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# israeli - Monday 14 January, 2019

Controversial 'McJesus' sculpture causes outrage and protests by Israeli Christians

Hundreds of Christians have called for the for the removal of the sculpture.

# israeli - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Israeli firm selling bulletproof backpacks in US in wake of Parkland school massacre

Nikolas Cruz allegedly killed 17 people on 14 February in his former high school in Parkland, Florida.

# israeli - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Palestinian gunman kills three Israeli guards at West Bank settlement

The incident comes nearly two years after a wave of unrest broke out.

# israeli - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Israeli activists taunt Palestinian hunger strikers by having barbecue outside prison

“The idea was to break them, make them hungry,” said a spokesperson for the group.

# israeli - Friday 1 January, 2016

Two dead and five injured after gunman opens fire in Israel

Police units are searching Tel Aviv for the suspect.

# israeli - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Palestinian toddler burned to death in 'settler' arson attack

The attack happened yesterday and also critically wounded the toddler’s parents and brother.

# israeli - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

An almost-Irish candidate could be set to become the next Prime Minister of Israel

Polls have opened in more than 10,000 stations around the country.

# israeli - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Video shows Jewish journalist spat at and insulted as he walks through Paris Ten Hours This post contains videos

Video shows Jewish journalist spat at and insulted as he walks through Paris

The video was filmed in a similar fashion to the popular “10 hours of walking in NYC as…” videos to show what Jews living in Paris face.

# israeli - Friday 5 December, 2014

Israel won't let Gerry Adams into Gaza

The Sinn Féin president was denied access by Israeli authorities.

# israeli - Friday 3 October, 2014

Sweden to recognise a new Palestinian state

It has not been confirmed if parliamentary approval is needed.

# israeli - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today

TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today

Expect some very pointed questions…

# israeli - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Amnesty accuses Israeli army of "deliberate attacks" on Gaza health workers

The organisation says that it has received “harrowing descriptions” of the “utterly impossible situation”.

# israeli - Friday 20 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Penguins living together at Israeli Zoo discovered to be 'lesbians' Love Is Love

Penguins living together at Israeli Zoo discovered to be 'lesbians'

Staff had assumed Suki and Chupchikoni were a male and female pair.

# israeli - 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.

# israeli - Friday 16 November, 2012

Eamon Gilmore calls for end to Gaza violence

Israel agreed to suspend its offensive in the Gaza Strip while the Egyptian Prime Minister paid a visit to the area but they did not respect the temporary lull and killed a further two people.

# israeli - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Iran 'says it is not involved in Bulgarian bombing'

Iran’s state TV is rejecting accusations of Tehran’s involvement in the bombing, which killed seven yesterday.

# israeli - 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.

# israeli - Monday 12 September, 2011

Column: Why peace has eluded the Middle East

Dr David Abrahamson feels the portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian impasse is imperfect – and that neighbouring Arab countries have fostered the hope of a Palestinian state by refusing to absorb refugees.

# israeli - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Israel retaliates with strikes on Gaza, six reported dead

A total of four attacks are reported to have been carried out near the southern Israeli city of Eilat, while a later air strike has killed the chief of a Palestinian faction.

# israeli - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Michael D Higgins says previous support for Ezra Nawi was a "human rights issue"

Higgins and Senator Mark Daly “did not know” of Norris ex-partner’s rape conviction when they backed David Norris in a 2009 Oireachtas Joint Committee motion for support of Nawi in Israeli defence forces’ attack claim.

# israeli - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Protest ship headed for Gaza but how will Israel react?

A protest ship, carrying no aid, is headed for the Hamas-run territory. Israel has said it will stop any attempt to breach its sea blockade of Gaza.

# israeli - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Minister questions need for Gaza flotilla

Alan Shatter said the aid mission was a political protest.

# israeli - Friday 24 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Jewish court 'did not condemn dog to death' by stoning Animal Antics

Jewish court 'did not condemn dog to death' by stoning

Reports of the ruling by an ultra-orthodox Jewish church have been dismissed by court.

# israeli - Saturday 18 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In today’s Fix: Irish woman dies in Australian road accident; Adams calls for united Ireland; Ireland’s social network obsession; Norris targets the quilters; and Niland’s Wimbledon dream.

