No end in sight to resolving problems of the Middle East

As Israeli politics shift rightward, It is time for a paradigm shift in how we think about the Middle East, writes Richard N Haass.

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We are nothing if we do not act on the promptings of our conscience

Even a crash-out Brexit will be a children’s birthday party compared with what has been, and is being, suffered by the Palestinian people, writes Victoria White.

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Palestinian gets 18-year jail term for killing British student

Hannah Bladon was stabbed to death on a Jerusalem light rail train in April 2017.

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Ireland will recognise Palestine if impasse with Israel not broken, Coveney says

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that Ireland will recognise the state of Palestine if the impasse in negotiations with Israel is not broken.

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to visit Ireland

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Ireland next weekend accompanied by a high-level delegation, it has been announced.

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Palestinians file war crimes claim over West Bank hamlet

Saeb Erekat said the Palestinians have asked the ICC to investigate Israel’s planned demolition of the village.

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Face of Gaza’s traumatised people

A documentary to be broadcast tonight tells the stories of the Palestinian people living under blockade and military occupation, writes Helen O’Callaghan.

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Ireland must recognise Palestinian statehood

Criticism of its ‘apartheid-like’ Palestinian policy is shouted down as anti-Semitism by Israel’s right-wing government and by the Jewish lobby in the US, says TP O’Mahony.

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Coveney: US decision to pull funding to UN relief agency 'heartless and dangerous'

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has issued a strong reaction to the US decision to end all funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.

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United States pulls funding for UN agency which aids Palestinian refugees

The US donated $355 million (€305 million) to the agency in 2016 and was set to make a similar contribution this year.

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Seanad vote on trade ban with illegal Israeli settlements to be held tomorrow

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.

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'Ireland can make history by backing human rights in Palestine in Seanad tomorrow'

Tomorrow Frances Black’s Occupied Territories Bill 2018 will go before the Seanad for vote.

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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, 83, in hospital

The Palestinian president's condition has seen a "clear improvement" after he was taken to hospital with a fever, a politician has said.

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Palestinian teen, Ahed Tamimi, sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping Israeli soldier

The 17-year-old Palestinian girl who attracted international attention after slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home was today sentenced to eight months in prison.

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Palestinian president calls US ambassador a 'son of a dog'

The Palestinian president has called the US ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" in an angry rant against the Trump administration.

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Calls made for international peace conference on Israel-Palestine situation

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for a two-state solution.

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Israel begins probe into shooting of paraplegic Palestinian; UN to vote on outlawing Jerusalem status change

The Israeli military has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of a paraplegic Palestinian man who was shot in the head during a violent demonstration in the Gaza Strip last week.

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Two Palestinians killed during clashes with Israeli forces

A Palestinian has been shot dead during confrontations with Israeli police in Jerusalem.

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French President calls for talks on two state solution on Palestine / Israel conflict

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for new Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to create two independent states.

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Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is urging the international community to protect the two-state solution as Israel expands settlement construction.

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Bus explosion injures 15 in Jerusalem terror attack

A bus has exploded in Jerusalem, wounding at least 15 people in what police said was a terror attack, raising fears of a return to the Palestinian suicide bombings that ravaged Israeli cities a decade ago.

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Palestinian violence is justified popular uprising, says Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has described the last three months of violence in the region as a “justified popular uprising”.

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Palestinian woman shot after alleged stabbing attempt

Israeli troops have shot a Palestinian woman after she allegedly attempted to stab a pedestrian in the West Bank.

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Four Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in West Bank

Four Palestinians have wounded several Israeli soldiers in separate attacks before they were shot and killed by troops, the military said.

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One Palestinian dead after shooting at West Bank checkpoint

Two Palestinians carrying knives ran towards an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank, drawing fire from troops who killed one and critically wounded the other, according to police and a Palestinian medic.

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Israeli soldier kills Jewish man 'he suspected was Palestinian terrorist'

An Israeli soldier shot and killed a Jewish man he suspected was a Palestinian “terrorist” in Jerusalem, police said.

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UN leader 'pessimistic' after meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has offered a grim assessment of prospects for defusing the latest wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Benjamin Netanyahu links former Palestinian leader to Holocaust

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked uproar after suggesting a Second World War-era Palestinian leader convinced the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate European Jewish people.

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