Friday, January 20, 2006

Ireland and anti-Zionism

This story has totally gone under my radar. Seemingly there is a bit of a spat between Ireland and Israel. Seemingly former Labour Justice minister Justin Keating in an article in Dubliner magazine said.
"The Land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people." This was a self serving and untruthful Zionist myth.
Bertie refused to condemn the comments and Ariel Sharon aide Raanan Gissin said
"I am very sorry that Ireland takes this position because in doing that they support [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad," he said.
The full story from the Jewish Telegraph can be read here. Does this mean anything. I'm don't think so.


Student said...

Looks like the comments which Israel are angry that Bertie has not condemned are those made by his advisor John Kennedy.

CK said...

Ireland has consistently had reservations about the State of Israel as far as having a strained diplomatic relationship with them, we do not have a full Israeli embassy in Dublin for instance. It is one foreign policy we can be proud of.