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  • 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 ▸

  • Herzog Arrives in Ireland for State Visit, Amid Tight Security

    Chaim Herzog, Israel’s Irish-born President, today began a five-day state visit to a rain swept Irish Republic amid the tightest security screen here since the visit of President Reagan last year. Armored cars and heavily armed troops blocked off Dublin Airport where Herzog and his wife, Avra, arrived in the first-ever direct flight to Dublin… More ▸