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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 03:07 AM
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Ireland rejects claim of hostility towards Israel
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"THE GOVERNMENT has strongly rejected reports, attributed to Israeli foreign ministry sources, describing Ireland as the most hostile country to Israel in the European Union.

Israels top-selling newspaper, Yediot Aharonot , quoted an unnamed official as claiming that the Irish administration was feeding its people with anti-Israel hatred. A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday rejected the reported comments as without foundation.

The Government is critical of Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territories. It is not hostile to Israel and it is clearly wrong to suggest as much, he said. The notion that this Government is or would be trying to stoke up anti-Israeli feeling is untrue. We are not hostile to Israel. We are critical of policies, particularly in the occupied Palestinian territories. These are not the same things.

Meanwhile, the Israeli news website Ynetnews.com reported that an anti-Israel demonstration had taken place in Dublin last weekend, claiming protesters wore Nazi uniforms - an assertion contradicted by all available evidence.

Dublin City Council was described in the same report as having sponsored the demonstration. This was rejected as untrue by the council yesterday. Dublin City Council did not sponsor the event referred to in the article and has no knowledge of it, a spokesman for the council said.

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a demonstration on Grafton Street on Saturday, during which participants dressed as Israeli soldiers and pointed fake weapons at other participants representing Palestinians."

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2011/1117/1224307705009.html



'Ireland most hostile country in Europe"

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4149059,00.html
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 04:58 AM
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1. Perfectly understandable.
They're scarred by British and Pope rule.
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Owlet Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 05:56 AM
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2. Like the Palestinians are scarred
by the Israeli occupation? :)
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jimmie Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 06:57 AM
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3. Ireland hostile to Israel ??
Only on days that have the letters d,a and y.
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:14 PM
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5. LOL. nt
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 08:55 AM
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4. "I even have a black friend"
Classic. Yet Ireland continues to send ships designed to circumvent Israel's lawful blockade of Gaza.
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