Craggy Island or Carrickmacross?


By Marcus Dysch
February 4, 2010
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Zion Evrony's chaotic visit to Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, had all the component parts of an episode of Father Ted.

For the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland to be heckled or 'welcomed' with a protest should perhaps (unfortunately) come as no great surprise.

The idea of ripping a page from the town's visitor book is, however, not only vile but absolutely ridiculous.

No doubt the same scene played out with Father Dougal and Mrs Doyle in the lead roles would be met with critical acclaim and a Bafta.

But this is reality and it's no laughing matter. It is yet another attempt to delegitimize Israel, to blockade the route of an official of the Jewish state. It is a further reflection of the despicable creeping trend infecting parliaments, councils, NGOs and anti-Zionist groups in Britain (and seemingly now Ireland) and further afield.

The rabid protestations of the Sinn Féin councillors are perhaps even more bizarre given the genuinely warm welcome extended to Israel's man in Britain, Ron Prosor, when he visited Belfast last year to meet SF president Gerry Adams.

Sinn Féin councillor Matt Carthy said his town's mayor was a "disgrace" for meeting Dr Evrony and that Carrickmacross did not want any involvement with Israel's "rogue government".

Funny then that last May Mr Adams was grip-and-grinning with Mr Prosor for the cameras and offering to assist conflict resolution in the Middle East using SF's not inconsiderable experience of the road to peace.

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin has asked Mr Adams to condemn his councillors' protest. No doubt he has a few other matters to keep him busy right now, but, in a spare moment, he might like to apologise to Dr Evrony and publicly rebuke these small town uninfluential councillors by reaffirming his own willingness to deal with Israel.

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Heritage

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 05:20

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Such hypocracy. Sinn Féin murdered and tortured their way through the recent decades in Ireland and Britain. Who murdered the majority of casualties in the minority community in NI? That's right... Sinn Féin/IRA.
They talk about human rights? They can't spell the words not to mind grasp the concept!

Ignorance personified, no change. They do not represent this Irishman and never will.

Shalom
Bless Israel and all Jewish people.


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 11:34

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Instead of forever playing the victim, perhaps Israel needs to look at its policies. Then the delegitimisation campaign will have less impact.


Yvetta

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 12:34

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The delegitimisers won't be happy until the infidel state has disappeared from the region, I'll wager. Tis a fight a (imagine the accent) outrance!


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 12:36

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Then the delegitimisers won't be happy. I'll promise not to lose any sleep.


Heritage

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 12:49

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Yvetta,
You are right about the agenda of the delegitimisers. They totally lack appreciation of the conflict and their obvious atheism contributes to their agenda.
I do doubt if you have a clue where Monaghan is though. By the way what sort of accent have you?.

Shalom


Yvetta

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 13:47

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Course I do, cobber. It's up there in t'north corner o' t'Emerald Isle. Innit? That's me accent sorted, eh, mate. D'ye nae agree, Moshe?


Sander

Mon, 12/20/2010 - 17:01

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I think it is important to listen to different opinions. Here is one more situation where Dublin expressed his different view: http://www.tubesfan.com/watch/rage-against-the-machine-zack-condemns-sav... . But I think it is not terrible, because The Israeli-Palestinian question is so tricky and difficult that it will never have end and no one can say for sure who is right and what should be done.

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