Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told his country's Foreign Ministry to summon the Irish ambassador in Israel after the Seanad debated a bill tonight to block the import and sale of goods from Israeli settlements.
Two Palestinian gunmen have carried out shootings in Jerusalem before police shot and killed them, shortly before US vice president Joe Biden met prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the city, authorities said.
A person could read every pronouncement of Kevin McCarthy (Letters, December 18) and never appreciate that Israel is in illegal and brutal military occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 1967 — the fundamental cause of the ongoing resistance.
Dr Kevin McCarthy, referring to the killing of Jewish settlers, Eiran and Naama Henkin, in the occupied West Bank on October 1, rightly states that there is nothing heroic about murdering parents in front of their children.
When Brendan O’Brien again calls for people to support the BDS campaign against Israel, by reinforcing British film director, Ken Loach’s “call on London cinemas not to host the London Israeli Film and Television Festival”, because “it is at least partly promoted and financed by the Israeli government”, he justifies it as an equitable response to the suppression of a proposed Palestinian cultural festival in East Jerusalem in 2009 (Irish Examiner, Letters, June 13).
Copenhagen’s chief rabbi has attacked Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to his country following the deadly shooting near the Danish capital’s main synagogue.
A 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, was released yesterday. Two weeks had been cut from her sentence.