2018

Three Palestinians killed as Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza in response to rocket fire
# Ongoing Conflict
# Ongoing Conflict

Three Palestinians killed as Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza in response to rocket fire

Updated Nov 12th 2018, 10:50 PM 12,158 Views 51 Comments

Earlier today, Israelii air strikes killed three Palestinians and wounded nine more.

# israel - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ever dreamed of performing at the Eurovision? RTÉ makes call-out for 2019 songs
# Tel Aviv
# Tel Aviv

Ever dreamed of performing at the Eurovision? RTÉ makes call-out for 2019 songs

Oct 4th 2018, 6:05 AM 8,400 Views 49 Comments

Next year’s competition is being held in Israel.

# israel - Sunday 30 September, 2018

RTÉ won't sanction employees who refuse to travel to Israel for Eurovision
# Boycott
# Boycott

RTÉ won't sanction employees who refuse to travel to Israel for Eurovision

Sep 30th 2018, 4:00 PM 37,351 Views 124 Comments

Campaigners have called for next year’s contest to be boycotted.

# israel - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019
# Controversial
# Controversial

Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019

Sep 13th 2018, 3:57 PM 15,500 Views 50 Comments

The more controversial choice of Jerusalem was rejected in favour of Tel Aviv.

# israel - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Political rows over Eurovision have made headlines before - so what are the chances of an Irish withdrawal?
# History Lessons
# History Lessons

Political rows over Eurovision have made headlines before - so what are the chances of an Irish withdrawal?

Sep 8th 2018, 10:00 PM 44,712 Views 112 Comments

Rarely a year went by in the late 1970s without Turkey or Greece sitting out the event.

# israel - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Tánaiste: US decision to end aid to Palestinian refugee agency is 'shocking'
# Funding
# Funding

Tánaiste: US decision to end aid to Palestinian refugee agency is 'shocking'

Sep 1st 2018, 7:27 AM 12,264 Views 66 Comments

The US State Department said it was no longer willing to shoulder “the very disproportionate share of the burden”.

# israel - Monday 27 August, 2018

Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Middle East, defence minister says
# Missiles
# Missiles

Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Middle East, defence minister says

Aug 27th 2018, 9:57 PM 11,610 Views 61 Comments

“The project for setting up a precision rocket and missile system is underway.”

# israel - Monday 20 August, 2018

Lana Del Rey defended her decision to play in Israel by insisting the concert 'is not a political statement'
# Lana Del Rey
From The Daily Edge
# Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey defended her decision to play in Israel by insisting the concert 'is not a political statement'

Aug 20th 2018, 4:08 PM 2,205 Views 1 Comment

“I understand many of u are upset that we’re going to Tel Aviv for the Meteor festival.”