Ireland

  • 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 ▸

  • Ireland Increases Imports of Israel Citrus; Up to $1,400,000

    Ireland imported from Israel last year 500,000 pounds ($1,400,000) worth of citrus fruit, representing more than a 20 per cent increase over the previous year, it was reported here today. The citrus imports are the result of direct negotiations between the two countries. More ▸

  • Robert Briscoe, Former Dublin Mayor, Says He Will Retire from Dail

    Robert Briscoe, former Lord Mayor of Dublin, and the only Jewish member of the Dail, the lower house of the Irish Parliament, said here today that he will not run in next year’s Parliamentary elections. Mr. Briscoe, who was first elected to the Dail in 1927, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that: “I shall be… More ▸

  • Edwin M. Solomons, a Leader of Irish Jewry, Dees in Dublin at 84

    Edwin Maurice Solomons, a prominent figure in Irish Jewry and the oldest member of the Dublin stock exchange, died here at the age of 84. Mr. Solomons was a former president of the Dublin United Hebrew Congregations and of the Jewish Representative Council of Eire. More ▸