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The toddler diplomats – Spain, Norway, and Ireland

Spain, Norway, and Ireland share some common experiences that may shed light on their Palestinian Arab advocacy and contempt for Israel. Opinion.

The toddler diplomats – Spain, Norway, and Ireland

Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize Palestinian state

The formal recognition comes several days after the three countries announced their intention to do so.

Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize Palestinian state

Germany and Portugal:

'Now is not the time to recognize a Palestinian state'

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Portuguese Prime Minister Luis Montenegro say the time is not ripe to recognize a Palestinian state, after three other European countries did so.

'Now is not the time to recognize a Palestinian state'

Irish Prime Minister:

'Israel is misrepresenting our views'

Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris criticizes Israeli response to his country's recognition of Palestinian state: We have been clear and unequivocal that we condemn Hamas, but what is happening in Palestine needs to stop.

'Israel is misrepresenting our views'

Irish Foreign Minister:

'The two-state solution has been undermined by Israel'

Irish Foreign Minister says his country's decision to formally recognize a Palestinian state came amid "growing impatience" with Israel's lack of will for a two-state solution.

'The two-state solution has been undermined by Israel'

Ambassador Erdan:

'You recognized an entity of murderers, rapists, and kidnappers'

Israel's Ambassador to the UN condemned Norway, Ireland, and Spain for recognizing a Palestinian state and commented on the video showing the abduction of IDF lookouts on October 7th.

'You recognized an entity of murderers, rapists, and kidnappers'

Report:

Israel's first steps against countries that recognized PA state

In addition to summoning the ambassadors of the countries that today recognized a Palestinian state, Israel will exclude the representatives from these countries from official briefings.

Israel's first steps against countries that recognized PA state

Norway, Ireland, Spain announce recognition of Palestinian state

Israeli Ambassadors to Norway and Ireland recalled over countries' move to recognize state of Palestine. 'The message they send is that terrorism pays.'

Norway, Ireland, Spain announce recognition of Palestinian state

Report:

Ireland to recognize a Palestinian state on Wednesday

Ireland’s Prime Minister, Simon Harris, said last month that Ireland is close to formally recognizing a Palestinian state.

Ireland to recognize a Palestinian state on Wednesday

EU foreign policy chief:

'Several countries will recognize a Palestinian state on May 21'

The comments by Josep Borrell follow a recent statement by Slovenia, Ireland, Malta and Spain that they had agreed to take steps to recognize a Palestinian state.

'Several countries will recognize a Palestinian state on May 21'

Irish artists call:

'Boycott Eurovision because of Israel's participation'

Hundreds of Irish artists urge Ireland's Eurovision entrant to be on the "right side of history" by boycotting the contest over Israel's participation.

'Boycott Eurovision because of Israel's participation'

Irish PM:

'Israel's sense of reason has been replaced by revenge'

Ireland's new Prime Minister, Simon Harris, hits back at criticism by Israel of his speech in which he failed to mention the hostages in Gaza.

'Israel's sense of reason has been replaced by revenge'

Irish PM:

'We're close to formally recognizing a Palestinian state'

After meeting Spanish counterpart, Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris says his country would like to recognize a Palestinian state in concert with Spain and other like-minded countries.

'We're close to formally recognizing a Palestinian state'

'The wrong side of history'

Israel blasts new Irish PM's comments on Gaza

Foreign Ministry criticizes Ireland’s new Prime Minister, Simon Harris, after he fails to mention the hostages being held by Hamas while criticizing Israel's actions in Gaza.

Israel blasts new Irish PM's comments on Gaza

Irish Foreign Minister:

'Recognition of a Palestinian state will happen'

Irish Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Micheal Martin says he will be bringing a formal proposal on the recognition of Palestinian statehood to Government.

'Recognition of a Palestinian state will happen'

Ireland urges 'immediate and unconditional' release of hostages

Marking six months since Hamas' massacre of Israelis, Irish Embassy in Tel Aviv calls Hamas' actions 'reprehensible,' calls out terror group's sexual violence.

Ireland urges 'immediate and unconditional' release of hostages

'Enough is enough'

Ireland to intervene in South Africa's case against Israel

Irish Foreign Minister says Hamas' October 7 attack and what is happening in Gaza now "represents the blatant violation of international humanitarian law on a mass scale."

Ireland to intervene in South Africa's case against Israel

Israel's Foreign Ministry:

'Recognition of Palestinian state a reward to terrorism'

Israel’s Foreign Ministry criticizes plan by Ireland, Malta, Slovenia and Spain to recognize a Palestinian state, as the four countries announced last week.

