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# palestine - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

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.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - Saturday 11 January, 2014

TD raises plight of Palestinian refugees with Iranian government

Sinn Féin TD Sean Crowe says that Iran should step in and help 20,000 Palestinian refugees.

# palestine - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Palestinian ambassador to Prague killed by explosion

Police are investigating the blast, which took place in his residence.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Gilmore to meet with Palestinian legislator in Dublin

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

# palestine - 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”.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - 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”.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Costello: Ireland supports search for peace in Palestinian territories

The TD detailed his trip to Gaza and the Lebanon to an Oireachtas committee today.

# palestine - Monday 9 September, 2013

‘It’s not a new photo’: Sinn Féin on picture of Chris Andrews with Bashar al-Assad

The photo of the party’s newest member was taken when the former Fianna Fáil TD visited Syria in 2009 and has re-emerged online in recent days.

# palestine - Friday 30 August, 2013

Govt warns Irish citizens: You may want to get out of the Middle East

Irish citizens in Lebanon “may wish to reconsider their need to remain in the country at this time”.

# palestine - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

US Secretary of State urges Palestinians against settlements reaction

John Kerry said that Palestinians must return to the negotiating table.

# palestine - Monday 12 August, 2013

Prisoners released, new settlements announced ahead of Israel, Palestine talks

Negotiators are still set to meet on Wednesday for peace talks.

# palestine - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

So far, so good: chief negotiator says Israel-Palestine peace talks are going well

It’s been three years since the last peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis broke down – but this time the mood is “positive”.

# palestine - Monday 29 July, 2013

Israel and Palestine to resume talks in Washington

It will be the first time officials have had direct discussions in the past three years.

# palestine - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Irish MEP has no problem with Palestinians arming themselves against Israeli forces

Murphy came up against criticism over remarks he made calling for a mass struggle similar to the first intifada.

# palestine - Friday 19 July, 2013

Following talks, Israel and Palestine agree to talks

Both Israel and the Palestinian presidency welcomed the development, but the Islamist Hamas movement rejected a return to talks which have been brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

# palestine - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah resigns…again

The President has 35 days to find a replacement.

# palestine - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Obama wasn’t the only US President in Ireland yesterday

Bill Clinton stopped by Shannon Airport yesterday on his way to the Middle East.

# palestine - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Kerry set to unveil plan for West Bank economy

The US Secretary of State is tasked with presenting a economic plan to attract tourism and private sector investment into the West Bank.

# palestine - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Israel approves 296 West Bank settler homes

The announcement comes just two days after Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a freeze on tenders for new settler homes in a bid to give a chance to US-led efforts to revive peace talks.

# palestine - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Israel PM freezes tenders for new West Bank settler homes

Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a freeze on publishing tenders for new West Bank settler homes to avoid hampering US efforts to renew peace talks, according to Israeli army radio reports.

# palestine - Friday 3 May, 2013

Google Palestine now exists

The search engine replaced its Palestine Territories products and named them Google Palestine.

# palestine - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Column: The EU must do more to help resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict

The EU has considerable leverage in the region, yet is taking a back-seat to the US – which dithers as relations in the region break-down. It’s time for a change, writes Emer Costello MEP.

# palestine - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you work your way into Wednesday.

# palestine - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Alan Shatter tells Israel: Ireland is still your friend

The Minister for Justice also told an Israeli newspaper that he had been the target of some anti-Semitism during his time in politics but that it had been “extremely rare”.

# palestine - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Done deal: Netanyahu confirms that he has formed a new Israeli government

The agreement will see Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party form a government with the centrist HaTnuah, Yesh Atid and the far right Jewish Home.

# palestine - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Polls open in Israeli elections as Netanyahu expected to retain power

A government of hardline, right wing and religious parties is expected to come together after elections to the 120-seat Knesset today with polls opening this morning.

# palestine - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Photos: Israel evicts Palestinians from West Bank protest site

Dozens of protesters were evicted from the first-of-its-kind protest camp in an area slated for Jewish settlement.

# palestine - Friday 4 January, 2013

PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza – the first since 2007

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Fatah attended the mass rally – the first since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.

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