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# israel - Monday 24 November, 2014

Israel approves law to become national homeland of the Jewish people

The new legislation also allows the state to strip Arabs of their residency and welfare rights if they or their relatives take part in unrest.

# israel - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up as you wake up.

# israel - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Israel warned of “ongoing terror” onslaught as four killed in bloody synagogue attack

Four rabbis were killed in an early-morning attack by men armed with a gun and meat cleavers. The assailants were shot dead.

# israel - Monday 10 November, 2014

One killed in knife attack as unrest continues across Israel and West Bank Stabbings This post contains images

One killed in knife attack as unrest continues across Israel and West Bank

A solider is also in a critical condition.

# israel - Thursday 6 November, 2014

No prosecution for Israel over flotilla raid despite ‘reasonable belief of war crimes’

Israeli commandos stormed the ship in 2010, killing ten people.

# israel - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Amnesty accused of being a “propaganda tool for Hamas” by Israel

The group says Israel showed a “shocking disregard for Gaza civilians”.

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.

# israel - Sunday 2 November, 2014

From The Score Football can provide an escape for kids growing up in parts of the world ravaged by war and poverty Initiative

Football can provide an escape for kids growing up in parts of the world ravaged by war and poverty

Former Irish football manager Brian Kerr is hoping Irish people get behind the Gaza Kids to Ireland project

# israel - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Malala Yousafzai donates $50,000 prize money to help rebuild 65 schools in Gaza

The 17-year-old won the Nobel Peace Prize this month.

Top Obama official: Netanyahu is a “chickenshit”

The unnamed staffer also called the Israeli PM a “coward” in a newly published article.

# israel - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

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.

# israel - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Israel warns of crackdown after ‘hit-and-run terror attack’ that killed baby

Police have flooded flashpoint neighbourhoods after yesterday’s attack.

# israel - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Senators have agreed to recognise Palestine as an independent state

The Seanad is now calling on the Dáil to do the same.

# israel - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Shelling of UN school in Gaza ‘must be investigated’

Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.

# israel - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza

Ireland has now given €10 million to Palestine since 2010,

# israel - Friday 3 October, 2014

Sweden to recognise a new Palestinian state

It has not been confirmed if parliamentary approval is needed.

# israel - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

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.

# israel - Monday 29 September, 2014

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

# israel - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Mohammed is the most popular baby name in Israel – but the state doesn’t count Arabic names

Names favoured by Arabs, who make up 20% of the population, are not counted in official stats.

# israel - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

# israel - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Israel claims it was hit by mortar fired from Gaza

The attack is the first since a 26 August ceasefire.

# israel - Thursday 11 September, 2014

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers

The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.

# israel - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers “will be released soon”

That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.

# israel - Friday 5 September, 2014

Opinion: Why Gaza needs an Albert Reynolds

The situation in Gaza needs someone who can broker peace – someone who has the energy not to take no for an answer;

# israel - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Sinn Féin MEPs barred from entering Gaza during trip to Palestine

The group was told their visit was “not directly concerned with humanitarian assistance.”

# israel - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Palestinian ambassador compares occupied Gaza to occupied Ireland

The ambassador was meeting with TDs in Leinster House.

# israel - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Dáil committee chair weighs in on Israeli land seizure ahead of meeting with ambassador

Pat Breen said further West Bank settlements would be a “nail in the coffin of the two-state solution.”

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN’s terror list

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

# israel - Monday 1 September, 2014

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

“Settlements are illegal” – Ireland joins chorus of condemnation of Israeli land grab

The US and Amnesty International also want Israel to reverse the decision.

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s Monday – here’s everything you need to know as you start your week.

Israel announces massive land seizure for new West Bank settlements

It’s thought to be the biggest Israeli land seizure since the 1980s.

# israel - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Philippine UN peacekeepers safe after Irish-aided ‘great escape’

More than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas that came under attack by Syrian rebels. Irish troops were involved in the first evacuation operation.

Man charged over “religiously aggravated” attack on MP Galloway

The Respect Party MP for Bradford West suffered bruising to the face and possibly a broken rib in the attack.

# israel - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border

The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.

# israel - Friday 29 August, 2014

Irish peacekeepers safe but “on high alert” after Golan Heights kidnappings

Irish personnel secured a route and provided security as UNDOF troops withdrew from a position today.

# israel - Thursday 28 August, 2014

No Irish troops among dozens of peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights

The UN has confirmed that 43 peacekeepers were detained in the area by an armed group.

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