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Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees
# Mahmoud Abbas Visit
# Mahmoud Abbas Visit

Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees

Updated Sep 22nd 2018, 5:30 PM 30,675 Views 151 Comments

Mahmoud Abbas met President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney today.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to visit Ireland next weekend
# Stopover
# Stopover

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to visit Ireland next weekend

Sep 16th 2018, 1:00 PM 15,260 Views 110 Comments

He’ll visit Ireland ahead of his trip to the UN General Assembly in New York.

Arab leaders 'denounce and condemn' Trump's stance on Jerusalem amid violent protests
# Palestine
# Palestine

Arab leaders 'denounce and condemn' Trump's stance on Jerusalem amid violent protests

Dec 10th 2017, 8:17 AM 9,164 Views 44 Comments

Ministers are demanding the US reverses its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court

Dec 31st 2014, 8:25 PM 14,013 Views 47 Comments

Benjamin Netanyahu called Israel’s soldiers “the most moral army in the world”.

Israel won't let Gerry Adams into Gaza
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israel won't let Gerry Adams into Gaza

Dec 5th 2014, 11:44 AM 18,188 Views 211 Comments

The Sinn Féin president was denied access by Israeli authorities.

Israeli and Palestinian leaders agree to Pope's attempt to revive peace talks
# Middle East
# Middle East

Israeli and Palestinian leaders agree to Pope's attempt to revive peace talks

May 25th 2014, 12:57 PM 4,488 Views 17 Comments

Pope Francis has invited Mahmoud Abbas Shimon Peres to the Vatican.

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

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

Apr 28th 2013, 12:15 PM 16 Views 49 Comments

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.

PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza - the first since 2007
# Palestinian
# Palestinian

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

Jan 4th 2013, 7:28 PM 4,944 Views 14 Comments

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

Pics: In fiery speech, Hamas chief says he will cede no land to Israel
# Hamas
# Hamas

Pics: In fiery speech, Hamas chief says he will cede no land to Israel

Dec 8th 2012, 3:54 PM 5,649 Views 34 Comments

Tens of thousands of people attended a rally in the Gaza Strip to mark the 25th anniversary of Hamas and the return from exile of its political leader, Khaled Meshaal.

UN vote on Palestine should see 'substantive peace negotiations' - Tánaiste
# Palestine
# Palestine

UN vote on Palestine should see 'substantive peace negotiations' - Tánaiste

Nov 30th 2012, 10:47 AM 2,971 Views 24 Comments

The general assembly last night voted overwhelmingly to give Palestine non-member observer state status.

Swiss lab to analyse Arafat remains for radioactive poisoning
# Suspicions
# Suspicions

Swiss lab to analyse Arafat remains for radioactive poisoning

Aug 24th 2012, 11:16 AM 4,309 Views 8 Comments

A nine-month investigation by Al Jazeera found elevated levels of polonium on some of Arafat’s belongings. Was he poisoned?

Clinton holds 'productive' talks with Palestinian leader
# Palestine
# Palestine

Clinton holds 'productive' talks with Palestinian leader

Jul 6th 2012, 5:36 PM 2,181 Views 9 Comments

Clinton met with Abbas on the sidelines of a Friends of Syria meeting in Paris. Eamon Gilmore was also in attendance.

Palestinian PM pulls out planned meeting with Netanyahu
# Middle East
# Middle East

Palestinian PM pulls out planned meeting with Netanyahu

Apr 17th 2012, 9:04 PM 1,490 Views 6 Comments

Salam Fayyad was due to hold what would have been the highest-level talks between the sides in two years.

Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza
# Middle East
# Middle East

Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza

Jan 28th 2012, 11:39 AM 1,246 Views 46 Comments

The Tánaiste and Foreign Minister is due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later today.

Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East

Jan 27th 2012, 9:14 AM 1,102 Views 18 Comments

The Tánaiste will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his four day visit.

Talks break down between Israel and Palestine
# Middle East
# Middle East

Talks break down between Israel and Palestine

Jan 25th 2012, 7:33 PM 1,424 Views 13 Comments

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said the talks had ended without any breakthrough.

Quartet to meet this weekend in bid to revive Middle East peace talks
# Middle East
# Middle East

Quartet to meet this weekend in bid to revive Middle East peace talks

Oct 7th 2011, 5:51 PM 85 Views 1 Comment

The meeting comes amid international pressure to reach a peace deal following Palestine’s request for UN recognition as a state last month.

Israeli government approves 1,100 new homes in east Jerusalem
# East Jerusalem
# East Jerusalem

Israeli government approves 1,100 new homes in east Jerusalem

Sep 27th 2011, 3:13 PM 300 Views 13 Comments

The move is sure to heighten tensions, which are already high following a Palestinian move last week to seek United Nations membership.

Live: World leaders address the UN General Assembly
# Palestine
# Palestine

Live: World leaders address the UN General Assembly

Sep 23rd 2011, 6:50 PM 340 Views 4 Comments

Earlier, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas outlined his country’s case for statehood.

