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Ireland advances bill criminalizing trade with Israeli settlements, E. Jerusalem

Ireland advances ‘The Occupied Territories Bill’ criminalizing trade with only the Jewish settlements in the disputed West Bank, with punishment of up to five years’ imprisonment or a fine of €250,000.

By i24NEWS


The Irish senate advanced in a second reading a bill that would make it a criminal offense to import or sell goods from various occupied territories, including Israeli settlements, punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment or a fine of €250,000.

The bill was passed in the senate by a vote of 25 to 20, but still needs to be approved by the House of Representatives before it becomes law. Continue Reading »

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins welcomes founder of BDS movement

Irish President Michael Higgins welcomed Omar Barghouti at a trade Union conference in Belfast, where the anti-Israel, BDS founder was the guest of honor.

By i24NEWS


Irish President Michael d. Higgins met on Thursday with the founder the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, Omar Barghouti, Ynet reported.

The meeting occurred at a trade Union conference in Belfast, where Barghouti was a guest of honor.

BDS victory against Israel….at the expense of the Palestinians

Barghouti was also received warmly in the city of Derry, which, earlier this year, adopted a BDS resolution.

Higgins has a long history of criticizing Israel.

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Irish lower house passes non-binding motion recognizing Palestine with Jerusalem as capital

The Irish gov’t said it will take such steps only if coordinated with Ireland’s allies in the EU. A gov’t source reported Dublin fears unilateral moves may be counter-productive.

By i24news



The Irish lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed a non-binding motion, proposed by the opposition calling on the parliament to recognize Palestine as a state.

Irish parliament – Photo courtesy: Wikipedia Commons

The motion calls on the government to “officially recognize the State of Palestine, on the basis of the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the capital, as established in UN resolutions, as a further positive contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Continue Reading »

Irish peacekeepers on Syria’s border SAVED by Israeli troops

Irish UN members of force serving in Syria would have been kidnapped or killed had it not been for Israel’s direct & thorough military intervention.

By and Reuters



Military intervention by the Israeli army saved the lives of Irish United Nations troops last week, Ireland’s Sunday Independent has established.

Irish observers

Irish members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force sitting on their armored vehicles in the Golan Heights as they wait to cross into Syrian-controlled territory, Sept. 28, 2014. – Photo: AFP

Talking to senior sources, the Independent reported that “Irish soldiers would have been killed or taken hostage by Islamist extremists if it wasn’t for the military intervention of the Israeli army during last week’s battle to save besieged UN soldiers.”

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Israeli produce in Ireland marked with yellow ‘Boycott’ sticker


Tesco supermarkets chain had BDS movement stickers on their Israeli products reading ‘For justice in Palestine – Boycott Israel’.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry : Yellow sticker – reminiscent of dark days of racism & incitement.

By Itamar Eichner

A pro-Israeli activist residing in Dublin, Ireland, was shocked this week when he discovered that a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) organization had taped yellow stickers on Israeli products reading “For justice in Palestine, Boycott Israel”.

Israeli dates in Ireland grocery store marked with yellow sticker

Israeli dates in Ireland grocery store marked with yellow sticker

Among the many items found carrying the yellow boycott sticker was a pack of dates from the Jordan Valley. Continue Reading »

Leaders from Israeli Arab communities learn fair policing techniques in Northern Ireland


The Abraham Fund Initiatives for Integration & Equality of Arab citizens organized a trip to N. Ireland for 15 Israeli-Arab community leaders.



The Abraham Fund Initiatives for the integration and equality of Arab citizens organized a trip last week for 15 Arab-Israeli community leaders to Northern Ireland, to learn from its police force.
Leaders watch work of local civilian ‘Advisory Committee’ to a N. Ireland police station commander

Leaders watch work of local civilian ‘Advisory Committee’ to a N. Ireland police station commander – Photo: Courtesy

The goal of the trip was to expose the Arab-Israeli participants to the drastic reforms that took place within the police of Northern Ireland which now provide more equitable services to the minority community.

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Irish EU Parliamentarian Calls for Arab Violence Against Israel


Irish EU representative faces criticism after suggesting that PA Arabs should resort to violence by starting a 3rd “Intifada” against Israel.

By Maayana Miskin



An Irish politician has caused outrage by urging Arabs to “rise up” against Israel in another “Intifada.”

European Union parliamentarian Paul Murphy said he does not believe that Israel is serious about the newly renewed diplomatic talks with the PA, and that what the PA needs is “a mass struggle from below.”

“There are many positive examples from the first intifada of mass protests, strikes and marches and checkpoints that I think would be ideal tactics to redevelop now,” he explained in an interview with Russia Today. Continue Reading »

Ireland leads opposition in having Hezbollah blacklisted by EU

Jerusalem officials accuse Ireland of heading EU opposition to having Hezbollah’s “military wing” rightly placed on continent’s blacklist.



Government officials in Jerusalem accused Ireland on Wednesday of leading opposition inside the EU to placing Hezbollah, or at least its “military wing,” on the European Union’s terrorist black list.

Hezbollah terrorists - Photo by EPA

Hezbollah terrorists – Photo by EPA

According to the officials, Ireland – which holds the EU’s rotating presidency – was supported in this position by Sweden and Finland at a working group on Tuesday that debated the issue.

A consensus of the EU’s 27 states will be needed to blacklist Hezbollah’s “military wing,” a move now even backed by Germany and France.

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Teachers Union of Ireland brands Israel ‘apartheid state’ & calls for boycott


Ireland’s Teachers Union passed a resolution urges all its members to cease all collaboration with the State of Israel.




The Teachers Union of Ireland has adopted a resolution in support of an academic and cultural boycott of Israel, which the union called an “apartheid state.”

Ireland-Palestine Solidarity protesters call for a boycott of Israel

From November 2012, protesters in Ireland call for a boycott of Israel following Israeli bombing of Gaza. – Photo: AP


The motion, passed unanimously on April 4 during the union’s annual congress, calls for “all members to cease all cultural and academic collaboration with Israel, including the exchange of scientists, students and academic personalities, as well as all cooperation in research programs,” according to a report on the website of the Center for Research of Globalization. Continue Reading »

Israeli embassy’s Facebook page posted Palestinians would ‘lynch’ Jewish, Jesus & Mary


Bethlehem, once a thriving town, 80% Christian, dwindled down to a mere 15% due to religious persecution by the ruling Palestinian Muslims.  The mistreatment of Christians and Jews is nothing new. Gaza, Lebanon & Egypt’s demographics reflect the same phenomenon.

The comment was true….just not diplomatic.

Posted by Max Fisher


The official Facebook page of Israel’s embassy to Ireland this morning posted, and then abruptly deleted, a provocative message arguing that “hostile Palestinians” would “lynch” Jesus Christ and his mother, Mary, if they lived in today’s Bethlehem. The town of Jesus’s birth is today part of the Palestinian West Bank.

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