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From TheJournal.ie Israel's parliament paves way for third election in 12 months Knesset

Israel's parliament paves way for third election in 12 months

Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz have been unable to form a government.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla involved in welfare plans for Lisa Smith's child, Taoiseach says Lisa Smith

Tusla involved in welfare plans for Lisa Smith's child, Taoiseach says

The former Defence Forces member who was married to an Islamic State fighter is due back in Ireland

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a tainted investigation': Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction as he's indicted on fraud and bribery Corruption

'It's a tainted investigation': Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction as he's indicted on fraud and bribery

The Israeli prime minister has called the allegations part of a witch-hunt.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn Occupied Territories

Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn

This comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington no longer considers them to be illegal.

From TheJournal.ie US will no longer consider Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories illegal Occupied Territories

US will no longer consider Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories illegal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the change in position today.

From The42 Ireland U17s win again to finish first qualifying phase with 100% record 2020 Vision

Ireland U17s win again to finish first qualifying phase with 100% record

Colin O’Brien’s side put four goals past Israel this afternoon to secure another convincing win in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Ceasefire called in Gaza after fresh violence sees 8 members of same family killed in air strike Gaza Strip

Ceasefire called in Gaza after fresh violence sees 8 members of same family killed in air strike

The Palestinian health ministry said that the Abu Malhous family was killed in the Israeli air strike earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack Gaza

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.

From TheJournal.ie EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories Settlements

EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories

It follows a case taken by a French tribunal in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government Israel

Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government

Netanyahu said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition but the results showed that would not be possible.

From TheJournal.ie Israel left in suspense as exit polls predict deadlock in general election Too Tight To Call

Israel left in suspense as exit polls predict deadlock in general election

Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning he will enter into negotiations to establish a “strong Zionist government”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Make Israel normal again': The stakes are high for Netanyahu in an unprecedented election Friends In Right Places

'Make Israel normal again': The stakes are high for Netanyahu in an unprecedented election

It’s the first time in Israeli history that two elections will be held in one year.

From TheJournal.ie Israel approves new West Bank settlement just days before election Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel approves new West Bank settlement just days before election

The move was announced by Benjamin Netanyahu.

From TheJournal.ie Irish political parties condemn Netanyahu's pledge to annex West Bank territory Israel This post contains videos

Irish political parties condemn Netanyahu's pledge to annex West Bank territory

Tánaiste Simon Coveney described the move as a “dangerous political commitment”.

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if re-elected Palestine

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if re-elected

A senior Palestinian official has said that Netanyahu’s plan destroys all chances of Israeli-Palestinian peace.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns grow as tensions rise between Israel and Hezbollah Lebanon

Concerns grow as tensions rise between Israel and Hezbollah

Israel and Hezbollah have exchanged fire along the Lebanese border.

From TheJournal.ie Gaza on 'state of alert' after three policemen killed by reported ISIS bombers Palestine

Gaza on 'state of alert' after three policemen killed by reported ISIS bombers

The police officers died at checkpoints last night.

From TheJournal.ie Israel backtracks to allow Rashida Tlaib enter the country, but how can it block US congresswomen? No Go Zone

Israel backtracks to allow Rashida Tlaib enter the country, but how can it block US congresswomen?

As it stands, Democrat Ilhan Omar has still been denied entry into the country.

From TheJournal.ie Israel bars two US congresswomen from entering country following Trump plea Banned

Israel bars two US congresswomen from entering country following Trump plea

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the move against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib necessary.

From The42 Irish striker Sheridan bags hat-trick for his new club Globetrotter This post contains videos

Irish striker Sheridan bags hat-trick for his new club

The well-travelled Cavan man was on form for Israeli side Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona last night.

From TheJournal.ie Irish filmmakers show a new side to Gaza: 'We wanted to buck the stereotype, give them a voice' Conflict

Irish filmmakers show a new side to Gaza: 'We wanted to buck the stereotype, give them a voice'

Two Irish filmmakers travelled to Gaza to make a documentary about life there.

From TheJournal.ie Off-duty Israeli soldier found dead with stab wounds in occupied West Bank Flashpoint

Off-duty Israeli soldier found dead with stab wounds in occupied West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called it a “terrorist” attack and reinforcements have been sent.

From TheJournal.ie 'Are you brave enough?': RTÉ faced slew of demands to boycott in days leading up to Eurovision Boycott

'Are you brave enough?': RTÉ faced slew of demands to boycott in days leading up to Eurovision

RTÉ received dozens of emails in the days leading up to this year’s competition.

From TheJournal.ie Israel's education minister faces calls to resign over comments on 'gay conversion' therapy Rafi Peretz

Israel's education minister faces calls to resign over comments on 'gay conversion' therapy

Rafi Peretz’s latest controversial comments came in a television interview on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Trump Heights: Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump New Settlement

Trump Heights: Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump

Israeli prime minister inaugurated the new settlement on Sunday.

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.

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