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  • Begin, Ireland’s Defense Minister Discuss Tense Situation in Lebanon

    – Premier Menachem Begin discussed the tense situation in south Lebanon today with the visiting Defense Minister of Ireland, Sylvester Barrett, and responded to the latter’s urging that Israel use its influence to restore calm to the region and cooperate with United Nations peacekeeping forces. Barrett’s visit came at a time of confrontation between the… More ▸

  • Ireland Tries to Mollify Israel over Pro-plo Statements by Irish Leader

    The Irish Republic has given a conciliatory reply to last week’s stiff Israeli protest over pro-Palestine Liberation Organization statements by the Irish Foreign Minister. However, according to Israeli officials, the fact remains that there has been a significant shift in Irish policy in favor of a Palestinian state and the role of the PLO. Exchanges… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Pride, Solidarity of Ireland’s Jews

    There are fewer than 3000 Jews in the Irish Republic, equalling less than one percent of the community in neighboring Great Britain. But they have never felt so independent, secure and proud as they do today. A hive of religious, social, philanthropic and educational activity, Irish Jewry feels in harmony with the rest of the… More ▸

  • Israel, Ireland May in Time Exchange Resident Ambassadors

    Israeli diplomats believe it is only a matter of time before Israel and Ireland exchange resident ambassadors. This view was strengthened during the four-day farewell visit here of Gideon Rafael, the outgoing Israeli Ambassador to Great Britain and Ireland. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Dublin and Jerusalem Dec. 12, 1974, Rafael has represented… More ▸

  • Dublin; Israel’s Internal Crisis Has an Adverse Affect on Diaspora Jewry

    The prolonged and protracted negotiations over the formation of a new coalition as well as the internal crisis that accompanied the negotiations had an adverse affect on the diaspora Jewry, according to Leon Dublin, acting chairman of the Jewish Agency. Addressing a luncheon meeting here of the Engineering Club, he added that leaders of the… More ▸

  • Northern Ireland’s Jewish Community Not Affected by Current Strife

    The bitter strife and bloodshed between Roman Catholics and Protestants in Ulster has had no effect so far on Northern Ireland’s tiny Jewish community which numbers less than 1,000. But according to reports from Belfast, some Jews have become Innocent victims of explosions by virtue of owning shops in the central part of town where… More ▸

  • Resistant Fighters-deportees Probers Find Nazis in Ireland, Austria, Spain

    Two investigators of the International Union of Resistance Fighters and Deportees headquartered in Belgium have uncovered wanted Nazi war criminals living in Ireland. Austria, and Spain, the Daily Express reported. Hubert Halin and Hermann Langbein said they found a former Nazi agent of Belgian nationality living in Dublin. The agent had been sentenced to 20… More ▸

  • Robert Briscoe Dead at 74, Was Dublin’s First and Only Jewish Mayor

    Robert Briscoe, one of seven children of a Lithuanian Jew who came to Ireland to escape persecution and who became Dublin’s first and only Jewish Mayor, died May 29 at 74. His 1956 election as Lord Mayor of heavily Catholic Dublin made him an international figure. An Orthodox Jew, he observed the dietary laws and… More ▸

  • Zionist Federation of Great Britain, Northern Ireland Will Mark 70th Anniversary

    The Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will mark its 70th anniversary at its annual conference next weekend. According to Lavy Bakstansky, general secretary of the movement, its current activities are focused on Jewish education, assistance to Jews planning to immigrate to Israel and public relations for Israel. The B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation… More ▸

  • Jews in Ireland to Establish Eamonn De Valera Forest in Israel

    Plans were announced here today for the establishment of a forest of 10,000 trees in Israel by the Jewish community of Ireland in tribute to President Eamonn de Valera. To be known as the Eamonn de Valera Forest at Kfar Hanna near Nazareth, the project is the latest in a series of similar forests named… More ▸