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More than 1,000 Palestinians and 45 Israelis have died in three weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip. Both sides have observed brief ceasefires and are coming under increasing pressure to bring the fighting to a permanent end. An emergency session of the United Nations has backed a statement calling for a truce over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and beyond. Both the Palestinian and Israeli envoys to the UN criticised the statement, for different reasons. Meanwhile Hamas rocket fire and Israeli military operations continue. Patrick Bury and Hazhir Timourian, both commentators on the Middle East, spoke to Keelin ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0728/633522-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-28-july-2014/?clipid=1639100
As a member of the Israeli Defence Forces, Yehuda Shaul served in the West Bank and Gaza during the second Intifada, in the early 2000s. When he completed his tour of duty he initiated Breaking the Silence, and began gathering photographs and testimonies from soldiers to create awareness of the everyday lives of serving Israeli soldiers and the abuses that they perpetrated on the Palestinian people. It is currently exhibiting in the Gallery of Photography in Temple Bar.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0623/625844-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-23-june-2014/?clipid=1609730
Giles Martin in conversation with Cathal Murray - Grammy Award winning record producer, musician, composer and ...