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#Golan Heights

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory Golan Heights

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay Golan Heights

'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay

A spokesperson for the Department of Defence said that authorities on the ground haven’t yet been granted approval for transportation.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says the US will recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory Golan

Trump says the US will recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns Syria

Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns

The Irish infantry group is set to return later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian cleric threatens Israeli cities with destruction as tensions flare between both nations Diplomatic Tensions

Iranian cleric threatens Israeli cities with destruction as tensions flare between both nations

There have been serious military confrontations between both nations in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria Golan Heights

At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Russia said 28 Israeli warplanes took part in the raids and around 70 missiles were fired in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Wounded Syrians are arriving in Israel on donkeys, desperate for treatment Civil War

Wounded Syrians are arriving in Israel on donkeys, desperate for treatment

Israel and Syria are officially at war, but wounded people are seeking care in the Golan Heights.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel Priti Patel

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel

Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.

From TheJournal.ie Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights Defence Forces

Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights

Corporal Dan Browne is spending his third Christmas away from his home in Ballybrack, Dublin.

From The42 From war-torn Syria to another All-Ireland hurling final - Eoin Larkin's remarkable journey Tour Of Duty

From war-torn Syria to another All-Ireland hurling final - Eoin Larkin's remarkable journey

The Kilkenny star has been reflecting on his tour of duty to the Golan Heights.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas Golan Heights

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

From TheJournal.ie Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights Conflict Zone

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights

The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Irish soldiers return home after six months in Golan Heights Welcome Back

Photos: Irish soldiers return home after six months in Golan Heights

The troops had been deployed as part of the UN’s Disengagement Observer Force.

From TheJournal.ie Watch an Irish army unit get ambushed by their enemies (in a drill) Enemies In The Ditch

Watch an Irish army unit get ambushed by their enemies (in a drill)

They make short work of them.

From TheJournal.ie This father and son are going away this month - to Syria Golan Heights

This father and son are going away this month - to Syria

“This is my second trip with my father and I’m looking forward to going out.”

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is sending 130 soldiers into one of "the most dangerous UN missions in the world" Golan Heights

Ireland is sending 130 soldiers into one of "the most dangerous UN missions in the world"

The Golan Heights has been fought over for four decades.

From TheJournal.ie Thief returns stolen Roman artefacts because they brought 20 years of bad luck Tel Aviv

Thief returns stolen Roman artefacts because they brought 20 years of bad luck

The man had taken artefacts from the ancient city of Gamla in the Golan Heights in Israel.

From TheJournal.ie ISIS fighters involved in battle 'within a kilometre' of Irish Golan Heights base Taking To Bunkers

ISIS fighters involved in battle 'within a kilometre' of Irish Golan Heights base

A number of stray shells have landed in the camp where Irish troops are stationed. Personnel have take to bunkers.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights Attack

Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

The two soldiers were evacuated to Israel for medical care.

From TheJournal.ie Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families Safe And Sound This post contains images

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families

The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots Irish Eyes

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

From TheJournal.ie Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army - so they're returning fire Tensions

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army - so they're returning fire

Israel responded with artillery fire.

From TheJournal.ie 'The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did' Syria This post contains videos

'The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did'

A newly-released Irish film documents the lives of people in Majdal Shams – one of five remaining Arab villages in the Golan Heights.

From TheJournal.ie This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas A Long Way From Home

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli Golan Heights

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli

The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is 'de-risked' Heroes

Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is 'de-risked'

The 130 troops were welcomed by family and friends in an emotional reunion this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Romantic proposal as soldier gets down on one knee on return from Syria YOUNG LOVE

Romantic proposal as soldier gets down on one knee on return from Syria

A shocked girlfriend got more than she hoped for at this morning’s reunion.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission Defence Forces

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions Syria

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

From TheJournal.ie As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights Tensions Rising

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

From TheJournal.ie 'I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria' - Coveney Out Of Harm's Way

'I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria' - Coveney

Irish peacekeepers are about to re-deploy to the Golan Heights.

From TheJournal.ie 'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights Syria

'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights

They’re to be replaced by 130 new peacekeepers.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers Golan Heights

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers

The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.

From TheJournal.ie Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon" Golan Heights

Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"

That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.

From TheJournal.ie The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list Golan Heights

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights Peacekeeping

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?

The Defence Minister has called for a UN review of the mission.

From TheJournal.ie "Not an acceptable level of risk": UN mission review needs to happen now, says Coveney Golan Heights

"Not an acceptable level of risk": UN mission review needs to happen now, says Coveney

The United Nations needs to conduct a full review of the UNDOF mission before Ireland’s next rotation of troops, the Defence Minister said.

From TheJournal.ie I'm not going to pull troops out of Golan before UN review --- Coveney Syria

I'm not going to pull troops out of Golan before UN review --- Coveney

Irish troops carried out a daring rescue mission of their Filipino colleagues yesterday. The fate of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji captured by rebels still remains unknown.

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