Jared Kushner during a briefing at the White House. “The work President Trump has done in the Middle East has been very underrated, particularly when you consider what had happened in the previous eight years.” Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The White House has urged other Arab and Muslim states to follow the United Arab Emirates’ lead and open diplomatic relations with Israel, following a(...)

A protester holds a placard supporting BDS (the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement) in Paris in 2015. Photograph:   Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Seven judges at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, presided over by Irishwoman Síofra O’Leary, have overturned a conviction by France’s(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland is stepping up efforts to secure a seat on the UN Security Council next year ahead of a key vote on June 17th. Tánaiste Simon Coveney has int(...)

Senator Frances Black: “We have an opportunity; we can show leadership.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The future of a proposed ban on the importation of Israeli goods produced in Palestinian territories has emerged as a sticking point in the talks on g(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: Israeli visit is his first international trip since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo will make his first international trip since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic when he visits Israel on Wedne(...)

Juliet Casey teaches a ballet class in Aida Camp, Bethlehem.

Juliet Casey is originally from Walkinstown, Dublin, but now teaches ballet in Palestine. * When did you leave Ireland? I left Ireland at 17, leaving(...)

Outdoor gym by the sea:  Israel’s health ministry urges people not to leave their homes except to seek “vital needs and services”. Photograph: Corinna Kern

The Israeli government began deploying mobile phone-monitoring technology against coronavirus on Tuesday and urged people not to leave home unless nec(...)

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland plans to write to every member of the new Dáil and Seanad to highlight the risk of anti-Semitism. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The  Irish Times

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland plans to write to every member of the new Dáil and Seanad to highlight the risk of anti-Semitism in publi(...)

High representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy Josep Borrell: has compared Israel’s annexations to Russia’s actions in Crimea. Photograph:  Christof Stache

Pressure is growing within the EU to issue a pre-emptive warning to Israel against its expected unilateral implementation of the Trump peace plan by p(...)

An Israeli gate in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank: blacklist includes Motorola, Airbnb, Trip Advisor, Expedia and Booking.com as well as Israeli businesses. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged to “fight this with all our might” after the United Nations published a list of 112 companies that d(...)

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