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  • Irish broadcaster calls Israel a ‘cancer’

    October 30, 2012 | 10:25 am

    A popular Irish broadcaster and columnist said he is not anti-Semitic, after calling Israel "the cancer in foreign affairs" during a broadcast.

    "Israel is the cancer in foreign affairs. It polarizes the Islamic community of the world against the rest of the world," Vincent Browne...

  • Joyce fans celebrate Bloomsday in Westwood

    June 19, 2012 | 12:50 pm

    More than 100 James Joyce enthusiasts, performance artists and Irish descendants gathered at Westwood’s Hammer Museum on June 16 to celebrate Bloomsday. Taken from the name of Leopold Bloom, the assimilated Jewish protagonist in Joyce’s monumental book, “Ulysses,” the event...

  • Police look into anti-Semitic bullying incident in Northern Ireland

    April 27, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Police in Northern Ireland are investigating claims of anti-Semitic bullying of a boy with Asperger syndrome.

    Matthew Lough, 14, told the BBC that he had been bullied at his County Antrim school since revealing during a class on the Holocaust that his great-grandmother was Jewish.

    ...
  • Flotilla delayed until next week

    July 1, 2011 | 10:36 am

    Activists have delayed a protest flotilla to the Gaza Strip until next week.

    The flotilla, comprised of nine boats—including one from the United States—was to set have set sail this week from Greece, with the aim of bringing attention to Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.

    Activists...

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  • An Irish view of Gaza

    June 28, 2011 | 8:21 pm

    What is it about Israel that prompts such a widespread departure from common sense, reason and moral reality? As another insane flotilla prepares to butt across the Mediterranean bringing “aid” to the “beleaguered” people of Gaza, in its midst traveling the Irish MV Saoirse,...

  • A fifth of Irish would bar Israelis from becoming citizens

    May 27, 2011 | 10:31 am

    More than one in five Irish people would bar Israelis from becoming naturalized Irish citizens, according to new research into ethnic and religious attitudes in Ireland.

    The book-length study, “Pluralism and Diversity in Ireland,” found that 22.2% of Irish people would exclude...

  • Irish pro-Palestinian group petitions OECD

    May 5, 2011 | 10:21 am

    An Irish activist group has lodged a formal complaint accusing Ireland’s largest company of “complicity” in what it said were violations of international law in Israel.

    The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which filed the complaint with the Organization for Economic...

  • Everyone is Suddenly Irish on March 17th!

    By Julia Bendis

    March 18, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Why does everyone become Irish on St. Patrick’s day?  Even the Jews.  When has it become a good thing for Jews to start drinking?  Have you ever seen Jewish people drink?  No, that’s because most of us can’t hold down our liquor, and its not pretty.

    I am definitely the “drinker” in...

  • Irish activists preparing Gaza-bound flotilla

    February 2, 2011 | 11:49 am

    Several Irish politicians and adventure travel writer Dervla Murphy will join a group of Irish anti-Israel activists on a boat bound for Gaza next month.

    The group, which is expected to sail for the Palestinian territory from an undisclosed Mediterranean port on March 30, will be...

  • Faith ‘n’ begorra, Irish film fest has a Jewish accent

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 2008 | 9:52 pm

    First we had the Israel Film Festival, then the Jewish one, followed by the Polish and Hungarian presentations, and now, begorra, it's the first Irish film fest, running from Oct. 2-5.

    Not to worry, though, there is, as always, a Jewish angle. In this case, it's two films, "Shalom...

  • Kaddish for Carlin

    By Rob Eshman

    June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am

    Everybody keeps asking me whether George Carlin was Jewish.

    "I heard he was related to the Karlin-Stoliner rebbe," a colleague said about the comedian who died this week at the age of 71.

    No, not unless the Karlin-Stoliner rebbe's family was really Irish and Catholic.

    "Are you going...

  • ‘Emerald Isle’ beckons Jews

    By Peter Rothholz

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    There is a saying that in Ireland there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet.

    On our visit we experienced a tangible expression of this in Kenmare, where perfect strangers went out of their way to help us get our laundry done and then volunteered to drive us back to...

  • Better late than never, Theodor Herzl, children reunited in death; Ex-N.J. Governor McGreevey’s Isra

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Theodor Herzl, Children Reunited in Death
     
    Two of Theodor Herzl's children were reinterred in Jerusalem after decades of debate. Hans and Pauline Herzl, who died in 1930 and were buried in France, were laid to final rest alongside the Zionist visionary at the cemetery that carries...
  • A Boy and His Golem

    By Tom Tugend

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Snow in August" is an offbeat TV movie, part gritty reality and part fantasy, at the center of which is the curious friendship between an Irish Catholic altar boy and a refugee rabbi in post-World War II Brooklyn.

    The two-hour production, based on the 1997 best-seller by Pete...

  • The Wearing Down of the Green

    By Charles Marowitz

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    It is hard to believe that "The Cripple of Inishman" was written only a few years ago by a contemporary Irish playwright, Martin McDonough. The play, which has just opened the Geffen's new season looks, feels and sounds like something Lennox Robinson or Lady Gregory might have dashed...
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