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#Middle East

# middle-east - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?

May 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,672 Views 29 Comments

Civilians who have survived the latest round of violence deserve better, writes Lee.

# middle-east - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel

May 23rd 2021, 8:30 AM 24,932 Views 34 Comments

Our columnist looks at the might of US policy when it comes to Israel and asks if things are changing.

# middle-east - Friday 21 May, 2021

Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent

May 21st 2021, 7:45 PM 81,286 Views 121 Comments

The broadcaster says Ireland’s words of support for Palestinians are welcome but must now be backed up by action.

# middle-east - Thursday 20 May, 2021

A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'
# Opinion
# Opinion

A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'

May 20th 2021, 7:58 PM 13,447 Views 7 Comments

Rana Abdallah says the people of Gaza just want their children to live in peace.

# middle-east - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Opinion: The story of Palestine - over a century of national struggle
# Middle East
# Middle East

Opinion: The story of Palestine - over a century of national struggle

May 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 22,604 Views 63 Comments

Trinity adjunct professor Yaser Alashqar looks at the long struggle of the Palestinians in the shadow of Israel’s power.

# middle-east - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict
# Middle East Violence
# Middle East Violence

'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict

May 18th 2021, 7:45 AM 35,715 Views 53 Comments

Activists Anna Garbar and Rawan Odeh speak to journalist Hannah McCarthy.

# middle-east - Thursday 13 May, 2021

'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting
# Gaza
# Gaza

'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting

May 13th 2021, 1:08 PM 41,925 Views 91 Comments

Ambassador Ophir Kariv labelled the contributions as “totally destructive”.

# middle-east - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action
# Palestinian Territories
# Palestinian Territories

Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action

May 2nd 2021, 10:30 AM 22,711 Views 70 Comments

Chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign Fatin Al Tamimi says international governments cannot ignore Israeli settlements any longer.

# middle-east - Monday 8 March, 2021

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
# Iraq
# Iraq

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

Mar 8th 2021, 9:41 AM 8,177 Views 7 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

# middle-east - Monday 4 January, 2021

Celtic insist controversial Dubai trip was approved by Scottish government
# Middle East
From The42
# Middle East

Celtic insist controversial Dubai trip was approved by Scottish government

Jan 4th 2021, 10:51 PM 10,501 Views 10 Comments

Neil Lennon and his Hoops squad flew out to the Middle East on Saturday for a warm-weather training camp.

# middle-east - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah

Sep 5th 2020, 6:00 PM 25,393 Views 51 Comments

Sir Ivor Roberts warns of the dangers of a stronger Hezbollah in Lebanon and urges Ireland and the EU to take a tougher stance against the group.

# middle-east - Monday 8 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 8th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,830 Views 75 Comments

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

# middle-east - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Saudi Arabia makes move to abolish death penalty for minors
# Middle East
# Middle East

Saudi Arabia makes move to abolish death penalty for minors

Apr 26th 2020, 6:37 PM 30,553 Views 80 Comments

The decision follows another ordering judges to end the practice of flogging.

# middle-east - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Opinion: A vote for change in Ireland, a welcome vote for Palestinians
# Middle East
# Middle East

Opinion: A vote for change in Ireland, a welcome vote for Palestinians

Feb 22nd 2020, 6:15 AM 16,130 Views 105 Comments

Palestinians are heartened by the stance of most Irish parties on the occupied territories, writes Mona Sabella.

# middle-east - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 28th 2020, 7:36 AM 10,548 Views 38 Comments

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

# middle-east - Monday 27 January, 2020

Irish striker Anthony Stokes' move to Iranian league leaders confirmed
# We Go Again
From The42
# We Go Again

Irish striker Anthony Stokes' move to Iranian league leaders confirmed

Jan 27th 2020, 11:20 AM 11,314 Views 16 Comments

Persepolis FC comes as the Dubliner’s fifth club since January 2018.

Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran
# Mahshahr
# Mahshahr

Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran

Jan 27th 2020, 9:58 AM 30,633 Views 29 Comments

No major injuries were reported after the plane apparently lost its landing gear.

# middle-east - Thursday 9 January, 2020

USA international leaves Ajax training camp in Qatar over military tensions in Middle East
# Not Happy
From The42
# Not Happy

USA international leaves Ajax training camp in Qatar over military tensions in Middle East

Jan 9th 2020, 12:20 PM 7,771 Views 1 Comment

Sergino Dest says he doesn’t feel comfortable and has requested to leave.

# middle-east - Monday 6 January, 2020

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'
# Crisis
# Crisis

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'

Jan 6th 2020, 4:04 PM 8,680 Views 22 Comments

Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.

