Ireland Announces Further €1 million in Funding for UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN — Foreign Affairs and Defence Minister Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., announced on Thursday, 19 November that Ireland was making an additional humanitarian funding commitment of €1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).  The move comes on the…

Esteemed Advocate of Peace & Veteran Palestinian Negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, Dead at 65

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN — Saeb Erekat, the veteran Palestinian negotiator and universally recognised advocate of peace, has died at Intensive Care Unit of Hadassah-University Medical Center – Ein Kerem, Jerusalem.  He was 65.  Erekat is survived by his wife, two sons, twin daughters and eight grandchildren. The Fatah Party announced his death citing his…

Part II of an Exclusive, 3-Part Interview with His Excellency Dr. Masoud Eslami, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   Part II – Continued from First Instalment of Series that Began on 27 October 2020   DUBLIN – I want to address a rather tragic affair that occurred earlier this year.  Mr. Ambassador, On 11 January of this year units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian…