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# occupied-territories - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation
# Occupied Territories Bill
# Occupied Territories Bill

'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation

Jun 24th 2020, 2:03 PM 15,025 Views 38 Comments

The Occupied Territories Bill was dropped from the programme for government at the behest of Fine Gael.

# occupied-territories - Monday 15 June, 2020

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government
# Occupied Territories
# Occupied Territories

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 9:29 PM 16,863 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have repeatedly outlined their opposition to the Bill.

# occupied-territories - Thursday 23 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 1:11 PM 21,225 Views 113 Comments

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

# occupied-territories - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 19th 2019, 7:48 AM 11,880 Views 82 Comments

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

# occupied-territories - Monday 18 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 18th 2019, 8:43 PM 19,624 Views 64 Comments

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

# occupied-territories - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories
# Settlements
# Settlements

EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories

Nov 12th 2019, 1:34 PM 11,868 Views 35 Comments

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

# occupied-territories - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain
# Occupied Territories
# Occupied Territories

Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain

Updated Jan 24th 2019, 2:00 PM 34,969 Views 120 Comments

The government lost by 75 votes to 45 votes, with three abstentions.

# occupied-territories - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 8:30 AM 13,828 Views 93 Comments

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

# occupied-territories - Thursday 19 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 19th 2014, 1:00 PM 176 Views 66 Comments

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

# occupied-territories - Friday 30 August, 2013

Govt warns Irish citizens: You may want to get out of the Middle East
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Govt warns Irish citizens: You may want to get out of the Middle East

Aug 30th 2013, 10:07 PM 15,273 Views 58 Comments

Irish citizens in Lebanon “may wish to reconsider their need to remain in the country at this time”.

# occupied-territories - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation
# Tensions
# Tensions

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation

Nov 18th 2012, 10:55 AM 5,556 Views 163 Comments

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning that Israel is “extracting a heavy price from Hamas and the terror organisations”.