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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”.

From TheJournal.ie Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Middle East, defence minister says Missiles

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat' Opinion

'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat'

The principal of the school used by Palestinian children in Susya makes a direct appeal to the Irish government to support them.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian border protesters shot dead by Israeli troops Clashes

Palestinian border protesters shot dead by Israeli troops

At least 171 Gazans have been killed by Israeli fire since late March.

From TheJournal.ie Jewish Labour MP says internal probe made her think 'what it felt like to be a Jew' in Nazi Germany Corbyn Row

Jewish Labour MP says internal probe made her think 'what it felt like to be a Jew' in Nazi Germany

The ongoing anti-semitism controversy in the Labour party continues to rumble on.

From TheJournal.ie Israel to host Eurovision after public broadcaster resolves funding row hours before deadline Eurovision

Israel to host Eurovision after public broadcaster resolves funding row hours before deadline

The country in May won the right to host next year’s Eurovision when Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won the 2018 contest.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why has Jeremy Corbyn attracted controversy for attending a wreath-laying ceremony? Antisemitism Row

Explainer: Why has Jeremy Corbyn attracted controversy for attending a wreath-laying ceremony?

The Labour leader has been accused of antisemitism after images emerged of him attending the ceremony in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Reports of truce agreed between Hamas and Israel, ending intense two days of violence Tension

Reports of truce agreed between Hamas and Israel, ending intense two days of violence

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group seized control of Gaza in 2007.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman and 18-month-old daughter killed in Israeli air strikes Gaza

Pregnant woman and 18-month-old daughter killed in Israeli air strikes

A Hamas militant was also killed and at least 12 other people were injured.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support restrictions on trade with Israel? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support restrictions on trade with Israel?

Government ministers look set to clash on a bill which would introduce a trade ban on Israeli goods.

From TheJournal.ie Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill 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.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli military says it shot down Syrian jet that infiltrated its airspace High Alert

Israeli military says it shot down Syrian jet that infiltrated its airspace

The Israeli Defence Forces launched two missiles at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet.

From TheJournal.ie Syria: Hundreds of 'White Helmets' members evacuated to Jordan in Israeli operation Resettlement

Syria: Hundreds of 'White Helmets' members evacuated to Jordan in Israeli operation

The White Helmets members and their families will be resettled in Britain, Canada and Germany.

From TheJournal.ie After Israeli strikes on Gaza following soldier's death, a ceasefire is holding steady Gaza Strip

After Israeli strikes on Gaza following soldier's death, a ceasefire is holding steady

Israel did not confirm the ceasefire, which supposedly came into effect at midnight.

From TheJournal.ie Israel passes controversial law defining itself as a state of the Jewish people Discrimination Fears

Israel passes controversial law defining itself as a state of the Jewish people

Critics fear this will spark discrimination against its Arab citizens, which make up 20% of the population.

From TheJournal.ie Two Palestinian teens killed in what Israel calls 'a response to terror' Gaza

Two Palestinian teens killed in what Israel calls 'a response to terror'

15 people have been wounded across Gaza.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli minister calls for immediate closure of embassy here following Seanad boycott vote Boycott

Israeli minister calls for immediate closure of embassy here following Seanad boycott vote

“We don’t turn the other cheek to those who boycott us.”

From TheJournal.ie Israeli embassy says Seanad support for trade ban with occupied lands is 'populist, dangerous and extremist' Occupied Territories Bill 2018
From TheJournal.ie Shatter slams proposed trade ban with lands occupied by Israel; Senator tells him to take the time to read the Bill Occupied Territories Bill

Shatter slams proposed trade ban with lands occupied by Israel; Senator tells him to take the time to read the Bill

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter accused Fianna Fáil of ‘losing their moral compass’ by supporting the Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral' Occupied Territories Bill

Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral'

The Embassy of Israel said the boycott will not facilitate Ireland’s role or influence in the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott 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.

From TheJournal.ie Israel's embassy has stalled works planned for a Dublin office block over security concerns Building And Property

Israel's embassy has stalled works planned for a Dublin office block over security concerns

The embassy has been based out of the largely-empty Carrisbrook House in Ballsbridge since 1996.

From TheJournal.ie "The resonances are huge": Carrie Crowley on why she's supporting a boycott of the Eurovision in Israel next year Palestine This post contains videos

"The resonances are huge": Carrie Crowley on why she's supporting a boycott of the Eurovision in Israel next year

She was speaking as part of a group of Irish artists and public figures like Eurovision commentator Mike Murphy, music legend Christy Moore and Senator David Norris who launched the boycott campaign today in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud and breach of trust Fraud

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud and breach of trust

Netanyahu himself is under investigation on suspicion of corruption offences.

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.

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