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|Ireland moves to ban Israeli goods from occupied Palestinian territories Cache Translate Page Web Page Cache||Senator Frances Black says the bill should show Ireland to be on the right side of 'international law, human rights and justice'
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Despite anger from Israel, draft bill passes first round of voting in EU precedent
Ireland’s senate has voted in favour of a bill banning the importation of products from Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, paving the way for the country to become the first EU nation to enforce a boycott.
The bill, which has faced angry Israeli opposition, prohibits “trade with and economic support for illegal settlements in territories deemed occupied under international law”.
The peace process has been at death’s door since the former secretary of state John Kerry’s peace mission ended in failure in 2014. But the international community – apart from the US – is united in saying recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is disastrous for any hopes of reviving meaningful talks. The status of Jerusalem is one of the pivotal issues that diplomats and peacemakers have said must be agreed between the two parties in negotiations.Continue reading...