Israeli Ambassador to face Oireachtas Committee

The Israeli Ambassador will today attend a special meeting of the Oireachtas European Affairs Committee to discuss the situation in Gaza.

Earlier this month Zion Evrony withdrew at short notice from meeting the Committee in the wake of the controversy over the attack by Israeli forces on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza.

He is scheduled to attend the meeting today, along with his Palestinian counterpart in Ireland.

The meeting will consider the Israeli undertaking to ease the blockade on Gaza.

It will also look into whether Israeli has broken the terms of its trade agreement with the EU by refusing to allow the free passage of aid supplies.

Ahead of today's meeting, Trócaire is calling on the government to strongly oppose the blockade on Gaza.

More on this topic

All Irish activists back in Ireland

'Freedom Waves' activists on way home

TDs call on Tánaiste to condemn Israel

Gilmore under pressure to intervene in Gaza flotilla case

More in this Section

Taoiseach intends to intervene to bring long-standing party row in Waterford 'to a close'

Mother of boy with severe epilepsy says medicinal cannabis legislation is 'life-changing'

Workers become second syndicate at Cork wholesale firm to win major EuroMillions prize in two years

Garda bosses: 90% of recommendations to be implemented by end of year


Lifestyle

Review: Lauryn Hill proves she still has that thing

Darina Allen: A celebration of Irish produce

Gone to pot: Leading psychiatrist on the cannabis debate

Why London is the perfect hunting ground for antique lovers this month

More From The Irish Examiner