Alison Kelly

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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(...)

Ireland and France have “a very similar view and approach towards supporting and progressing” the Middle East peace process, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Ireland may host a meeting of Arab and European foreign ministers aimed at relaunching the Middle East peace process as early as January 2019, offici(...)

John Lyndon of Alliance for Middle East Peace (Allmep): ‘We have never handed a worse set of variables to an emerging generation’

At first glance, John Lyndon’s mission to foster peace between Israelis and Palestinians might appear hopeless. But the 35-year-old Dubliner has no il(...)

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel should immediately close the embassy in Dublin.  Photograph: EPA/ Atef Safadi

Israel’s defence minister has called on his country to close its embassy in Dublin in response to the Seanad backing a Bill banning the import of good(...)

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.

Irish ambassador to Israel Alison Kelly met foreign ministry officials in Jerusalem on Thursday after being summoned to hear Israel’s displeasure at t(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin: “I have one message for the mayor,” Binyamin Netanyahu wrote on Facebook of Mícheál Mac Donncha. “You should be ashamed of yourself.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Lord Mayor of Dublin has denied being anti-Semitic after he was criticised by the Irish Jewish community and Israel’s prime minister for attending(...)

Clearly identified: The guidelines set out how   produce   from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are illegal under international law, should be labelled if they are sold in the EU. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Department of Foreign Affairs has contacted all Government departments asking them to publicise new European Union guidelines for labelling produ(...)

Wine bottles at a winery of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. The European Union have announced that goods from settlements –Jewish communities built in areas occupied by force in 1967 – must be specifically labelled, infuriating Israel.

Israel will reportedly summon Irish Ambassador Alison Kelly to its foreign ministry in Jerusalem for a reprimand over Ireland’s support for EU labe(...)