Palestine

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with has Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Dublin last September. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The convening of a meeting of Arab and EU foreign ministers in Dublin yesterday to discuss the Middle East peace process appears to be a serious effor(...)

 Ross Merriman and Conor White of UCD’s law society go through to the ‘Irish Times’ Debate final. Photograph: Cailean Coffey

The second semi-final of The Irish Times Debate 2018-19 was an intensely competitive affair, as UCD’S law society team won out on a night when student(...)

 Israel has decided not  to extend the mandate of the international observer force in the West Bank city of Hebron. Photograph: EPA/Abed Al Hashlamoun

Palestinians have reacted angrily to Israel’s decision not to extend the mandate of the international observer force in the flashpoint West Bank city (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre) and Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Tensions between Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance have the capacity to bring the fragile edifice of the current Government down. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The latest spat between Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance, this time over Palestine, points up the fundamental instability of the Government. Aft(...)

A construction site in the Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev, in the occupied West Bank, in 2016. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The Dáil made an important declaration of Ireland’s opposition to Israel’s illegal settlements this week when it voted to approve a Bill that would ba(...)

Wholesaler Justin Leonard: ‘You would be very hard pushed to actually find Israeli products in the fruit and veg market here.’ File photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Customers at Dublin’s Smithfield fruit and vegetable market, would be “very hard pushed” to find produce imported from Israel, according to Justin Leo(...)

Israeli soldiers stand guard as Israeli bulldozers demolish walls on a Palestinian land near the West Bank city of Yatta, south of Hebron on  January 23rd. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun

Irish ambassador to Israel Alison Kelly has been warned of “serious consequences” for Irish-Israel relations and Dublin’s standing in the region if th(...)

Construction workers at the site of a school funded by the US United States Agency for International Development  in the Palestinian village of Al-Jabaa, 15km  southwest of Bethlehem. Photograph:  Hazem Bader/AFP

US funding for Palestinian security agencies could end next week when legislation goes into effect enabling US citizens whose relatives were killed or(...)

Forensic police officers investigate an abandoned car alleged to have been used by militants in the dusitD2 attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan bomb disposal experts have found and safely detonated an explosive left over from the extremist attack on a Nairobi luxury hotel and office com(...)

It was not clear how the lion escaped the area that was supposed to be locked. File photograph: Getty Images

A lion killed a young worker at a wildlife conservatory after it got loose from a locked space, the centre in North Carolina said. Alexandra Black (2(...)

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