Ireland

  • Anti-israel Article in Magazine Causes Storm of Protest in Ireland

    A Dublin cultural and lifestyle magazine has received more than 2,000 letters of protest after publishing an anti-Israel article by former Irish parliamentarian Justin Keating. The torrent of correspondence began pouring into The Dubliner after Keating’s column, which argues that Israel has no right to exist, was criticized by the media watchdog Web site HonestReporting.com,… More ▸

  • Israeli Terror Victims Visit Ireland As Irish Fans Flock to Israel for Game

    When they heard that Ireland would be playing Israel in a qualifying match for soccer’s World Cup, thousands of Irish soccer-lovers rushed to book their Easter holidays in Tel Aviv. Ireland is one of Europe’s wettest countries, so the thought of supporting the “boys in green” in a land of warmth and sunshine was too… More ▸

  • Ireland’s New Chief Rabbi Finds Challenges in High Profile Post

    As the new chief rabbi of Ireland, Yaakov Pearlman has a grand title — but a much smaller community than the one he left in upstate New York. Rochester, N.Y., where Pearlman was rabbi at Light of Israel congregation, has about 22,000 Jews. In contrast, Ireland has “1,300 to 1,400 maximum,” Pearlman said. Before Pearlman… More ▸

  • Israelis Hails Ireland Peace

    Israel has welcomed the historic peace agreement for Northern Ireland. Calling the pact reached last Friday a “breakthrough,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the agreement would hopefully end decades of bloodshed and terror in which “thousands of innocent people lost their lives.” The agreement, brokered by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, calls… More ▸

  • Unifil, Ireland Protest Against Sla

    Ireland and the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon have lodged protests with Israel in response to recent incidents by Israel’s allied South Lebanon Army in which, they say, SLA forces “indiscriminately” fired toward positions held by Irish troops with the international force. In the latest incident, according to a protest Ireland made Saturday, a… More ▸

  • Israeli Ambassador to London Presents Credentials in Dublin

    Israel’s new ambassador to Ireland, Yoav Biran, presented his credentials to President Patrick Hillery here Tuesday, mindful of the fact that the Irish Republic may play a crucial role in Middle East diplomacy in the coming year. Israel has been handicapped by not having a resident ambassador in Ireland. Biran, who is also ambassador to… More ▸

  • Play Depicting Zionists As Nazi Collaborators Angers Ireland’s Jewry

    An attempt to stage a play in Dublin depicting Zionists as Nazi collaborators during World War II has aroused the wrath of Ireland’s 2,000-member Jewish community. The play, “Perdition,” by Jim Allen, was to have opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre but was cancelled last week after protests by British Jews and by leading scholars… More ▸

  • Ireland Rejects Waldheim Visit

    In response to statements by President Kurt Waldheim’s spokesman in Vienna that his first foreign visit would be to Ireland, officials of the Irish Foreign Ministry said that the government had not considered the possibility and certainly did not foresee such a visit within the next year, the World Jewish Congress reported. Ireland’s small Jewish… More ▸