# middle-east - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Iraqi parliament passes motion to expel US military from country following Qasem Soleimani killing
# Fire And Fury
# Fire And Fury

Iraqi parliament passes motion to expel US military from country following Qasem Soleimani killing

Updated Jan 5th 2020, 2:45 PM 46,317 Views 121 Comments

Pro-Iran factions have ramped up pressure on US forces in Iraq since Friday’s drone strike.

# middle-east - Friday 3 January, 2020

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

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

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 10:03 AM 44,172 Views 62 Comments

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

# middle-east - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq
# Troops
# Troops

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq

Jan 1st 2020, 8:32 AM 19,728 Views 39 Comments

Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.

# middle-east - Friday 22 November, 2019

Prince Andrew cancels trip to Middle East amid backlash to BBC interview
# Duke Of York
# Duke Of York

Prince Andrew cancels trip to Middle East amid backlash to BBC interview

Nov 22nd 2019, 7:14 AM 15,720 Views 27 Comments

The Duke of York was set to travel as part of his Pitch@Palace project for tech entrepreneurs.

# middle-east - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Oct 30th 2019, 2:45 PM 26,626 Views 25 Comments

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

# middle-east - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Updated Oct 27th 2019, 1:32 PM 42,152 Views 135 Comments

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

# middle-east - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Off-duty Israeli soldier found dead with stab wounds in occupied West Bank
# Flashpoint
# Flashpoint

Off-duty Israeli soldier found dead with stab wounds in occupied West Bank

Aug 8th 2019, 2:12 PM 10,554 Views 41 Comments

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called it a “terrorist” attack and reinforcements have been sent.

# middle-east - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia
# Veto
# Veto

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Jul 30th 2019, 7:35 AM 16,531 Views 24 Comments

Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.

# middle-east - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed
# Tensions
# Tensions

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed

Jun 25th 2019, 8:26 AM 23,038 Views 73 Comments

Sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader were brought in yesterday.

# middle-east - Sunday 23 June, 2019

US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing
# Middle East
# Middle East

US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing

Jun 23rd 2019, 12:59 PM 22,550 Views 63 Comments

The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Washington Post.

# middle-east - Friday 14 June, 2019

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker
# Middle East
# Middle East

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Jun 14th 2019, 7:48 AM 29,523 Views 81 Comments

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

# middle-east - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Up to 60 Palestinians wounded during protests to mark anniversary of creation of Israel
# Nakba Protest
# Nakba Protest

Up to 60 Palestinians wounded during protests to mark anniversary of creation of Israel

May 15th 2019, 7:33 PM 8,650 Views 105 Comments

The demonstrations came two weeks after a ceasefire was announced in the region.

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq
# Gulf Wars
# Gulf Wars

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

May 15th 2019, 11:23 AM 13,455 Views 28 Comments

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

# middle-east - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Baby killed as Israel launches air strikes after rockets fired from Gaza
# Middle East
# Middle East

Baby killed as Israel launches air strikes after rockets fired from Gaza

May 4th 2019, 5:32 PM 11,986 Views 127 Comments

The Hamas rocket launches come as tensions in the region have ratcheted upwards.

# middle-east - Monday 25 March, 2019

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights
# Middle East
# Middle East

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

Mar 25th 2019, 5:36 PM 10,690 Views 69 Comments

The move breaks with decades of international consensus against Israel’s claims.

# middle-east - Monday 11 March, 2019

Algerian president to drop bid for fifth term in office following weeks of protests against his candidacy
# Abdelaziz Bouteflika
# Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algerian president to drop bid for fifth term in office following weeks of protests against his candidacy

Mar 11th 2019, 8:14 PM 5,495 Views 3 Comments

Thousands have taken to the streets in recent weeks against the 82 year-old’s bid for another term in office.

# middle-east - Friday 23 November, 2018

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'
# Middle East
# Middle East

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'

Nov 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 28,582 Views 50 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# middle-east - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year
# Middle East
# Middle East

Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year

Nov 17th 2018, 1:00 PM 11,291 Views 94 Comments

The Tánaiste also said Ireland could be forced in to recognising the State of Palestine.

# middle-east - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Saudi stocks plunge after Donald Trump threatens 'severe punishment' over journalist's disappearance
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi stocks plunge after Donald Trump threatens 'severe punishment' over journalist's disappearance

Oct 14th 2018, 11:06 AM 19,172 Views 40 Comments

A Turkish newspaper has reported that officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

# middle-east - Monday 27 August, 2018

Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Middle East, defence minister says
# Missiles
# Missiles

Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Middle East, defence minister says

Aug 27th 2018, 9:57 PM 11,610 Views 61 Comments

“The project for setting up a precision rocket and missile system is underway.”

# middle-east - Friday 8 June, 2018

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza
# Tensions
# Tensions

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza

Jun 8th 2018, 12:14 PM 10,137 Views 90 Comments

Coveney has previously said that it is time for the international community to act to save Gaza.

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