Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 7 °C Monday 18 February, 2019

#Israel Palestine

# israel-palestine - Friday 4 January, 2019

Opinion: The government should reject the bill to boycott Israeli goods produced in the West Bank

‘The clear line between supporting Palestinians and becoming anti-Israeli is a thin one and unfortunately, one that is being crossed all too often,’ writes Israeli Ambassador, Ophir Kariv.

# israel-palestine - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Opinion: The government should be brave and stand on the right side of history with the Occupied Territories Bill

If Ireland is committed to peace between Israel and Palestine then we must show it and pass this legislation, writes Niall Collins.

# israel-palestine - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Palestinian mother-of-eight dies after West Bank stone throwing

She died in hospital from a head injury she sustained in the stone-throwing.

# israel-palestine - Monday 9 April, 2018

Palestinian Authority invites Dublin's Lord Mayor to attend conference on Jerusalem

The Ardmhéara will attend a conference on the status of the City of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority.

# israel-palestine - Monday 29 December, 2014

Israeli army kill stone-throwing Palestinian teen in the West Bank

Around 20 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank since June.

# israel-palestine - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Opinion: I deeply hope that Dáil Éireann will vote to recognise Palestine

Former Israeli ambassador Ilan Baruch writes that only through a two state solution will freedom, security and equality for both Israelis and Palestinians come to pass.

# israel-palestine - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From The42 Stuart Byrne column: €18k fine for Dundalk is extreme but a punishment was merited Politics

Stuart Byrne column: €18k fine for Dundalk is extreme but a punishment was merited

The Lilywhites were sanctioned by the European governing body over the weekend.

# israel-palestine - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Women and children among injured as Israel launches "Operation Protective Edge"

There were more than 50 airstrikes early today.

# israel-palestine - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Opinion: As a former Israeli soldier, I had to speak out about the injustices I participated in Middle East This post contains images

Opinion: As a former Israeli soldier, I had to speak out about the injustices I participated in

After serving as an IDF combat soldier and commander, Yehuda Sahul questioned the morality of the military action in the West Bank.

# israel-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.

# israel-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.

# israel-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.

# israel-palestine - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ready to be exhumed

The exhumation is part of a renewed investigation into his death.

# israel-palestine - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Palestinian leader violates taboo on refugees

Mahmoud Abbas has publicly suggested his people may have to relinquish claims to ancestral homes in Israel.

# israel-palestine - Monday 2 April, 2012

Hunger strike prisoner deported to Gaza Strip

Palestinian woman Hana Shalabi was on hunger strike for 43 days to protest against Israel’s policy of “administrative detention”. She must remain in the Gaza Strip for three years.

# israel-palestine - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

US criticised over failure to condemn settlement construction in Palestine

Diplomats have condemned the lack of progress toward a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

# israel-palestine - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Netanyahu appeals for peace on Arab TV Middle East This post contains videos

Netanyahu appeals for peace on Arab TV

Israel’s Prime Minister has promised “the beginning of a new era” during an interview with Arabic media – the first of its kind.

# israel-palestine - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Palestinians get Arab League boost for UN drive

The Palestinian authorities plan to seek full membership at the United Nations this autumn.

# israel-palestine - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Israel hopes to expel activists within 72 hours

The timetable will depend on foreign airlines’ ability to fly the activists home.

# israel-palestine - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Israeli PM Netanyahu's son directed abuse at Muslims on Facebook

Yair Netanyahu is a spokesman for the military and it is not the first time Israeli Defence Forces have misused the site…

# israel-palestine - Monday 6 June, 2011

Death toll from Golan border violence rises to 20 as Syrian police stop protesters

Syrian police are today stopping pro-Palestinian protesters from reaching the border a day after Israeli troops opened fire on protesters, reportedly killing 20.

# israel-palestine - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Fourteen people now dead as Israel opens fire on Syrian protesters along border

Local doctors confirmed the death toll as Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters who stormed the border into the Golan Heights which Israeli seized from Syria in 1967.

# israel-palestine - Saturday 4 June, 2011

Palestine agrees to Middle East peace talks in France - but will the USA and Israel be there?

Israel has not replied to the French invitation as hopes of a Palestinian state being recognised by the United Nations appear to be floundering.

# israel-palestine - Saturday 21 May, 2011

Little hope of Middle East resolution as Netanyahu rejects Obama's 'unrealistic' view of region

Having begun the week looking at ways in which to move things forward in the Middle East, Barack Obama appears to have done little to appease either Israel or Palestine.

# israel-palestine - Sunday 15 May, 2011

Death toll rises to 'at least 12' after Israeli military clashes with Arab protesters

Clashes along three border posts came as Palestinians marked the “nakba,” or “catastrophe,” the term they use to describe the uprooting they suffered at the time of Israel’s founding on May 15, 1948.

Five reported dead after Israeli troops clash with Arab protesters

Dozens more were wounded as Palestinians commemorated their mass displacement during the war surrounding Israel’s establishment three generations ago.

# israel-palestine - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Palestinian teen dies of gunshot wound after east Jerusalem clash

Palestinian teen dies of gunshot wound after east Jerusalem clash

The teenager died after street clashes in troubled east Jerusalem – raising fears of more bloodshed this weekend when Palestinians take part in an annual day of mourning to mark the anniversary of the founding of Israel.

# israel-palestine - Thursday 5 May, 2011

France demands: Peace talks soon or a Palestinian state

France has dealt a blow to Israel’s hopes to isolate incoming Palestinian unity government by threatening to support a unilateral declaration of Palestinian independence if peace talks do not begin by September.