'Recognition of Palestinian state a reward to terrorism'

Four European leaders:

'We're ready to recognize Palestine'

Prime Ministers of Ireland, Malta, Slovenia and Spain release joint statement, say they have agreed to take initial steps towards recognizing a Palestinian state.

'We're ready to recognize Palestine'

'You are next':

Death threat sent to Israeli ambassador to Ireland

Authorities in Ireland investigating after a letter containing a death threat and a package of white powder were sent to the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.

Death threat sent to Israeli ambassador to Ireland

Irish Prime Minister to resign position

Leo Varadkar, Ireland's 'Taoiseach,' to resign position as prime minister and party leader, report says.

Irish Prime Minister to resign position

Cincinnati:

'Save Ireland from the Jews' signs cause outrage

Antisemitic signs hung over overpass during St. Patrick's Day parade in Cincinnati, Ohio.

'Save Ireland from the Jews' signs cause outrage

Biden to Irish PM:

'Two-state solution the only path to lasting peace'

US President Joe Biden hosts Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, calls for increase in the scope of humanitarian aid to Gaza and for a hostage release deal.

'Two-state solution the only path to lasting peace'

Irish PM on the attack:

'Israel has become blinded by rage'

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar launches tirade against Israel over planned Rafah operation: They're not listening to any country in the world.

'Israel has become blinded by rage'

Stories missed: Israel and the fog of war

X (formerly known as Twitter) showed a clip of an angry Palestinian in Gaza criticising Hamas. MSM ignore the clips of anti-Hamas Gazans, refrain from asking UNRWA questions and more. Op-ed.

Stories missed: Israel and the fog of war

Herzog blasts Irish PM:

'Emily was kidnapped at gunpoint by vile murderers'

President Herzog responds to Prime Minister of Ireland, who claimed that nine-year-old Emily Hand was "lost" rather than abducted by Hamas.

'Emily was kidnapped at gunpoint by vile murderers'

Israeli FM to Irish PM:

'You have lost your moral compass'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen reacts to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's claim 8-year-old girl kidnapped by Hamas was merely 'lost.'

'You have lost your moral compass'

Unbelievable:

Irish PM says freed nine-year-old girl was 'lost'

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar writes on X that Emily Hand, who was freed by Hamas after 50 days in captivity, had been "lost".

Irish PM says freed nine-year-old girl was 'lost'

5 wounded, including 3 children, in stabbing at Dublin school

Police say stabbing which left 5 and 6-year-old children wounded at Irish school not being treated as terror-related.

5 wounded, including 3 children, in stabbing at Dublin school

WIX employee fired after calling Israel a terrorist state

The Israeli-owned software company stated that the employee published anti-Israel posts repeatedly on her personal LinkedIn page.

WIX employee fired after calling Israel a terrorist state

Ireland:

1st kosher restaurant in decades attracts non-Jewish celebrities

Ireland’s first kosher restaurant in decades attracts local Jews and non-Jewish celebrities.

1st kosher restaurant in decades attracts non-Jewish celebrities

No cell phones for schoolchildren

Parents in an Irish city have agreed to keep smartphones from children until middle school.

No cell phones for schoolchildren

International Collaboration:

MDA hosts delegation of Irish paramedics

International Collaboration: Irish medical personnel visit Magen David Adom to study emergency preparedness and response.

MDA hosts delegation of Irish paramedics

Irish sale of Nazi items slammed by son of Holocaust survivor

Auction of over 400 Nazi-linked items denounced by founder of Holocaust Awareness Ireland as 'without taste or moral compass.'

Irish sale of Nazi items slammed by son of Holocaust survivor

Irish PM warns of rise of antisemitism and Holocaust denial

Speaking at Holocaust memorial, Irish prime minister emphasizes the need to fight antisemitism and racism.

Irish PM warns of rise of antisemitism and Holocaust denial

Israel accepts 300 years of Irish-Jewish genealogical archives

Israel’s National Library accepts 22 volumes of archives from the Irish Jewish Family History Database.

Israel accepts 300 years of Irish-Jewish genealogical archives

Watch: In 1st ever, man crosses Atlantic in rowing boat

The journey took an Irish man four months as he became the first ever to make the row boat crossing from NYC to Ireland.

Watch: In 1st ever, man crosses Atlantic in rowing boat

Ireland introduces online hate speech legislation

Ireland announces online hate speech legislation intended to remove and prosecute hateful content, especially on social media platforms.

Ireland introduces online hate speech legislation

B'Tselem CEO: Ireland must declare Israel an Apartheid state

Hagi El-Ad meets with Irish officials to get Ireland to follow in footsteps of Catalan parliament in declaring Israel guilty of Apartheid.

