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Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?
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Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?

Updated Fri 8:32 AM 12,360 Views 15 Comments

As Israel sees a change in leaders, Hannah McCarthy looks at the history of settlements and the controversy surrounding them.

Profile: The hard-right tech millionaire who's just taken over as Israeli prime minister
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Profile: The hard-right tech millionaire who's just taken over as Israeli prime minister

Jun 14th 2021, 7:39 AM 26,593 Views 15 Comments

Naftali Bennett, a 49-year-old former Israeli Special Forces soldier and hardliner was declared the new prime minister last night.

Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as Israel's leader after 12 years
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Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as Israel's leader after 12 years

Updated Jun 13th 2021, 7:08 PM 41,452 Views 63 Comments

Naftali Bennett, head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as premier but will have to maintain an unwieldy coalition of eight parties.

15-year-old Palestinian shot dead in clashes with Israel army, medics say
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15-year-old Palestinian shot dead in clashes with Israel army, medics say

Jun 11th 2021, 6:14 PM 8,093 Views 34 Comments

The health ministry said six others were wounded by live gunfire.

Three Palestinians killed in clash with Israeli special forces in the West Bank
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Three Palestinians killed in clash with Israeli special forces in the West Bank

Jun 10th 2021, 8:28 AM 8,567 Views 26 Comments

The shooting followed an earlier shooting involving Israeli soldiers and one of the men, it has been claimed.

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
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Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups

Jun 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,046 Views 17 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor speaks with returning UN Peacekeepers from the tension filled environment of South Lebanon.
  • The exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israel saw them take to bunkers to protect them from stray rounds.
  • The Irish troops, drawn from across the island, carried out humanitarian work and maintained the peace in the country.
Trinity students occupy Department of Foreign Affairs and call for expulsion of Israeli ambassador
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Trinity students occupy Department of Foreign Affairs and call for expulsion of Israeli ambassador

Jun 3rd 2021, 4:21 PM 19,517 Views 44 Comments

About 20 protesters went inside the building, wearing masks and social distancing.

Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM
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Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:56 PM 14,502 Views 13 Comments

Centrist Yair Lapid and ultranationalist Naftali Bennett have joined forces and agreed to rotate the premiership between them.

Israeli minister distances himself from military chief’s bombing comments
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Israeli minister distances himself from military chief’s bombing comments

Jun 1st 2021, 8:42 AM 25,148 Views 18 Comments

Lieutenant General Aviv Kohavi said the building housing Associated Press offices and other news outlets was ‘destroyed justly’.

Hamas says Gaza calm depends on Israeli actions in Jerusalem
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Hamas says Gaza calm depends on Israeli actions in Jerusalem

May 31st 2021, 6:44 PM 10,756 Views 65 Comments

Israel and Hamas fought an 11-day war earlier this month that killed more than 250 people.

UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas
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UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas

May 27th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,317 Views 21 Comments

The resolution will spur an unprecedented level of scrutiny on abuses and their “root causes” in the decades-long conflict.

Israel criticises Ireland after Dáil declares de facto annexation of Palestinian land
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Israel criticises Ireland after Dáil declares de facto annexation of Palestinian land

May 27th 2021, 8:02 AM 38,032 Views 96 Comments

Ireland is the first EU country to make such a declaration.

Dáil passes motion condemning Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land
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Dáil passes motion condemning Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land

May 26th 2021, 9:32 PM 37,754 Views 63 Comments

A People Before Profit amendment to Sinn Fein’s motion was defeated.

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?
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Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?

May 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,610 Views 29 Comments

Civilians who have survived the latest round of violence deserve better, writes Lee.

US to reopen Jerusalem consulate and upgrade Palestinian ties
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US to reopen Jerusalem consulate and upgrade Palestinian ties

May 25th 2021, 8:18 PM 14,737 Views 8 Comments

The US secretary of state Antony Blinken, who is on a tour of the region, has pledged to aid Gaza without helping Hamas.

Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion
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Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion

May 25th 2021, 6:36 PM 15,680 Views 24 Comments

The minister said he found it “deeply troubling” that Sinn Fein will not also condemn the actions of Hamas.

US says it will aid Gaza without helping Hamas
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US says it will aid Gaza without helping Hamas

Updated May 25th 2021, 12:49 PM 14,838 Views 26 Comments

The US secretary of state, who is on a tour of the region, has pledged to ‘rally international support’ to help the impoverished coastal territory.

UN Security Council calls for 'full adherence' to Gaza ceasefire
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UN Security Council calls for 'full adherence' to Gaza ceasefire

May 23rd 2021, 11:57 AM 5,474 Views 9 Comments

Members have also stressed “the immediate need for humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian civilian population”.

Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel
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Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel

May 23rd 2021, 8:30 AM 24,853 Views 34 Comments

Our columnist looks at the might of US policy when it comes to Israel and asks if things are changing.

Gaza ceasefire holding, despite some clashes, as aid arrives
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Gaza ceasefire holding, despite some clashes, as aid arrives

May 22nd 2021, 9:07 AM 6,573 Views 15 Comments

International focus has turned to the reconstruction of the bomb-shattered Gaza Strip.

