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#Israel

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 The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Israel votes to hold new elections after Netanyahu fails to form government Israel

Israel votes to hold new elections after Netanyahu fails to form government

Parliament voted 74-45 in favour of dissolving itself and setting elections for 17 September.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Eurovision viewing figures were noticeably down compared to the last few years Tel Aviv

Irish Eurovision viewing figures were noticeably down compared to the last few years

A total of 284,700 people watched Saturday’s final.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision as UK finishes in last place Eurovision This post contains a poll

As it happened: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision as UK finishes in last place

Eurovision fans are already blaming the Brexit factor for the UK’s dire showing.

From TheJournal.ie Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US Letters From America

Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US

Fine Gael voted against the Bill, which passed second stage in the Dáil this year.

From TheJournal.ie Disappointment as Ireland fails to qualify for Eurovision final in Tel Aviv No Joy This post contains videos

Disappointment as Ireland fails to qualify for Eurovision final in Tel Aviv

Sarah McTernan represented her country in this evening’s semi-final.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 60 Palestinians wounded during protests to mark anniversary of creation of Israel Nakba Protest

Up to 60 Palestinians wounded during protests to mark anniversary of creation of Israel

The demonstrations came two weeks after a ceasefire was announced in the region.

From TheJournal.ie Galway City Council calls on RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision Boycott Eurovision

Galway City Council calls on RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision

GCC passed a motion last night calling on RTÉ not to broadcast the contest.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Support Palestinians and show your opposition to apartheid by boycotting Eurovision Opinion

Opinion: Support Palestinians and show your opposition to apartheid by boycotting Eurovision

You can show solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom against Israeli apartheid, occupation and war crimes by supporting the boycott, writes Zoe Lawlor.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Eurovision boycott activists are opposed to Israel's right to self-determination Opinion

Opinion: Eurovision boycott activists are opposed to Israel's right to self-determination

They pretend that the Jewish people have no right to live in the places where they were born and where their history, religion and culture are deeply rooted, writes the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, Ophir Kariv.

From TheJournal.ie Ceasefire in place after more than 20 killed in violence between Gaza and Israel Gaza Strip

Ceasefire in place after more than 20 killed in violence between Gaza and Israel

At least 23 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed.

From TheJournal.ie Israel vows  'massive strikes' on Gaza as violence continues to escalate Rockets

Israel vows 'massive strikes' on Gaza as violence continues to escalate

Tánaiste Simon Coveney called for an end to the ‘indiscriminate attacks’.

From TheJournal.ie Baby killed as Israel launches air strikes after rockets fired from Gaza Middle East

Baby killed as Israel launches air strikes after rockets fired from Gaza

The Hamas rocket launches come as tensions in the region have ratcheted upwards.

From TheJournal.ie Eurovision winner says people calling for Israel boycott are 'spreading darkness' Tel Aviv

Eurovision winner says people calling for Israel boycott are 'spreading darkness'

There have been widespread calls for a boycott of this year’s event both in Ireland and abroad.

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.

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