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# west-bank - Friday 6 November, 2020

Coveney says Israel's destruction of Palestinian village a 'brutal and violent act'
# West Bank
# West Bank

Coveney says Israel's destruction of Palestinian village a 'brutal and violent act'

Nov 6th 2020, 1:44 PM 22,476 Views 48 Comments

Israel’s army demolished the homes of nearly 80 Palestinian Bedouins in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

# west-bank - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Israeli army destroys Palestinian village in Jordan Valley
# West Bank
# West Bank

Israeli army destroys Palestinian village in Jordan Valley

Nov 4th 2020, 3:13 PM 55,920 Views 42 Comments

Nearly 80 people have been left homeless, according to officials.

# west-bank - 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 21,561 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.

# west-bank - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Israel prime minister 'confident' Trump will support West Bank annexation
# Benjamin Netanyahu
# Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Apr 26th 2020, 8:30 PM 26,943 Views 113 Comments

Israeli annexation of West Bank territory would be highly controversial.

# west-bank - 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 21,198 Views 113 Comments

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

# west-bank - 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 10,540 Views 38 Comments

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

# west-bank - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles
# Opinion
# Opinion

Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles

Dec 21st 2019, 7:15 AM 24,151 Views 77 Comments

Oisín McConville writes about his recent trip to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.

# west-bank - 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 11,877 Views 83 Comments

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

# west-bank - Thursday 19 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 19th 2019, 8:58 AM 8,102 Views 45 Comments

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

# west-bank - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Israel approves new West Bank settlement just days before election
# Benjamin Netanyahu
# Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel approves new West Bank settlement just days before election

Sep 15th 2019, 5:10 PM 10,855 Views 42 Comments

The move was announced by Benjamin Netanyahu.

# west-bank - 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 10,532 Views 41 Comments

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

# west-bank - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Airbnb reverses decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements
# Israel
# Israel

Airbnb reverses decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements

Apr 10th 2019, 9:05 PM 7,949 Views 24 Comments

The move came as a result of multiple lawsuits being filed by hosts against the company.

# west-bank - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Netanyahu vows to will annex settlements in West Bank if he's re-elected
# Occupied Lands
# Occupied Lands

Netanyahu vows to will annex settlements in West Bank if he's re-elected

Apr 7th 2019, 7:35 AM 14,169 Views 118 Comments

Israel goes to the polls on Tuesday.

# west-bank - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Israeli ambassador praises RTÉ's 'strong position' on Eurovision boycott calls
# Israeli Ambassador
# Israeli Ambassador

Israeli ambassador praises RTÉ's 'strong position' on Eurovision boycott calls

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:00 AM 25,240 Views 143 Comments

His comments come in the wake of renewed calls for RTÉ to sit out this year’s contest.

# west-bank - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Calls for Booking.com to follow Airbnb's move to remove Israeli West Bank settlement listings
# West Bank
# West Bank

Calls for Booking.com to follow Airbnb's move to remove Israeli West Bank settlement listings

Updated Nov 20th 2018, 9:08 PM 17,653 Views 74 Comments

Israel strongly denounced Airbnb’s decision and threatened legal action against the company.

# west-bank - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Palestinian mother-of-eight dies after West Bank stone throwing
# Aisha Mohammed Rabi
# Aisha Mohammed Rabi

Palestinian mother-of-eight dies after West Bank stone throwing

Oct 13th 2018, 12:25 PM 22,269 Views 75 Comments

She died in hospital from a head injury she sustained in the stone-throwing.

# west-bank - Saturday 22 September, 2018

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 30,515 Views 151 Comments

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

# west-bank - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Tánaiste: US decision to end aid to Palestinian refugee agency is 'shocking'
# Funding
# Funding

Tánaiste: US decision to end aid to Palestinian refugee agency is 'shocking'

Sep 1st 2018, 7:27 AM 12,223 Views 66 Comments

The US State Department said it was no longer willing to shoulder “the very disproportionate share of the burden”.

# west-bank - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat'

Aug 19th 2018, 8:45 AM 8,492 Views 47 Comments

The principal of the school used by Palestinian children in Susya makes a direct appeal to the Irish government to support them.

# west-bank - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Fifa to take action over Palestinan FA chief's Messi comment
# RETORT
From The42
# RETORT

Fifa to take action over Palestinan FA chief's Messi comment

Jun 14th 2018, 9:28 PM 12,201 Views 12 Comments

Jibril Rajoub had demanded that the Barcelona star not take part in the pre-World Cup friendly against Israel.

# west-bank - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Irish ambassador to Israel summoned by Netanyahu over Seanad bill
# Proposed Bill
# Proposed Bill

Irish ambassador to Israel summoned by Netanyahu over Seanad bill

Jan 31st 2018, 8:23 AM 21,945 Views 125 Comments

The bill seeks to prohibit trade in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

# west-bank - Sunday 21 January, 2018

'12 years late', Palestinians are about to get 3G for the very first time
# Changes
# Changes

'12 years late', Palestinians are about to get 3G for the very first time

Jan 21st 2018, 6:30 PM 11,275 Views 14 Comments

Palestinians will have access to 3G from Tuesday – years after much of the rest of the world began using it.

Mike Pence says US would support two-state solution between Palestine and Israel
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Mike Pence says US would support two-state solution between Palestine and Israel

Jan 21st 2018, 12:46 PM 8,432 Views 60 Comments

Pence is on the first leg of a three-country tour that includes stops in Jordan and Israel.