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Fresh clashes break out in Jerusalem, as Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds

Updated May 21st 2021, 8:19 PM 24,563 Views 54 Comments
  • Israeli police have used sound bombs against Palestinians at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, where clashes first broke out 11 days ago.
  • Celebrations were heard on Gaza streets in the minutes after the truce began, while in the occupied West Bank, joyful crowds took to the streets.
  • World leaders have welcomed the deal, with some pushing for more direct negotiation between Israel and Hamas
Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent
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Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent

May 21st 2021, 7:45 PM 81,046 Views 122 Comments

The broadcaster says Ireland’s words of support for Palestinians are welcome but must now be backed up by action.

Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire to end 11 days of heavy violence
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Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire to end 11 days of heavy violence

Updated May 20th 2021, 10:10 PM 17,377 Views 35 Comments

The agreement would close the heaviest round of fighting between the bitter enemies since a 50-day war in 2014.

A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'
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A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'

May 20th 2021, 7:58 PM 13,417 Views 7 Comments

Rana Abdallah says the people of Gaza just want their children to live in peace.

Greens discuss councillors' call to support Occupied Territories Bill as Coveney says Ireland will continue to speak up
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Greens discuss councillors' call to support Occupied Territories Bill as Coveney says Ireland will continue to speak up

May 20th 2021, 6:15 PM 11,465 Views 25 Comments

A group of Green Party councillors have called on their Dáil colleagues to support a boycott on goods from occupied Israeli territories.

Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders
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Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders

May 20th 2021, 7:44 AM 10,279 Views 41 Comments

Following a stand-off between the US and France, reports are emerging that a UN agreement may have been reached.

Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip
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Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip

May 19th 2021, 10:35 PM 19,146 Views 26 Comments

At least 227 Palestinians have been killed in the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Biden tells Israel's Netanyahu he expects 'significant de-escalation' in Gaza conflict
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Biden tells Israel's Netanyahu he expects 'significant de-escalation' in Gaza conflict

Updated May 19th 2021, 8:20 PM 17,196 Views 39 Comments

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier today issued a tough threat against Hamas.

Pogba, Diallo display Palestine flag after Man United match
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Pogba, Diallo display Palestine flag after Man United match

May 19th 2021, 8:43 AM 29,672 Views 46 Comments

Leicester players Hamza Choudhury and Wesley Fofana also showed support for the Palestinians after Saturday’s 1-0 win.

Opinion: The story of Palestine - over a century of national struggle
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Opinion: The story of Palestine - over a century of national struggle

May 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 22,481 Views 63 Comments

Trinity adjunct professor Yaser Alashqar looks at the long struggle of the Palestinians in the shadow of Israel’s power.

Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador
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Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador

Updated May 18th 2021, 6:15 PM 28,396 Views 115 Comments
  • The UN Security Council is to meet today, while EU leaders are to discuss the escalating violence.
  • An Oireachtas Committee was told that Israeli demolitions of Palestinian buildings in the West Bank have increased by 90% this year, and offered a number of reasons why this was happening.
  • Irish MEPs have strongly criticised the EU response and called for an immediate end to the violence.
'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict
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'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict

May 18th 2021, 7:45 AM 35,621 Views 53 Comments

Activists Anna Garbar and Rawan Odeh speak to journalist Hannah McCarthy.

Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza
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Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza

Updated May 17th 2021, 3:39 PM 27,969 Views 110 Comments
  • In total, 200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 59 children, and more than 1,300 wounded
  • Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel's campaign would "take time" to finish.
  • "The world is looking on appalled," Taoiseach Micheál Martin said at an IIEA talk today.
Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
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Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza

Updated May 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 46,020 Views 83 Comments

The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.

Thousands gather in peaceful rallies in solidarity with Palestine across Ireland today
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Thousands gather in peaceful rallies in solidarity with Palestine across Ireland today

Updated May 15th 2021, 7:22 PM 37,059 Views 101 Comments

Protestors gathered at the Spire on O’Connell’s street earlier this afternoon before marching to the Israeli embassy.

Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say
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Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say

Updated May 15th 2021, 3:57 PM 28,748 Views 18 Comments

Israeli airstrikes have also destroyed a tower that hosted media groups Al Jazeera and the Associated Press.

'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?
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'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?

May 15th 2021, 9:30 AM 9,781 Views 0 Comments

Violence has escalated between the two sides in recent weeks.

Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza
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Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza

Updated May 14th 2021, 7:07 PM 37,228 Views 27 Comments

Days of deadly violence have seen Israeli soldiers massing on the edge of the territory.

Israeli military escalates operation in Gaza but clarifies 'ground assault' announcement
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Israeli military escalates operation in Gaza but clarifies 'ground assault' announcement

Updated May 13th 2021, 10:57 PM 52,065 Views 141 Comments

Despite global alarm and diplomatic efforts to de-escalate Gaza hostilities, hundreds of rockets again tore through the skies.

Calls for facilitation of 'peaceful protest' as Dublin 'Rally for Palestine' is cancelled after garda advice
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Calls for facilitation of 'peaceful protest' as Dublin 'Rally for Palestine' is cancelled after garda advice

Updated May 13th 2021, 2:50 PM 37,134 Views 56 Comments

The IPSC was planning to hold a “socially-distanced protest” at the Spire in Dublin.

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