“In the EU, Ireland became one of Israel’s harshest critics: the country’s very success made it undeserving of sympathy”

BELFAST TELEGRAPH
Like the hard Left of Labour, Sinn Fein have for years nursed a bitter streak of anti-Semitism
by Ruth Dudley Edwards
April 23, 2018

The Republic of Ireland has been fertile ground for anti-Israeli activists. Pro-Zionist in the Twenties and Thirties, when it was seen as a plucky anti-British movement for self-determination, once the state came into being public opinion shifted to seeing it as a colony imposed by the British on the native population. Ignoring Jews’ ancestral rights and Arab intransigent and inhuman treatment of refugees, Israelis became the bad guys and Irish political leaders unthinkingly endorsed policies that would lead to the total destruction of Israel.  READ MORE

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