# west-bank - Friday 8 December, 2017

Violence worsens in Israel as thousands clash in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision
# West Bank
# West Bank

Violence worsens in Israel as thousands clash in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision

Dec 8th 2017, 8:41 AM 15,099 Views 103 Comments

The Israeli military has deployed hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank.

# west-bank - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Protests erupt in Palestine in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision
# West Bank
# West Bank

Protests erupt in Palestine in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision

Dec 7th 2017, 3:53 PM 12,934 Views 123 Comments

The Israeli military has deployed hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank, stoking fears of bloodshed in the region.

# west-bank - Friday 4 August, 2017

Two huge 'Banksy-like' Trump murals appear on West Bank barrier
# WALL OF ART
# WALL OF ART

Two huge 'Banksy-like' Trump murals appear on West Bank barrier

Aug 4th 2017, 10:02 PM 43,204 Views 72 Comments

The new graffiti is just a few meters from Banksy’s Palestinian hotel.

# west-bank - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Eight dead in violence after Israeli security at Jerusalem holy site sparks anger
# Simmering Tensions
# Simmering Tensions

Eight dead in violence after Israeli security at Jerusalem holy site sparks anger

Jul 23rd 2017, 1:12 PM 12,243 Views 135 Comments

The site is in east Jerusalem, annexed by Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War.

# west-bank - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Israel deploys more troops to West Bank as crisis continues to escalate
# Boiling Point
# Boiling Point

Israel deploys more troops to West Bank as crisis continues to escalate

Jul 22nd 2017, 11:56 AM 9,507 Views 121 Comments

The stabbing to death of three members of an Israeli family yesterday saw clashes erupt amid escalating tensions at the Holy Land’s most contested shrine.

# west-bank - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Ireland is giving €200,000 to support Palestinians in the West Bank
# West Bank
# West Bank

Ireland is giving €200,000 to support Palestinians in the West Bank

Jul 13th 2017, 4:31 PM 12,104 Views 129 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney arrived in Israel on Tuesday for a three-day visit to the Middle East.

# west-bank - Saturday 17 June, 2017

After 10 years of Hamas rule, Gaza deals with blackouts, poverty, and the constant threat of conflict
# The Strip
# The Strip

After 10 years of Hamas rule, Gaza deals with blackouts, poverty, and the constant threat of conflict

Jun 17th 2017, 8:45 AM 11,056 Views 62 Comments

The Islamist movement marked 10 years in power in Gaza on Thursday, 15 June.

# west-bank - Friday 31 March, 2017

'This does not advance peace': Israel announces first new settlement in West Bank for 20 years
# You Did What
# You Did What

'This does not advance peace': Israel announces first new settlement in West Bank for 20 years

Mar 31st 2017, 7:15 AM 11,861 Views 67 Comments

The Trump administration said the existence of settlements “was not in itself an impediment to peace”.

# west-bank - Friday 3 March, 2017

Banksy opens hotel in Israel... with 'worst view in the world'
# Walled Off
# Walled Off

Banksy opens hotel in Israel... with 'worst view in the world'

Mar 3rd 2017, 10:34 PM 31,621 Views 30 Comments

The secretive street artist opened the hotel which stands just four metres from the Separation Wall – with all rooms commanding the same view.

# west-bank - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Cave where priceless Dead Sea Scrolls were kept discovered in Judean desert
# Ten Commandments
# Ten Commandments

Cave where priceless Dead Sea Scrolls were kept discovered in Judean desert

Feb 9th 2017, 10:57 PM 31,762 Views 60 Comments

It’s thought the cave, one of 12 above the Dead Sea, was looted in the 1950s.

# west-bank - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel's new settlement law
# West Bank
# West Bank

Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel's new settlement law

Feb 7th 2017, 9:48 PM 10,113 Views 86 Comments

The EU’s foreign policy chief says it “crosses a new and dangerous threshold by legalising under Israeli law the seizure of Palestinian property rights”.

# west-bank - Thursday 2 February, 2017

For the first time in 20 years Israel will build a new settlement in the West Bank
# Disputed Territory
# Disputed Territory

For the first time in 20 years Israel will build a new settlement in the West Bank

Feb 2nd 2017, 3:00 PM 12,297 Views 155 Comments

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that new settlements would be created for the families.

# west-bank - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Israel announces 2,500 settler homes following Trump 'encouragement'
# West Bank
# West Bank

Israel announces 2,500 settler homes following Trump 'encouragement'

Jan 24th 2017, 5:42 PM 17,675 Views 126 Comments

It may be the largest number to have been given the green light since 2013.

# west-bank - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case
# Elor Azaria
# Elor Azaria

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case

Jan 4th 2017, 9:00 PM 31,935 Views 205 Comments

The killing was caught on video and deeply divided the country.

# west-bank - Friday 23 December, 2016

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements
# Security Council
# Security Council

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements

Dec 23rd 2016, 7:33 PM 14,716 Views 113 Comments

New Zealand had stepped in to replace a withdrawn Egyptian resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

# west-bank - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Settlements could see Israel thrown out of the World Cup
# West Bank
# West Bank

Settlements could see Israel thrown out of the World Cup

Oct 1st 2016, 7:15 AM 18,093 Views 110 Comments

Clubs play on the West Bank, considered occupied land.

# west-bank - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state
# West Bank
# West Bank

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state

Sep 22nd 2016, 8:50 PM 8,583 Views 93 Comments

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.

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