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# israel - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

# israel - Friday 14 March, 2014

Column: There’s a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

# israel - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Warplanes target Gaza Strip amid ‘wave of attacks’ from Palestinian rockets

The attack followed Palestinian rocket fire being aimed at the Jewish state.

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees Aid

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees

The Tánaiste said that Ireland is committed to helping alleviate the effects of the crisis.

# israel - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Egypt has deported Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire

Maguire won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize with Betty Williams for founding a peace group to resolve the conflict between North Ireland’s Catholics and Protestants.

# israel - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Column: I’m supporting a boycott of Israeli academic institutions – here’s why

The boycott is aimed at institutions and does not mean Irish academics can’t work with Israeli individuals, writes Harry Browne.

# israel - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Al Qaeda has ‘put down roots’ in Lebanon – a gateway to strike at Israel

The terrorist group is gaining influence as the country sees increasing sectarian violence and spillover turmoil from the Syrian war.

# israel - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Why was Ariel Sharon’s funeral such a lonely affair?

Psychopath or a good soldier? The ‘no show’ of global leaders at his final goodbye nods to a life of contradictions.

# israel - Friday 24 January, 2014

‘Big oil’ welcomes new ‘sexy’ relationship with Iran in Swiss Alps

The CEO of oil company Total has spoken to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who told him to ‘be ready’ for the lifting of embargoes.

# israel - Monday 13 January, 2014

Israel holds state funeral for Ariel Sharon

Later today, Sharon’s body will be taken from the Knesset to his farm in southern Israel for burial.

# israel - Sunday 12 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

State memorial for Israel’s Ariel Sharon planned for Monday

The body of the former Israeli Prime Minister will lie in state.

# israel - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died RIP

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died

The former Israeli leader had been in a coma for eight years.

# israel - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Vital organs of former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon are failing says Tel Aviv hospital

Sharon has been in a coma for nearly eight years but his condition worsened yesterday.

From The Daily Edge Israeli road rage takes an unexpected twist Roadies

Israeli road rage takes an unexpected twist

There’s been a change of heart.

# israel - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners under peace talks

The 26 inmates had served 19 to 28 years for killing Israeli civilians or soldiers.

# israel - Sunday 29 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your Sunday.

# israel - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas base in Gaza

It’s believed the air strike is in retaliation to the shooting dead of an Israeli civilian near the border.

# israel - Monday 9 December, 2013

Deal signed to save shrinking Dead Sea by connecting it with Red Sea

Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians signed the agreement in Washington today.

# israel - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

French experts rule out Arafat poisoning

His widow Souha said she was “shattered” by the contradictory findings by French and Swiss scientists.

# israel - Friday 29 November, 2013

Irish troops ‘fully committed to Golan Heights task’ – Shatter

An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol yesterday when their convoy was hit by an unknown blast.

# israel - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From Business ETC Restaurant gives customers 50 per cent discount for turning off their phones Talk Is Cheap

Restaurant gives customers 50 per cent discount for turning off their phones

The Abu Ghosh restaurant based outside Jerusalem will give customers a discount if they turn off their phones.

Gilmore to meet with Palestinian legislator in Dublin

Mustafa Barghouthi will also meet with representatives of all political parties.

# israel - Monday 25 November, 2013

Israel blasts Iran nuclear deal as a ‘historic mistake’

It follows the easing economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for steps to curb its nuclear programme.

# israel - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Israel cancels plans to build 20,000 settler homes in the West Bank

Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu said the plan had created “unnecessary confrontation with the international community” after the US expressed “deep concern”.

# israel - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Explainer: What do the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks mean?

The talks are due to last up until the middle of next year so let’s have a look at the progress so far.

# israel - Friday 8 November, 2013

Column: Israel throws the spotlight on Gaza by refusing to facilitate passage for EU delegates

A refusal to admit EU delegates to Gaza brings fresh opportunity for scrutinising policies, actions and facts on the ground that adversely affect the people living there, writes Gary Spedding.

Palestinians say there’s only one suspect in Arafat death

Swiss scientists have found “moderate” evidence to support the notion that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium – and the Palestinians want to get to the bottom of what happened.

Israel “utterly rejects” Iran deal aimed at ending nuclear tensions

Talks involving the US, China and Russia aimed at easing tensions over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme have been taking place in Geneva.

# israel - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Column: ‘Facts invalidate Emer Costello’s anecdotes about Gaza’

Israeli ambassador to Ireland responds to Irish MEP’s statements about Israeli policy.

# israel - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned by radioactive polonium

Tests revealed at least 18 times the normal levels of radioactive polonium in his remains according to new station Al-Jazeera.

# israel - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Taken from their home, blindfolded and interrogated – for ‘throwing stones’

A roundtable event yesterday heard the story of these two brothers, who live in Palestine’s West Bank.

Israeli settlements in Palestine ‘single biggest obstruction to peace’

Following a visit to Palestine, Irish MEP Emer Costello said the rapid expansion of these settlements was resulting in “the death of so many communities”.

# israel - Friday 1 November, 2013

Israeli warplanes carry out Syrian airstrike

The attack targeted the delivery of Russian missiles with Israel worried repeatedly declaring it would intervene to stop Hezbollah receiving “game-changing” weapons.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# israel - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# israel - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Costello to meet refugees during fact-finding visit to Gaza

He described this as a time of hope but also increasing difficulty for ordinary Palestinians.

# israel - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Irish troops arrive in Syria for UNDOF mission after three week delay

The mission was postponed at the request of the UN. The main body of the Irish contingent arrived at their new HQ last night.

# israel - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Shoe thrown at Iranian President following historic Obama phonecall

Last night’s phone conversation was the first direct contact between leaders of the two nations in 34 years.

Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks

The Tánaiste will also address the United Nations General Assembly later today.

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