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#Jerusalem

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 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 Calls for RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next year Jerusalem

Calls for RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next year

Sinn Féin has called on the national broadcaster and the Irish government to boycott Israel which won the song contest this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stand in solidarity with us': Crowd protests in Dublin at killing of 60 Palestinians by Israeli troops Gaza

'Stand in solidarity with us': Crowd protests in Dublin at killing of 60 Palestinians by Israeli troops

Israel has faced widespread international condemnation for the killings.

From TheJournal.ie Israel calls on Ireland to follow US example and move its embassy to Jerusalem Jerusalem

Israel calls on Ireland to follow US example and move its embassy to Jerusalem

The United States officially opened its new embassy in Jerusalem today.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy security as US to carry out deeply controversial Jerusalem embassy move today Jerusalem

Heavy security as US to carry out deeply controversial Jerusalem embassy move today

Around 1,000 police officers will be positioned around the embassy.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Lord Mayor signs document saying he will not enter Israel again without government permission Israel

Dublin Lord Mayor signs document saying he will not enter Israel again without government permission

Efforts were made to refuse Mícheál Mac Donncha entry to the country.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli authorities accuse Lord Mayor of waging 'campaign of hatred' against Israel Mícheál Mac Donncha

Israeli authorities accuse Lord Mayor of waging 'campaign of hatred' against Israel

The Israeli government has sought an official response from the Irish government.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is an attempt to silence critics': Dublin Lord Mayor hits out at Israel over plan to refuse him entry Palestine

'This is an attempt to silence critics': Dublin Lord Mayor hits out at Israel over plan to refuse him entry

Mícheál Mac Donncha has travelled to the city of Ramallah in the West Bank.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian Authority invites Dublin's Lord Mayor to attend conference on Jerusalem Israel Palestine

Palestinian Authority invites Dublin's Lord Mayor to attend conference on Jerusalem

The Ardmhéara will attend a conference on the status of the City of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority.

From TheJournal.ie The church where Jesus is buried has been closed in a row over tax Taxing Issue

The church where Jesus is buried has been closed in a row over tax

They say the tax issue is “an attempt to weaken the Christian presence in Jerusalem”.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney to meet Benjamin Netanyahu for first time since objection to Jerusalem as Israeli capital Jerusalem

Coveney to meet Benjamin Netanyahu for first time since objection to Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Coveney’s last meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister last year was not overly successful.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland one of 128 nations to reject US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital Un Vote

Ireland one of 128 nations to reject US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned the General Assembly that the United States “will remember this day.”

From TheJournal.ie Arab leaders 'denounce and condemn' Trump's stance on Jerusalem amid violent protests Palestine

Arab leaders 'denounce and condemn' Trump's stance on Jerusalem amid violent protests

Ministers are demanding the US reverses its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

From TheJournal.ie Protests erupt in Palestine in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision West Bank

Protests erupt in Palestine in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision

The Israeli military has deployed hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank, stoking fears of bloodshed in the region.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deplorable and unacceptable': Trump's Jerusalem declaration sparks anger amongst global leaders Jerusalem

'Deplorable and unacceptable': Trump's Jerusalem declaration sparks anger amongst global leaders

US President Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

From TheJournal.ie Trump announces he recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital Moving Us Embassy

Trump announces he recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital

The status of Jerusalem is a central issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with both sides claiming the city as their capital.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Ireland and many others are against Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital Historic Tensions

Explainer: Why Ireland and many others are against Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Simon Coveney said he shares Emmanuel Macron’s concerns about Trump’s proposals, which could be destabilising in the region.

From TheJournal.ie Six dead as tensions over Jerusalem holy site rise Temple Mount

Six dead as tensions over Jerusalem holy site rise

The unrest came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif compound.

From TheJournal.ie Men under 50 banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Muslim prayers as tensions rise Israel

Men under 50 banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Muslim prayers as tensions rise

Tensions have risen following an attack nearby that killed two policemen.

