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# israel - Friday 18 September, 2020

Israel's second nationwide lockdown comes into effect as government says it was left with no choice

Many Israelis have expressed their frustration at the government’s perceived mismanagement of the crisis in recent months.

# israel - Monday 14 September, 2020

WHO warns Europe could see rise in daily Covid-19 deaths next month as global cases near 29 million

Israel has reimposed a national lockdown as countries battle new surges.

# israel - Friday 11 September, 2020

Trump announces peace deal between Bahrain and Israel

Trump announced the agreement following a phone call with the leaders of the two countries.

# israel - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Trump hails 'historic' deal as Israel pledges to halt annexation of land in West Bank

Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said on Twitter that the deal perpetuates Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

# israel - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Coveney expresses concern to Mike Pompeo and Israeli foreign minister about annexation plans

Israel’s plan to redraw the map has come under fierce international criticism.

# israel - Monday 8 June, 2020

Opinion: There really is no excuse for a new Government not to pass the Occupied Territories Bill

Duncan Casey argues that the Bill, which would prohibit the import of goods from the West Bank, should no longer be delayed.

# israel - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Israel prime minister 'confident' Trump will support West Bank annexation

Israeli annexation of West Bank territory would be highly controversial.

# israel - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Simon Coveney condemns Israeli deal to approve Trump's plan for annexation of parts of West Bank

The Minister for Foreign Affairs’ comments come as a new government is set to be formed in Israel.

# israel - Friday 3 April, 2020

Israel sends army to ultra-Orthodox city over coronavirus outbreak

Authorities have enforced restrictions on access to Bnei Brak, a majority ultra-Orthodox city near Tel Aviv that is home to around 200,000 people.

# israel - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Exit polls show Netanyahu short of majority in Israel vote

It’s unclear whether the Israeli leader could secure a parliamentary majority as he prepares to go on trial.

# israel - Monday 24 February, 2020

Israeli minister defends bulldozer being used to pick up man's body

The militant was killed by Israeli forces as he tried to plant an explosive device near the border fence in Gaza.

# israel - Sunday 23 February, 2020

'I have a number on my arm from Auschwitz - and people say it never happened?'

Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus has written a memoir about her time in Auschwitz.

# israel - Friday 21 February, 2020

Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns proposals for new Israeli settlements as 'very clearly illegal'

The plans were unveiled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night.

# israel - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Donald Trump calls his plan for Israel-Palestine a 'win-win', and tweets out a map

Trump said that his plan “could be the last opportunity” for Palestinians.

Trump hosts rival Israeli leaders on the eve of unveiling 'historic' peace plan

There is scepticism over the plan’s chances of success in the Middle East.

# israel - Friday 3 January, 2020

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike

The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.

# israel - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Peacekeepers' killings in Lebanon led government to halt Israeli plans to open Irish embassy

Irish troops have been deployed to the region with the UN since the 1970s.

# israel - Friday 27 December, 2019

'A giant victory': Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu wins party leadership contest

This gives the embattled leader a boost ahead of the country’s third election in less than a year.

# israel - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu forced to take shelter at rally after rocket launched from Gaza strip

The rocket launch came during a campaign rally.

# israel - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Israel's parliament paves way for third election in 12 months

Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz have been unable to form a government.

# israel - Friday 29 November, 2019

Tusla involved in welfare plans for Lisa Smith's child, Taoiseach says

The former Defence Forces member who was married to an Islamic State fighter is due back in Ireland

# israel - Thursday 21 November, 2019

'It's a tainted investigation': Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction as he's indicted on fraud and bribery

The Israeli prime minister has called the allegations part of a witch-hunt.

# israel - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn

This comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington no longer considers them to be illegal.

# israel - Monday 18 November, 2019

US will no longer consider Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories illegal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the change in position today.

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Ireland U17s win again to finish first qualifying phase with 100% record

Colin O’Brien’s side put four goals past Israel this afternoon to secure another convincing win in Cork.

# israel - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Ceasefire called in Gaza after fresh violence sees 8 members of same family killed in air strike

The Palestinian health ministry said that the Abu Malhous family was killed in the Israeli air strike earlier this week.

# israel - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.

EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories

It follows a case taken by a French tribunal in 2016.

# israel - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government

Netanyahu said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition but the results showed that would not be possible.

# israel - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Israel left in suspense as exit polls predict deadlock in general election

Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning he will enter into negotiations to establish a “strong Zionist government”.

# israel - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

'Make Israel normal again': The stakes are high for Netanyahu in an unprecedented election

It’s the first time in Israeli history that two elections will be held in one year.

# israel - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Israel approves new West Bank settlement just days before election

The move was announced by Benjamin Netanyahu.

# israel - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Irish political parties condemn Netanyahu's pledge to annex West Bank territory Israel This post contains videos

Irish political parties condemn Netanyahu's pledge to annex West Bank territory

Tánaiste Simon Coveney described the move as a “dangerous political commitment”.

# israel - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if re-elected

A senior Palestinian official has said that Netanyahu’s plan destroys all chances of Israeli-Palestinian peace.

# israel - Monday 2 September, 2019

Concerns grow as tensions rise between Israel and Hezbollah

Israel and Hezbollah have exchanged fire along the Lebanese border.

# israel - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Gaza on 'state of alert' after three policemen killed by reported ISIS bombers

The police officers died at checkpoints last night.

# israel - Thursday 22 August, 2019

# israel - Friday 16 August, 2019

Israel backtracks to allow Rashida Tlaib enter the country, but how can it block US congresswomen?

As it stands, Democrat Ilhan Omar has still been denied entry into the country.

# israel - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Israel bars two US congresswomen from entering country following Trump plea

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the move against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib necessary.

# israel - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

From The42 Irish striker Sheridan bags hat-trick for his new club Globetrotter This post contains videos

Irish striker Sheridan bags hat-trick for his new club

The well-travelled Cavan man was on form for Israeli side Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona last night.

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