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# Occupied Territories Bill 2018

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# occupied territories
Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain
The government lost by 75 votes to 45 votes, with three abstentions.
# Middle East
New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'
Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.
# Cabinet split
Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill
A division has emerged around the Cabinet table between Fine Gael members and independent ministers.
# Occupied Territories Bill 2018
Israeli embassy says Seanad support for trade ban with occupied lands is 'populist, dangerous and extremist'
The government opposed the Bill.
# Palestine
'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott
Martin said his party is considering a Bill tabled in the Seanad that aims to prohibit Ireland from trading with any companies originating in an occupied territory.