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Publicity shot: Cllr Leo Varadkar running in Dublin West for Fine Gael in the 2007 general election.

February 23rd, 1999 Mary O’Rourke’s outburst reveals either a breathtaking ignorance of European law and politics or, worse still, a calculated an(...)

Workers build a new section of the wall dividing Israel from the West Bank, close to the southern kibbutz of Lahav. Photograph: Jack  Guez/AFP/Getty

As Israel marks the 50th anniversary of its occupation of the West Bank, for a third generation of Palestinians the occupation is the only reality the(...)

US president Donald Trump receives a Book of Psalms from Shmuel Rabinovitch, as Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, looks on, during a visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump, arriving in Israel on Monday from Saudi Arabia, declared his visit a “rare opportunity to bring security and peace” to the (...)

Palestinians hold pictures of their relatives, jailed in Israeli prisons, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA/

More than 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners held in Israeli prisons have gone on hunger strike demanding better conditions. The prisoners, who lau(...)

 People Before Profit  candidate Eamonn McCann,    with  daughter Kitty Holland, in the Foyle constituency. Photograph:  Trevor McBride

In the immediate afterglow of People Before Profit’s historic electoral breakthrough last year, one of their two new members of the Stormont Assembly,(...)

A bulldozer demolishes a home in the recently evicted illegal Israeli settler outpost of Amona. Israel has passed a law retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The European Union has cancelled a top-level summit with Israel in response to a new law retroactively legalising some 4,000 settler homes built on pr(...)

Israeli police evicts settlers from  Amona, the largest of about 100 unauthorised outposts erected in the West Bank without formal permission but with tacit Israeli government support. Photograph: AP Photo/Oded Balilty

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has vowed to establish the first new West Bank settlement in more than two decades “as soon as possible” to (...)

 Amona, the largest West Bank outpost of Jewish settlers:     The community, which is home to 40 families, was left out of the Bill and is to be demolished on Christmas Day. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

The Israeli Knesset is expected on Wednesday to pass the first and second readings of a controversial Bill that will retroactively legalise thousands(...)

A Palestinian protester hurls a rock towards Israeli security forces during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel, on Friday in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near the city of Nablus in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A thirteen-year-old Palestinian girl tried to stab an Israeli security guard at a settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and was then shot dead (...)

Tensions rose last year when an Israeli foreign ministry spokesman called Brazil a ’diplomatic dwarf’ after Brasilia recalled its ambassador from Israel to protest the  military offensive in Gaza in July 2014. File photograph:  AP Photo/Hatem Moussa

Brazil’s reluctance to accept an Israeli ambassador who is a West Bank settler has set off a diplomatic crisis and led to a standoff with the Israeli (...)

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