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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 11,696 Views 29 Comments

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

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 25,003 Views 34 Comments

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

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 81,565 Views 122 Comments

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

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 13,485 Views 7 Comments

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

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 22,756 Views 63 Comments

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

'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 35,879 Views 53 Comments

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

'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting
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'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting

May 13th 2021, 1:08 PM 42,002 Views 88 Comments

Ambassador Ophir Kariv labelled the contributions as “totally destructive”.

Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action
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Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action

May 2nd 2021, 10:30 AM 22,761 Views 70 Comments

Chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign Fatin Al Tamimi says international governments cannot ignore Israeli settlements any longer.

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
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'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

Mar 8th 2021, 9:41 AM 8,182 Views 7 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

Celtic insist controversial Dubai trip was approved by Scottish government
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Celtic insist controversial Dubai trip was approved by Scottish government

Jan 4th 2021, 10:51 PM 10,503 Views 10 Comments

Neil Lennon and his Hoops squad flew out to the Middle East on Saturday for a warm-weather training camp.

Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah
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Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah

Sep 5th 2020, 6:00 PM 25,428 Views 51 Comments

Sir Ivor Roberts warns of the dangers of a stronger Hezbollah in Lebanon and urges Ireland and the EU to take a tougher stance against the group.

Opinion: There really is no excuse for a new Government not to pass the Occupied Territories Bill
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Opinion: There really is no excuse for a new Government not to pass the Occupied Territories Bill

Jun 8th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,833 Views 75 Comments

Duncan Casey argues that the Bill, which would prohibit the import of goods from the West Bank, should no longer be delayed.

Saudi Arabia makes move to abolish death penalty for minors
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Saudi Arabia makes move to abolish death penalty for minors

Apr 26th 2020, 6:37 PM 30,558 Views 80 Comments

The decision follows another ordering judges to end the practice of flogging.

Opinion: A vote for change in Ireland, a welcome vote for Palestinians
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Opinion: A vote for change in Ireland, a welcome vote for Palestinians

Feb 22nd 2020, 6:15 AM 16,137 Views 105 Comments

Palestinians are heartened by the stance of most Irish parties on the occupied territories, writes Mona Sabella.

Trump hosts rival Israeli leaders on the eve of unveiling 'historic' peace plan
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Trump hosts rival Israeli leaders on the eve of unveiling 'historic' peace plan

Jan 28th 2020, 7:36 AM 10,551 Views 38 Comments

There is scepticism over the plan’s chances of success in the Middle East.

Irish striker Anthony Stokes' move to Iranian league leaders confirmed
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Irish striker Anthony Stokes' move to Iranian league leaders confirmed

Jan 27th 2020, 11:20 AM 11,324 Views 16 Comments

Persepolis FC comes as the Dubliner’s fifth club since January 2018.

Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran
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Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran

Jan 27th 2020, 9:58 AM 30,633 Views 29 Comments

No major injuries were reported after the plane apparently lost its landing gear.

USA international leaves Ajax training camp in Qatar over military tensions in Middle East
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USA international leaves Ajax training camp in Qatar over military tensions in Middle East

Jan 9th 2020, 12:20 PM 7,774 Views 1 Comment

Sergino Dest says he doesn’t feel comfortable and has requested to leave.

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'
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Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'

Jan 6th 2020, 4:04 PM 8,694 Views 22 Comments

Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.

Iraqi parliament passes motion to expel US military from country following Qasem Soleimani killing
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Iraqi parliament passes motion to expel US military from country following Qasem Soleimani killing

Updated Jan 5th 2020, 2:45 PM 46,318 Views 121 Comments

Pro-Iran factions have ramped up pressure on US forces in Iraq since Friday’s drone strike.

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike
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Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 10:03 AM 44,180 Views 62 Comments

The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq
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Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq

Jan 1st 2020, 8:32 AM 19,731 Views 39 Comments

Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.

Prince Andrew cancels trip to Middle East amid backlash to BBC interview
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Prince Andrew cancels trip to Middle East amid backlash to BBC interview

Nov 22nd 2019, 7:14 AM 15,734 Views 27 Comments

The Duke of York was set to travel as part of his Pitch@Palace project for tech entrepreneurs.

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?
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Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Oct 30th 2019, 2:45 PM 26,652 Views 25 Comments

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid
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Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Updated Oct 27th 2019, 1:32 PM 42,163 Views 135 Comments

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

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

Aug 8th 2019, 2:12 PM 10,558 Views 41 Comments

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

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia
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US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Jul 30th 2019, 7:35 AM 16,534 Views 24 Comments

Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed
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Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed

Jun 25th 2019, 8:26 AM 23,038 Views 73 Comments

Sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader were brought in yesterday.

US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing
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US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing

Jun 23rd 2019, 12:59 PM 22,551 Views 63 Comments

The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Washington Post.

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker
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Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Jun 14th 2019, 7:48 AM 29,524 Views 81 Comments

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

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

May 15th 2019, 7:33 PM 8,654 Views 105 Comments

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

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq
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US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

May 15th 2019, 11:23 AM 13,457 Views 28 Comments

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

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

May 4th 2019, 5:32 PM 11,988 Views 127 Comments

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

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights
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Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

Mar 25th 2019, 5:36 PM 10,692 Views 69 Comments

The move breaks with decades of international consensus against Israel’s claims.

Algerian president to drop bid for fifth term in office following weeks of protests against his candidacy
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Algerian president to drop bid for fifth term in office following weeks of protests against his candidacy

Mar 11th 2019, 8:14 PM 5,496 Views 3 Comments

Thousands have taken to the streets in recent weeks against the 82 year-old’s bid for another term in office.

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'
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New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'

Nov 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 28,595 Views 50 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year
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Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year

Nov 17th 2018, 1:00 PM 11,294 Views 94 Comments

The Tánaiste also said Ireland could be forced in to recognising the State of Palestine.

Saudi stocks plunge after Donald Trump threatens 'severe punishment' over journalist's disappearance
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Saudi stocks plunge after Donald Trump threatens 'severe punishment' over journalist's disappearance

Oct 14th 2018, 11:06 AM 19,172 Views 40 Comments

A Turkish newspaper has reported that officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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

Aug 27th 2018, 9:57 PM 11,610 Views 61 Comments

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

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza
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Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza

Jun 8th 2018, 12:14 PM 10,138 Views 90 Comments

Coveney has previously said that it is time for the international community to act to save Gaza.

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