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#Israel

From TheJournal.ie 'We didn't make it': Israel's moon landing attempt fails at last minute Beresheet

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Airbnb reverses decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements Israel

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.

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat Israel

Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat

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

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu vows to will annex settlements in West Bank if he's re-elected Occupied Lands

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

Israel goes to the polls on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Sligo County Council votes unanimously to call on RTE to boycott the Eurovision Eurovision 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.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian man killed by Israeli fire ahead of border protests Gaza Border

Palestinian man killed by Israeli fire ahead of border protests

He was hit in the head by shrapnel.

From TheJournal.ie 3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire as tens of thousands gather at Israel-Gaza border Conflict

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.

From TheJournal.ie Israel continues Gaza air strikes and Palestinian militants fire rockets despite apparent ceasefire Hamas

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Israel vows to respond 'with force' after seven injured by rocket fired from Gaza Strip Tel Aviv

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.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli ambassador praises RTÉ's 'strong position' on Eurovision boycott calls Israeli Ambassador

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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism Anti-Semitism

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Polish PM cancels Israel trip after reports of Netanyahu saying 'Poles collaborated with Nazis' Holocaust

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain 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.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF Trade Rules

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.

From TheJournal.ie Australian police charge man with rape and murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe

Australian police charge man with rape and murder of Israeli student

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

From TheJournal.ie Israeli student (21) murdered in Melbourne while on phone with sister Aiia Maasarwe

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers International Relations

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: St Stephen's Day 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: St Stephen's Day

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill Trouble Ahead

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Palestinians slam Australia's move to recognise west Jerusalem as capital of Israel Scott Morrison

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Six people sentenced to death in Gaza Strip for 'collaborating' with Israel Conflict

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Israeli police recommend indicting prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges Bezeq

Israeli police recommend indicting prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges

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

From TheJournal.ie Seanad passes Occupied Territories Bill despite government opposition Trade Restrictions

Seanad passes Occupied Territories Bill despite government opposition

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

From TheJournal.ie New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules' 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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year Middle East

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Three Palestinians killed as Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza in response to rocket fire Ongoing Conflict

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ever dreamed of performing at the Eurovision? RTÉ makes call-out for 2019 songs Tel Aviv

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

Next year’s competition is being held in Israel.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ won't sanction employees who refuse to travel to Israel for Eurovision Boycott

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019 Controversial

Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: US decision to end aid to Palestinian refugee agency is 'shocking' Funding

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

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

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