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# israel - Yesterday’s News

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# israel - Friday 17 March, 2017

Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets

In an unusual move, the Israeli army confirmed the raid took place.

# israel - Monday 6 March, 2017

Cannabis users to be fined as Israel approves partial decriminalisation of drug

First time users will now be hit with a €255 fine instead of a conviction.

# israel - Friday 3 March, 2017

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.

# israel - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting dead injured Palestinian

A video of the shooting was shared widely online.

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.

# israel - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

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.

# israel - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

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”.

# israel - Thursday 2 February, 2017

For the first time in 20 years Israel will build a new settlement in the West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that new settlements would be created for the families.

# israel - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

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

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

# israel - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Hamas militants 'pretended to be women' online to hack Israeli soldiers' phones

Dozens of the predominantly lower-ranked soldiers were convinced enough by the honey trap to download fake applications.

# israel - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Israel apologises over threats to 'take down' UK minister

Ambassador Mark Regev apologised to the British government following the release of footage captured by Al Jazeera.

At least four dead as truck crashes into Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem

Meanwhile, the Israeli embassy in London apologised after one of its staff threatened to “take down” a British government minister.

# israel - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

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.

# israel - Monday 2 January, 2017

Police arrive at Netanyahu's home to question him in corruption investigation

Ahead of their arrival, the Israeli prime minister denied any wrongdoing and told his political opponents to put any “celebrations” on hold.

# israel - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'Stay strong Israel' - Donald Trump tweets criticism of President Obama

'Stay strong Israel' - Donald Trump tweets criticism of President Obama

The President-elect has broken in convention in attacking his soon-to-be predecessor.

# israel - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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.

# israel - Monday 26 December, 2016

Fake news story causes Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel

Khawaja Asif was widely mocked for his blunder.

# israel - Saturday 24 December, 2016

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.

# israel - Friday 23 December, 2016

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.

# israel - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Israelis have toppled a huge golden statue of Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

Locals queued for selfies with the work, erected as a dig at some Israelis’ idolatry of ‘King Bibi’.

# israel - Friday 25 November, 2016

Israel warns of 'arson terror' link to bushfires, as 60,000 flee northern city of Haifa

Ministers have pointed a finger at the country’s Arab minority, sparking uproar.

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# israel - Sunday 6 November, 2016

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

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

# israel - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Settlements could see Israel thrown out of the World Cup

Clubs play on the West Bank, considered occupied land.

# israel - Friday 30 September, 2016

Tears and tributes by world leaders for Shimon Peres - a "giant of the 20th century"

There has been criticism of his legacy by Arab nations.

# israel - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Michael D. Higgins speaks of "great sadness" at death of Israeli colossus Shimon Peres RIP

Michael D. Higgins speaks of "great sadness" at death of Israeli colossus Shimon Peres

The former President and Prime Minister won the Nobel Peace prize in 1994.

# israel - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Palestinians are outraged at a donkey sale planned by the Israeli army

Palestinians say the army is trying to sell back the very animals it seized from them in the occupied West Bank’s Jordan Valley.

# israel - Monday 11 July, 2016

Britain is not Ireland's most lucrative EU trading partner - Belgium is

Exports to Britain in 2015 accounted for €13.7 billion but the Belgian market was worth €14.5 billion.

# israel - Sunday 26 June, 2016

A solar tower four times taller than Liberty Hall is being built in the Israeli desert

Construction of the project will cost an estimated €500 million.

Man who went on stabbing spree at Jerusalem Gay Pride sentenced to life

The ultra-Orthodox Yishai Schlissel killed a 16-year-old girl during the attack.

# israel - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Israel freezes Ramadan family visit permits for Palestinians after shooting

About 83,000 people will be impacted by the decision.

# israel - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Four people have been killed in Tel Aviv after two gunmen opened fire

The gunmen were later detained.

# israel - Friday 3 June, 2016

Gays say Israel 'pinkwashing' to distract from Palestinian occupation

Tel-Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade was taking place today.

# israel - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Hezbollah top commander killed in Syria by "Islamist extremists"

Mustafa Badreddine, who was on a US terror sanctions blacklist and wanted by Israel, was killed in a blast on Thursday night.

# israel - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Hitler's name just won't go away as Labour's 'anti-semitism' row rumbles on Jewish State This post contains videos

Hitler's name just won't go away as Labour's 'anti-semitism' row rumbles on

Ken Livingstone apologised for loads of things but not for involving the Nazi leader.

# israel - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Israel frees youngest female Palestinian prisoner

The 12-year-old girl confessed to planning a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

# israel - Sunday 13 March, 2016

'Having lived in Dublin all my life, I'm not used to being stopped at checkpoints, harassed and searched'

Katie O’Kelly writes about her time in Palestine.

# israel - Friday 11 March, 2016

A Holocaust survivor has been named the world’s oldest man

Israel Kristal survived two world wars and the Holocaust before moving to Israel and opening a sweet shop.

# israel - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Palestinian attacker kills US tourist in stabbing spree along Tel Aviv's waterfront Rampage This post contains videos

Palestinian attacker kills US tourist in stabbing spree along Tel Aviv's waterfront

It comes amid a cycle of violence that’s left 184 Palestinians and 28 Israelis dead.

# israel - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Israeli police caught tampering with speed cameras to cut their workload

In some cases drivers were able to do four times the speed limit without being caught.

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