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#Palestine

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 Violence worsens in Israel as thousands clash in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision West Bank

Violence worsens in Israel as thousands clash in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision

The Israeli military has deployed hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank.

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 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 Ireland pledges an additional half a million euro to Gaza refugees UNRWA

Ireland pledges an additional half a million euro to Gaza refugees

The additional funding will be channelled through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

From TheJournal.ie Israel joins United States in withdrawing from UNESCO World Relations

Israel joins United States in withdrawing from UNESCO

The move will take effect from 21 December.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah end decade-long split Palestine

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah end decade-long split

Details of the agreement have not yet been released.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian gunman kills three Israeli guards at West Bank settlement Har Adar

Palestinian gunman kills three Israeli guards at West Bank settlement

The incident comes nearly two years after a wave of unrest broke out.

From TheJournal.ie Young girls playing football are breaking cultural barriers in Palestine Trailblazers

Young girls playing football are breaking cultural barriers in Palestine

Women’s football has grown since the first female Palestinian team was formed in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Police reopen investigation into 'brutal' 1987 murder of Palestinian cartoonist London

Police reopen investigation into 'brutal' 1987 murder of Palestinian cartoonist

Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali’s cartoons were sometimes perceived as critical of the regime in Palestine.

From TheJournal.ie Two huge 'Banksy-like' Trump murals appear on West Bank barrier WALL OF ART

Two huge 'Banksy-like' Trump murals appear on West Bank barrier

The new graffiti is just a few meters from Banksy’s Palestinian hotel.

From TheJournal.ie Young footballers from Gaza arrive in Cork for Mardyke Arena game Palestine

Young footballers from Gaza arrive in Cork for Mardyke Arena game

The Gaza football academy struggles due to a lack of facilities, equipment and safe places to play.

From TheJournal.ie Warm welcome for children from Gaza ahead of football tour around Ireland Solidarity

Warm welcome for children from Gaza ahead of football tour around Ireland

The Gaza Kids to Ireland project aims to show solidarity with Gaza and raise awareness of the current climate in Palestine.

From TheJournal.ie Why Jerusalem's holiest site is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why violence has flared there Timeline

Why Jerusalem's holiest site is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why violence has flared there

After five days of simmering tensions, Israel has this morning removed controversial metal detectors from the Haram al-Sharif mosque in Jerusalem.

From TheJournal.ie Israel deploys more troops to West Bank as crisis continues to escalate Boiling Point

Israel deploys more troops to West Bank as crisis continues to escalate

The stabbing to death of three members of an Israeli family yesterday saw clashes erupt amid escalating tensions at the Holy Land’s most contested shrine.

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 Ireland is giving €200,000 to support Palestinians in the West Bank West Bank

Ireland is giving €200,000 to support Palestinians in the West Bank

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney arrived in Israel on Tuesday for a three-day visit to the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting Conflict

Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting

Coveney said it was a good “straight talking meeting”.

From TheJournal.ie South Dublin County Council to fly Palestinian flag for a month as "message of solidarity" Palestine

South Dublin County Council to fly Palestinian flag for a month as "message of solidarity"

South Dublin County Council will become the fourth Irish local authority to fly the Palestinian flag.

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 Dublin City Council to fly Palestinian flag above City Hall for a month as "gesture of solidarity" Palestine

Dublin City Council to fly Palestinian flag above City Hall for a month as "gesture of solidarity"

Dublin City Council and Sligo County Council vote to fly the Palestinian flag for the month of May.

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 Decision to stock Palestinian beer causes uproar in northern Israel city Shepherds

Decision to stock Palestinian beer causes uproar in northern Israel city

Libira Bar in the city of Haifa found itself at the centre of a storm after recently choosing to stock the Palestinian beer Shepherds.

From TheJournal.ie 'This does not advance peace': Israel announces first new settlement in West Bank for 20 years You Did What

'This does not advance peace': Israel announces first new settlement in West Bank for 20 years

The Trump administration said the existence of settlements “was not in itself an impediment to peace”.

From TheJournal.ie Banksy opens hotel in Israel... with 'worst view in the world' Walled Off

Banksy opens hotel in Israel... with 'worst view in the world'

The secretive street artist opened the hotel which stands just four metres from the Separation Wall – with all rooms commanding the same view.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting dead injured Palestinian Elor Azaria

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting dead injured Palestinian

A video of the shooting was shared widely online.

From TheJournal.ie Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests Student Activists This post contains videos

Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests

Students for Justice in Palestine said there was an imbalance on the planned panel.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says 'Palestinians need to get rid of hate' as he supports one-state solution in Israel conflict In It Together

Trump says 'Palestinians need to get rid of hate' as he supports one-state solution in Israel conflict

International consensus has called for a two state future, but Trump has taken a different view.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel's new settlement law West Bank

Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel's new settlement law

The EU’s foreign policy chief says it “crosses a new and dangerous threshold by legalising under Israeli law the seizure of Palestinian property rights”.

From TheJournal.ie Israel announces 2,500 settler homes following Trump 'encouragement' West Bank

Israel announces 2,500 settler homes following Trump 'encouragement'

It may be the largest number to have been given the green light since 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case Elor Azaria This post contains videos

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case

The killing was caught on video and deeply divided the country.

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 Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements New Zealand

Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements

The vote sparked furtive Security Council debate on what else might be achieved for the Palestinians before Obama leaves office.

From TheJournal.ie America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements Security Council

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements

New Zealand had stepped in to replace a withdrawn Egyptian resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas in Gaza: 'Mortars and missiles fly overhead; from Gaza into Israel, from Israel into Gaza' Read Me

Christmas in Gaza: 'Mortars and missiles fly overhead; from Gaza into Israel, from Israel into Gaza'

Holiday cheer is tough to come by when you live in an open-air prison, writes Eoghan Rice.

From TheJournal.ie Halligan to tell Israelis to treat Palestinian people 'in a more humane way' Middle East Trip

Halligan to tell Israelis to treat Palestinian people 'in a more humane way'

The Waterford TD has been a long-time ‘friend of Palestine’.