B'Tselem CEO: Ireland must declare Israel an Apartheid state

Ireland: 12-year-old steals car, is killed in collision

Boy takes car for joyride at 2 Am while parents sleep, killed in collision with truck.

Ireland: 12-year-old steals car, is killed in collision

Irish Foreign Minister to visit Israel

Simon Coveney’s visit comes as relations between Israel and Ireland have been tense in recent years.

Irish Foreign Minister to visit Israel

Report calls out lack of action against anti-Semitism in Ireland

Chair of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland urges Irish government to appoint anti-Semitism envoy.

Report calls out lack of action against anti-Semitism in Ireland

Mervyn Taylor, Ireland’s 1st Jewish cabinet minister, dies at 89

Mervyn Taylor served as a Labour lawmaker for 16 years and as a minister for about four years. He retired in 1997.

Mervyn Taylor, Ireland’s 1st Jewish cabinet minister, dies at 89

Pro-Israel org urges Ireland not to attend Durban IV conference

Ireland Israel Alliance calls on Ireland to add its name to a growing list of over a dozen nations who are boycotting Durban IV.

Pro-Israel org urges Ireland not to attend Durban IV conference

Jewish cemetery defaced with swastikas

Visitors to the cemetery in Dundalk, Maryland received an unpleasant surprise when they arrived.

Jewish cemetery defaced with swastikas

Bishops of Ireland to Irish Government: Recognize 'Palestine'

Bishops of Ireland call on Irish Government to recognize the “state of Palestine”.

Bishops of Ireland to Irish Government: Recognize 'Palestine'

Belfast City Council: Expel Israeli ambassadors

City Council of Belfast passes motion calling on UK and Ireland to expel Israel’s ambassadors to those countries.

Belfast City Council: Expel Israeli ambassadors

Ireland condemns Israeli 'annexation of Palestinian land'

Irish government supports parliamentary motion condemning the “de facto annexation of Palestinian land by Israel”.

Ireland condemns Israeli 'annexation of Palestinian land'

Irish parliament to vote on motion to expel Israeli ambassador

Motion by socialist party not expected to pass and does not have support of government.

Irish parliament to vote on motion to expel Israeli ambassador

Amb. summoned after Ireland accuses Israel of 'brutal response'

Israel summons Irish ambassador after Ireland's Foreign Minister calls Israel's counter-terror operation 'unacceptable' and 'brutal'.

Amb. summoned after Ireland accuses Israel of 'brutal response'

Irish FM calls for 'engagement with key players' in Iran deal

Irish Foreign Minister says "engagement with all the key players" in 2015 nuclear agreement is required in order to revive the deal.

Irish FM calls for 'engagement with key players' in Iran deal

Rouhani to Europe: Avoid threats in talks with Iran

Iran's President meets Irish Foreign Minister, says the best way to solve problems is negotiations based on mutual respect.

Rouhani to Europe: Avoid threats in talks with Iran

Irish Foreign Minister to meet Iranian President

Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to discuss 2015 nuclear deal.

Irish Foreign Minister to meet Iranian President

Ireland returns to coronavirus lockdown

Ireland will be the first EU country to return to coronavirus lockdown, as Prime Minister issues nationwide "stay at home" order.

Ireland returns to coronavirus lockdown

Professor Dolores Cahill: 'Positive test may mean common cold'

University College Dublin (UCD) professor promises to 'debunk the narrative' of COVID-19.

Professor Dolores Cahill: 'Positive test may mean common cold'

BDS Bill excluded from Irish Coalition Government program

UK Lawyers for Israel Chief Executive: "It was very important to win this. If we had lost, other EU countries might well have followed."

BDS Bill excluded from Irish Coalition Government program

Irish journalist apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet

Irish Times journalist Kitty Holland apologizes after tweeting that Corbyn's defeat in Britain was "a great result for Zionism".

Irish journalist apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet

US diplomats fought BDS in Germany, Ireland

US diplomats in Dublin and Berlin pressed lawmakers and officials in Ireland and Germany to oppose bids to boycott Israel.

US diplomats fought BDS in Germany, Ireland

Dublin seeks to reopen Ireland’s oldest Jewish cemetery

Dublin City Council hopes to renovate and reopen Ballybough Cemetery, closed since 1978.

Dublin seeks to reopen Ireland’s oldest Jewish cemetery

Ireland to provide aid to UNRWA

Ireland announces it will provide 5 million Euros to UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”.

Ireland to provide aid to UNRWA