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#Palestine

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 '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 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 Coveney announces launch of Ireland-Palestine scholarship programme Education

Coveney announces launch of Ireland-Palestine scholarship programme

The programme will allow an “increased cohort” of Palestinian students to study in Ireland, the Tánaiste said.

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 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 Coveney announces further €2 million of government funding for Palestinian people Humanitarian Aid

Coveney announces further €2 million of government funding for Palestinian people

Ireland’s total funding to Palestinian people this year amounted to €15.38 million.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill Trouble Ahead

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill

The proposed legislation is due before the Dáil in the new year.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinians slam Australia's move to recognise west Jerusalem as capital of Israel Scott Morrison

Palestinians slam Australia's move to recognise west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

A contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved.

From TheJournal.ie Edna O'Brien and nun working on Gaza Strip among diaspora receiving awards today Irish Abroad

Edna O'Brien and nun working on Gaza Strip among diaspora receiving awards today

Ten people, chosen from 148 nominations, are set to be honoured by President Higgins today.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad passes Occupied Territories Bill despite government opposition Trade Restrictions

Seanad passes Occupied Territories Bill despite government opposition

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

From TheJournal.ie New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules' Middle East

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Booking.com to follow Airbnb's move to remove Israeli West Bank settlement listings West Bank

Calls for Booking.com to follow Airbnb's move to remove Israeli West Bank settlement listings

Israel strongly denounced Airbnb’s decision and threatened legal action against the company.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year Middle East

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: why the resignation of an Israeli Minister over a ceasefire could spell trouble for Benjamin Netanyahu Avigdor Lieberman

Explainer: why the resignation of an Israeli Minister over a ceasefire could spell trouble for Benjamin Netanyahu

The move has thrown the ruling Likud government into turmoil, opening up the chance of early elections.

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 Simon Coveney: 'It is time to bin climate change denial' Column

Simon Coveney: 'It is time to bin climate change denial'

The Tánaiste also used tonight’s speech to the the UN to state the Israel-Palestine conflict is a big foreign policy priority for the Irish government.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees Mahmoud Abbas Visit

Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees

Mahmoud Abbas met President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney today.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: US decision to end aid to Palestinian refugee agency is 'shocking' Funding

Tánaiste: US decision to end aid to Palestinian refugee agency is 'shocking'

The US State Department said it was no longer willing to shoulder “the very disproportionate share of the burden”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat' Opinion

'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat'

The principal of the school used by Palestinian children in Susya makes a direct appeal to the Irish government to support them.

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