Palestinian leader set for historic claim of statehood
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestinian leader set for historic claim of statehood

Sep 23rd 2011, 7:29 AM 533 Views 45 Comments

Mahmoud Abbas will today formally apply for full recognition for Palestine from the United Nations.

Obama: Middle East peace will not come through UN resolutions
# UN
# UN

Obama: Middle East peace will not come through UN resolutions

Sep 21st 2011, 5:33 PM 373 Views 28 Comments

President Barack Obama says it is the Israelis and Palestinians – and not the US – that must agree on the issues that divide them.

Obama to urge Abbas to drop bid for Palestinian statehood
# Palestine
# Palestine

Obama to urge Abbas to drop bid for Palestinian statehood

Sep 21st 2011, 8:56 AM 322 Views 16 Comments

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will present a letter to the UN Security Council later, seeking recognition for an independent state.

Palestinians get Arab League boost for UN drive
# Middle East
# Middle East

Palestinians get Arab League boost for UN drive

Jul 14th 2011, 5:11 PM 496 Views 25 Comments

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

Trouble ahead? Hamas rejects Fatah's nominee for Palestinian prime minister, complicating unity deal
# Palestine
# Palestine

Trouble ahead? Hamas rejects Fatah's nominee for Palestinian prime minister, complicating unity deal

Jun 12th 2011, 4:34 PM 150 Views 1 Comment

Efforts to reconcile the two previously warring factions from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank have been hit once more by this latest setback.

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

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

Jun 6th 2011, 12:08 PM 238 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 4th 2011, 5:05 PM 300 Views 0 Comments

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

Palestinians hope to defy Obama and seek UN recognition for state
# Middle East
# Middle East

Palestinians hope to defy Obama and seek UN recognition for state

May 24th 2011, 10:03 AM 273 Views 0 Comments

The US is likely to veto it, but Palestine may still proceed with ambitious plans to seek full membership of the United Nations.

Palestinians postpone local elections until October
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestinians postpone local elections until October

May 17th 2011, 3:28 PM 157 Views 0 Comments

President Mahmoud Abbas says elections won’t be held in July to allow reconciliation between the Fatah movement and the Hamas group, who are working on forming a unity government.

Fatah and Hamas proclaim landmark reconciliation pact
# Palestine
# Palestine

Fatah and Hamas proclaim landmark reconciliation pact

May 4th 2011, 8:45 PM 565 Views 0 Comments

The pact aims to end the bitter four-year rift between the rival Palestinian factions – however, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the agreement is a “tremendous blow for peace”.

Palestinian factions agree to reconciliation deal
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestinian factions agree to reconciliation deal

May 3rd 2011, 9:12 PM 472 Views 0 Comments

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 rejects Palestinian government with Hamas

Israel rejects Palestinian government with Hamas

Apr 28th 2011, 8:40 PM 651 Views 0 Comments

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 considering plans to build island off the coast of Gaza Strip
# Gaza Island
# Gaza Island

Israel considering plans to build island off the coast of Gaza Strip

Mar 31st 2011, 3:25 PM 717 Views 0 Comments

The island would cost billions and take years to construct but would protect Israeli security, according to the country’s government.

Palestinian cabinet quits ahead of anticipated reshuffle
# Middle East
# Middle East

Palestinian cabinet quits ahead of anticipated reshuffle

Feb 14th 2011, 3:21 PM 366 Views 0 Comments

Mahmoud Abbas accepts the resignation of Salam Fayyad’s cabinet – possibly prompted by the unrest in the region.

EU shelves recognition of Palestinian state
# Palestine
# Palestine

EU shelves recognition of Palestinian state

Dec 14th 2010, 6:29 PM 572 Views 0 Comments

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

US abandons demand for Israeli settlement freeze
# Middle East
# Middle East

US abandons demand for Israeli settlement freeze

Dec 8th 2010, 6:54 PM 254 Views 0 Comments

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

Abbas defers decision on Mid-East peace talks
# Middle East
# Middle East

Abbas defers decision on Mid-East peace talks

Sep 27th 2010, 7:57 PM 130 Views 0 Comments

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will consult with the Arab League over Israel’s decision to resume settlements.

Israel and Palestine continue peace talks in Egypt
# Middle East
# Middle East

Israel and Palestine continue peace talks in Egypt

Sep 14th 2010, 1:03 PM 255 Views 0 Comments

Hillary Clinton says the “time is ripe” for an agreement in the Middle East amid disputes over West Bank settlements.

World applauds Israel-Palestine talks – but Hamas promises retaliation
# Middle East
# Middle East

World applauds Israel-Palestine talks – but Hamas promises retaliation

Sep 3rd 2010, 11:46 AM 309 Views 0 Comments

International leaders welcome further Middle Eastern talks, but the militant wing of Hamas vows to continue attacks.

Israel and Palestine to resume direct talks
# Israel Palestine
# Israel Palestine

Israel and Palestine to resume direct talks

Aug 20th 2010, 5:36 PM 271 Views 0 Comments

After 18 months of diplomatic silence, Israel and Palestine are expected to resume direct talks next month.