The Musicians Union of Ireland called on its members to attend a protest at RTÉ, organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which called for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Israel this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Palestinian rights campaigners have protested outside RTÉ against the broadcaster’s decision to participate in this year’s Eurovision in Israel. A pe(...)

Singer-songwriter Sarah McTernan has been chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel in May. Photograph: Lili Forberg

Singer-songwriter Sarah McTernan has been chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel in May. M(...)

The Bill’s author, Independent Senator Frances Black, has called the settlements “a gross violation of international law”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has confirmed that it was lobbied by the US State Department, the US embassy in Dublin and the Israeli embassy in an effort to get the par(...)

 Palestinian farmer Muna al-Taneeb, from the West Bank, with Senator Frances Black outside Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/AP Images for Avaaz

A Bill prohibiting the importation of Israeli goods produced in settlements in the Palestinian territories has passed in the Seanad. The Control of (...)

Torture is impermissible in Europe, according to the European Convention on Human rights, signed in 1953 and now adhered to by the 47 members of the C(...)

 Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN said: ‘No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.’ Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has praised Israel for showing “restraint” in its response to protests in Gaza, as she addressed the U(...)

US ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: embassy move  has been condemned by Palestinians who claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. It  has prompted worldwide protests and has met widespread international criticism. Photograph: Abir Sultan

Less than a week after he withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, US president Donald Trump ignited political chaos in the Middle East as Gaza erupted in(...)

A worker hangs a road sign directing to the US embassy in Jerusalem earlier this month. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Ireland should join the US and move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, Israeli government has said. American officials are in Jerusalem for Monday’s (...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson speaking to the press before   a meeting of EU foreign ministers  in Brussels on Monday, March 19th. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

When EU foreign ministers met on Monday the UK, in the form of foreign secretary Boris Johnson, turned up to look for a bit of solidarity over the Sa(...)

US president Donald Trump and  Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sharpened his rhetoric towards Palestinians on Thursday, threatening to withdraw aid from the region if the Palestinian lead(...)

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