From TheJournal.ie Two Israeli police killed in Jerusalem shooting Security

Two Israeli police killed in Jerusalem shooting

The three attackers, Arab Israelis aged between 19 and 29, were shot dead by police.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump is the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall Jerusalem

Donald Trump is the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall

Trump vowed to make ‘the ultimate deal’ with Israel and Palestine during his presidential campaign last year.

From TheJournal.ie Nails used in crucifixions among recently discovered artefacts from the time of Jesus Sign Of The Times

Nails used in crucifixions among recently discovered artefacts from the time of Jesus

Artefacts such as vases, cooking utensils and jewellery were also found recently.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Good Friday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Good Friday

The Tallaght hit-and-run, redundancies in Roscommon and a fatal stabbing in Jerusalem – it’s the Fix.

From TheJournal.ie British tourist stabbed to death while travelling on train in Jerusalem RIP

British tourist stabbed to death while travelling on train in Jerusalem

The victim was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but later died from her injuries.

From TheJournal.ie 'The colour of hope': Tomb of Jesus restored to former glory in time for Easter visitors Jerusalem This post contains videos

'The colour of hope': Tomb of Jesus restored to former glory in time for Easter visitors

Religious leaders in traditional robes addressed a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Tomb of Jesus Christ completes €3.7 million renovation Church Of The Holy Sepulchre

Tomb of Jesus Christ completes €3.7 million renovation

The church contains the area where Jesus is believed to have been crucified.

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry tells Israel it 'can either be Jewish or democratic - it cannot be both' Stern Warning

John Kerry tells Israel it 'can either be Jewish or democratic - it cannot be both'

The US Secretary of State also urged Israel and Palestinians to agree land swaps on 1967 lines in today’s speech.

From TheJournal.ie 15 cities you have to visit at least once, according to the experts Holliers
From TheJournal.ie Merkel tells Netanyahu: Germany was responsible for the Holocaust Grand Mufti

Merkel tells Netanyahu: Germany was responsible for the Holocaust

The Israeli leader stirred controversy by claiming a Palestinian leader gave Hitler the idea of exterminating Jews.

From TheJournal.ie Three killed as Jerusalem sees its bloodiest day yet in rising violence Day Of Rage

Three killed as Jerusalem sees its bloodiest day yet in rising violence

The rising tide of unrest has raised fears that a full-scale third Palestinian uprising, or intifada, could erupt.

From TheJournal.ie Israel kills six Palestinians as Hamas leader declares new war Third Intifada

Israel kills six Palestinians as Hamas leader declares new war

The deaths come after several Israelis were stabbed earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli man charged with Gay Pride murder uses court appearance to attack homosexuality Jerusalem

Israeli man charged with Gay Pride murder uses court appearance to attack homosexuality

Yishai Shlissel was released from prison just three weeks before the 30 July murder

From TheJournal.ie 'Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend's hand - it's a struggle' Israel

'Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend's hand - it's a struggle'

The recent stabbing of six people at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem shows the dangerous risks faced by the city’s LBGT community.

From TheJournal.ie This man has stabbed six people at a gay pride event in Jerusalem Israel

This man has stabbed six people at a gay pride event in Jerusalem

The incident happened earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie What I've learned from volunteering in Palestine Opinion

What I've learned from volunteering in Palestine

A member of Tipperary’s 2010 hurling All-Ireland winning squad writes about volunteering with Palestinian youth as part of the Palestine Summer Encounter Project.

From TheJournal.ie Four police injured as car ploughs into crowd in Jerusalem Attack

Four police injured as car ploughs into crowd in Jerusalem

Police say the suspect has been shot.

From TheJournal.ie Hit and run rampage in Jerusalem leaves two dead in religious violence Holy Land This post contains videos

Hit and run rampage in Jerusalem leaves two dead in religious violence

A Palestinian man driving the van was shot dead by police.

From TheJournal.ie Amid tensions in Jerusalem, Israel announces 1,000 new settler homes in the city Disputed Territory

Amid tensions in Jerusalem, Israel announces 1,000 new settler homes in the city

Ireland has joined the US and others in condemning the move.

From TheJournal.ie Israel to press ahead with 2,600 settler homes in Jerusalem Tension

Israel to press ahead with 2,600 settler homes in Jerusalem

The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012, were given final approval this week.

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