# israel-palestine - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Palestinian factions agree to reconciliation deal

Fifteen Palestinian factions have agreed to a reconciliation deal, which aims to end a four-year rift between the two major Palestinian political movements, Hamas and Fatah. Israel has called the deal a “hard blow to the peace process.”

# israel-palestine - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Israel rejects Palestinian government with Hamas

Israel rejects Palestinian government with Hamas

Israeli leaders have today rejected a unity deal between Hamas and Fatah – insisting they will not enter any negotiations with a Palestinian government that includes the Islamic militant group.

# israel-palestine - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Israel approves housing expansion in east Jerusalem

Newly approved Jewish settlement expansion in bitterly contested east Jerusalem has raised further fears for the deadlocked peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

# israel-palestine - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

EU shelves recognition of Palestinian state

EU foreign ministers have said they will recognise Palestine when it is “appropriate”.

# israel-palestine - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

US abandons demand for Israeli settlement freeze

The United States says it will no longer attempt to convince Israel to ban construction in the West Bank.

# israel-palestine - Friday 24 September, 2010

A Palestinian state could rise within a year: Obama Palestine This post contains videos

A Palestinian state could rise within a year: Obama

Obama said he hopes to welcome a new member to the UN next year – an independent Palestinian state.

# israel-palestine - Wednesday 22 September, 2010

Clashes break out in Jerusalem after settler guard kills Palestinian Israel Palestine This post contains images

Clashes break out in Jerusalem after settler guard kills Palestinian

Israelis and Palestinians are hurt after clashes break out during a funeral procession in east Jerusalem.

# israel-palestine - Wednesday 1 September, 2010

Isreali deaths overshadow peace talks

First direct talks between Israel and Palestine in over 18 months open in Washington.

# israel-palestine - Tuesday 31 August, 2010

A GUNMAN HAS SHOT four Israelis dead in a drive-by shooting outside a Jewish settlement town in the West Bank. The Israeli Defence Forces says that two men and two women, one of whom was pregnant, were killed in “one of the worst terror attacks” in many years. Israeli officials said Palestinian gunmen were responsible. Direct talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials are due to re-commence tomorrow in Washington.

# israel-palestine - Sunday 29 August, 2010

Israeli actors boycott West Bank settlement

57 Israeli actors and playwrights have refused to perform on the contested land of the West Bank.

# israel-palestine - Friday 20 August, 2010

DIRECT TALKS between Israel and Palestine are marked to resume next month, on 2 September.

Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, have agreed to place a one-year deadline on the talks.

Who will be present?

Barack Obama will reportedly be present at the talks, which are reportedly going to be held in Washington.

Envoy to the Middle East, and former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair is also invited to attend.

The Egyptian and Jordanian premiers have been invited to attend the talks.

Hopes for the talks

The Arab League has agreed to endorse the talks provided that particular “measures and conditions” are met. Netanyahu has said that he is happy to attend talks without preconditions.

According to the Guardian, issues that will be discussed during the talks will include:

  • The possible borders of a Palestinian state
  • The division of Jerusalem
  • Israeli demands for a demilitarised Palestine
  • The right of return for refugees

However, there are doubts about how much the talks will achieve.

Daniel Levy, a former Israeli negotiator, told Al Jazeera:

I don’t think there’s any common Israeli and Palestinian ground as yet. There will be deep scepticism pretty much everywhere … I think we’re going to hear something rather vague, something open to more than one interpretation.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya has said that “nothing has been achieved” to warrant direct talks with Israel, and that Palestinians should focus on repairing the relationship between national movements Hamas and Fatah.

Settlements

Israeli settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank could prove to be a sticking point for Netanyahu. The Israeli prime minister imposed a 10 month construction freeze in in West Bank last month, however these did not include East Jerusalem.

The Israeli liberal group Peace Now have reported that building on at least 600 housing units have started during the freeze, and at least 492 theses are in direct violation of the law of the freeze.

Netanyahu may find himself under pressure to extend the construction freeze past the 26 September deadline by Obama. However, by doing so he would risk the collapse of his coalition government.

Indirect talk had been considered last March, but Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas pulled out over the issue of settlements.

The last direct talks between Israel and Palestine ended a year and a half ago, after Israel launched a three week strike on the Gaza Strip.

# israel-palestine - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES surrounded the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv last night where a man was believed to be holding hostages.

Authorities in Israel confirmed there was a hostage situation, however later it emerged that the would-be hostage had been shot by embassy security and detained.

The Palestinian man, thought to be mentally ill, was armed with a knife and a toy gun:

A statement released by the Turkish foreign ministry said:

[He] began shouting about wanting an asylum and attempted to take the deputy consul hostage before being overpowered by the embassy’s staff.

Israeli forces said great confusion surrounded the shooting at the embassy, and reported that a man had been killed near the embassy but it was unclear if this was the same man who was detained by the Turks.

News reports in Israel have identified the man as Palestinian Nadim Injaz, and suggest he is the same as was involved in an incident at the British embassy in August 2006.

The man entered the embassy and threatened to kill himself if he was not offered asylum, but was overpowered by special forces after hours of negotiations.

He claimed to be in danger from Israeli and Palestinian authorities.

Tensions

Relations between Israel and Turkey have been tense since nine Turkish men were killed during the aid flotilla raid on 31 May.

The ship was among a group attempting to breach Israel’s barricade of Gaza to provide aid.

Turkish officials insisted on accompanying Nadim Injaz to hospital in Tel Aviv today.

1 2

Trending Tags