History suggests any peace negotiation has only a small chance of succeeding, because agreement requires compromise, which in turn requires leaders willing to make concessions and sell them to their publics. When it comes to the Israel-Palestine conflict, neither condition seems to exist, writes
Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories (the West bank and the Gaza Strip) since 1967 is the subject of frequent debate in your newspaper, but much of that input is driven by emotion rather than detailed, factual knowledge. May I, therefore, be permitted to explain the status of the territory issue under international law.
It is with great disappointment that I read your editorial of Wednesday, March 13 (“Eurovision role must be reviewed. Participation is an endorsement”), which said that if Prime Minister Netanyahu remains in power after Israel’s election in April then Ireland should boycott the Eurovision in Israel in May.
An independent United Nations (UN) report into the demonstrations held in Gaza between March 30, 2018 and December 31, 2018 has found 'reasonable grounds' to believe that Israeli forces may have violated international human rights.
Poland's prime minister has cancelled plans for his country to send a delegation to a meeting in Jerusalem after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk".
The Islamic resistance organisation known as Hamas is a militant and anti-Semitic group located in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that is dedicated to the destruction of Israel and has been accused by Amnesty International and other NGOs of widespread human rights abuses.
Four of Ireland’s leading development and human rights organisations have called for Ireland to make history this week by becoming the first country to vote for a trade ban with illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
When one is discussing a violent nation, one that disdains international law, holds human rights in contempt and cares nothing for its reputation on the international stage, one is generally discussing either the United States or Israel.