From The Daily Edge Dog condemned to death by stoning Animal Antics

Dog condemned to death by stoning

Judges in Israel thought the dog was a reincarnation of a deceased, cursed lawyer.

# israeli - Sunday 15 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In today’s Fix: The head of the IMF charged with attempted rape; Arrests aboard a Ryanair flight to Dublin; Tragedy strikes Waterford communion celebration; Violence on the Israeli/Syrian border; and Enda on the Queen’s impending visit.

# israeli - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

AN ARAB MAN convicted of rape because he pretended to be a Jew, has received a reprieve against his prison sentence, according to the BBC News.

Sabbar Kashur, 30 was found guilty of “rape by deception” despite having consensual sex with an Israeli woman. Kashur was last month sentenced to 18-months in jail.

Now, the High Court in Israel has granted Kashur 18-months leave in order to appeal against his sentence. Kashur had been under house arrest but has since been released.

The sentence caused outcry in Israel and incredulity in the Arab world. Allegations of racism and paternalism were made against the judges who ruled that it was their duty to protect “the sanctity of the bodies and souls” of innocent victims against criminals.

Kashur, from east Jerusalem Palestine is married with two children, but met the woman by chance in Jerusalem. He told her he was a Jewish bachelor, seeking a long term relationship. 10 minutes later the two were having sex on the roof of a deserted building.

Kashur said he was also considering the possibility of a civil lawsuit against the woman at a later date.

A FACEBOOK GROUP entitled “The invasion of Jews in Midleton” has caused controversy abroad. The facebook group featured in this morning’s Jerusalem Post. The paper said the page “appeared online earlier this week, using words and images that could easily be construed as anti-Semitic.”

The page notes the growing presence of Orthodox Jews in Midleton, Co Cork. There is a link to the song “Throw the Jew Down the Well” – which features in the Sacha Baron Cohen movie Borat.

The profile photo for the page contains a picture of an ultra-Orthodox Jew bending down in an awkward position in the street with the caption “Jew Jitsu.”

Yesterday the page had just over 380 “likes” but the number has since grown to over 410 despite the outrage of some Facebook users.

Uri Gobey wrote “it is a form of racism and creates hate speech…Currently a lot of Jews and Israelis travel to Ireland but if they feel threatened by things like this, they may not bother coming there any more, this also damages your countries tourism market”

The group also appeared on an Israeli blog that lists cites full of  “anti-Israel / hate speech”. The blog owner is encouraging users to report the page to Facebook. A number of other Irish groups are also listed on the blog – Boycott all Israeli products in IrelandBoycott Israel and Israeli business in Ireland.

# israeli - Monday 26 July, 2010

LESS THAN A FORTNIGHT after finding itself embroiled in an ethical dispute over the Raoul Moat manhunt, Facebook has now landed itself in more hot water – this time over the Middle Eastern conflict.

The Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet (PRRN) – a research group set up to find solutions to the humanitarian problems in the Middle East – tried to create an official ‘Page’ for itself on the site, but was given an automated message saying its name was blocked.

When it tried alternative phrasings of the name, it narrowed down the word ‘Palestinian’ as violating Facebook’s guidelines or being “a word or phrase that is blocked to prevent the creation of unofficial or otherwise prohibited Pages”.

Rex Brynen of PRRN, in a blog entry outlining his difficulty in setting up the page, wrote:

Perhaps it’s an even-handed attempt to reduce Middle East tensions online? Well, even-handed it’s not, since Israeli Refugee ResearchNet works fine.

Are Palestinians the only group so blocked from making pages? Well, not really… after a little fiddling around, I discovered that al-Qaida Refugee ResearchNet and Nazi Refugee ResearchNet are filtered too.

Brynen points out that the Palestinian region is recognised by the UN, and is formally recognised by the United States – and thus asks why the region is classed in a similar manner to a terrorist group and war-mongering government.

Even more confusingly, the issue refers only to Pages, and does not seem to apply to groups.

As Gawker notes, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has previously spoken of Facebook’s potential to help people in the Middle East connect with the western world’s hope for peace in the region.

Such efforts are obviously undermined, however, by having the word ‘Palestinian’ considered offensive, while ‘Israeli’ isn’t.