In the conflict between the secular liberal democracy of Israel
and its reactionary religious totalitarian enemies Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran,
the western left, for some reason,
has sided with the religious totalitarians.
The Irish left follows the rest of the western left in this bizarre prejudice,
which seems to be based on
rather than on logic
and standing with people like us.
The Palestinian resistance (and much of the Arab world)
is openly anti-semitic and unashamed of it
(just see their TV and schoolbooks).
The western leftists who support them claim not to be anti-semitic.
Often this is true.
Apart from the surviving remnants of old European anti-semitism,
there are a range of new, trendy
reasons why people support the Palestinians:
Allied in Anti-Semitism – the Irish Connection.
Hezbollah flag openly displayed at IPSC march, Dublin, Apr 2008.
Attending this demo which contained open support for Islamist terror were
Michael D. Higgins,
and Mary Lou McDonald (of SF-IRA).
Do they not notice this kind of thing?
Do they not know what the Hezbollah flag looks like?
Ireland strongly opposed the
building of the life-saving
FF governments were consistently pro-Palestinian throughout the 1980s (and since).
FG was little better.
Labour was even worse.
The Irish taxpayer has been forced to send money to the Palestinians
through the UN since 1959,
and directly since the 1980s
(and still today).
It seems that some of our money has been used to pay for
that promote jihad and Islamic terror.
Ireland was the last EU country to grant permission (in 1993)
for an Israeli embassy.
PLO terrorist dictator
made an official visit to Ireland (1993)
before any democratically-elected Israeli prime minister ever did (1996).
The PLO terrorist even spoke before the
Oireachtas foreign affairs committee.
Fianna Fail's hostility to Israel.
In 1980, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Brian Lenihan,
claimed the PLO was no longer a terrorist organisation, describing Arafat as a "moderate".
He claimed the IRA had no involvement with the PLO.
Arab Crimes Against Palestinians Overlooked,
Rory Miller and Alan Shatter,
15 Aug 2006
- on endless Irish criticism of and demos against Israel,
yet silence on far greater killers, including the non-Israeli killers of
Hyperlinked by Tony Allwright.
"The truth is that Israel's use of military force, combined over the 60 years since its birth, has caused far fewer casualties and damage than war, conflict and oppression in Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chechnya, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Eritrea and Ethiopia (and that's only the beginning of the alphabet; if we go to countries beginning with "I", there's India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq)."
"Why was the fact that King Hussein killed more Palestinians in the course of a single month than Israel managed to do in decades never held against him, or even raised, on his visits to this country?"
Not all anti-Israel people in Ireland are anti-semitic.
a range of new, trendy reasons
why people are against Israel.
anti-Israel prejudice is pushing an open door with many people in Ireland.
Above, the Mayor of Limerick in 1970,
makes a speech defending the
1904-06 Limerick pogrom against the Jews.
He refers to the alleged existence of Jewish money-lenders,
who he calls
"warble fly bloodsuckers".
From Limerick Leader, 20 April 1970.
In fairness, he caused
uproar in the Labour Party,
and there were resignations.
(But he was not expelled.)
Shame on anybody who ever signed any of these petitions.
Irish politicians sign a
petition calling for sanctions against Israel, June 2004.
Of course, they all have signed similar petitions calling
for sanctions against
the Palestinian Authority,
Of course they have.
Proinsias De Rossa (Labour).
Michael D. Higgins (Labour),
"signing on behalf of the entire parliamentary Labour Party".
Mick Lanigan (FF).
Terry Leyden (FF).
A load of people from the Greens
and from the violent group Sinn Fein.
Nazi boycott of Jewish shops in Berlin, 1933.
The placards say:
"Germans defend yourselves! Don't buy from Jews."
And more images.
You would think that Europeans would avoid any boycott of Israel because of its echoes of the
Nazi boycott of Jews.
But sadly no.
protest at an Israeli kiosk selling beauty products in
Jervis Street Shopping Centre, Dublin, Jan 2009.
In Odense, Denmark, in Dec 2008,
the mob at a similar kiosk selling hair-care products eventually
shot the Israelis.
Dervish cancels their tour of Israel, 30 Apr 2012, after foolishly listening to
They claim they don't want to be political.
Too late for that.
You've just made an ignorant political statement.
From their facebook.
Shame on them.
Dervish played on
an Irish trade mission to China in Jan 2005.
From Irish Times,
1 Feb 2005
a nasty, menacing, anti-Israel song from Irish singer
Mickey Joe Harte.
He is angry with Israel for responding to years of Hamas rocket fire.
The song is quite menacing, saying to Israel:
"you come and stir the hate in me"
and "you give them reasons now to fight"
and "this is war"
and "this is not the end .. this is only just beginning".
Hezbollah's July 2006 cross-border attack on Israel
(killing 8 Israeli soldiers, kidnapping 2,
and launching dozens of random rocket attacks on civilians in Israel,
injuring several civilians).
He describes Hezbollah's raid as
"the perfectly legitimate capture by uniformed combatants
of soldiers engaging in upholding illegal policies".
Raymond Deane, 19 June 2008, supports Iranian aid to Hamas!
"President Ahmedinejad has repeatedly expressed hopes for an end to the Zionist regime, a hope shared worldwide - including within Israel - by people of more impeccable democratic credentials than the Iranian president. "The provision of training and logistical support to Hamas" - nominally the democratically elected government of the Palestinian people - is to be welcomed as a small counterbalance to US and EU support for the murderous Israeli regime."
Cead mile failte to Hell, Mr Israeli ambassador, Kevin Myers, 20 Aug 2010, on Ireland's anti-Israel prejudice.
Irish artist jerks
who are boycotting Israel, he says:
"Yet strangely enough, these 'artists' don't condemn the totalitarian Islamo-Nazism of Hamas, or the emerging Fourth Reich of Iran. No, instead, they obsess over the misdeeds of a democratic state the size of Munster in a democracy-free, Arab landmass as big as the US."
Raymond Deane, 21 Aug 2010, replies, showing his true colours.
"The fact that they "don't condemn the totalitarian Islamo-Nazism of Hamas, or the emerging Fourth Reich of Iran" is because these phenomena are figments of Mr Myers' overheated and Islamophobic imagination."
Raymond Deane, 4 May 2011, is shocked by the killing of Bin Laden:
"an extra-judicial assassination and a violation of Pakistani sovereignty".
He also absurdly claims that:
"9/11 .. was .. an act of revenge for US crimes against the supposedly subordinate peoples of the non-Western world."
All these years and he has still never heard of Islamism.
Desmond Fennell, 6 Feb 2009, suggests the world should arm the Palestinian Islamists with better weapons (planes, tanks, etc.)
with which to fight the Israeli liberal democracy.
This foolish intellectual
seems innocently unaware of the fact that if the Palestinians
had the weaponry, they would carry out a full-scale genocide of the Jews.
The only thing stopping them is not lack of will, but rather lack of ability.
is the classic example of this narrow world-view.
Only the desire to oppose the west
can explain the strange, highly-selective collection of
the modern left supports.
This is why they almost never complain about Islamic or communist regimes,
Kevin Myers, November 24, 2011, points out the pathetic nature of Raymond Deane and his fellow travellers,
as they protest yet again against Israel - this time against a harmless
Israeli film festival:
"Egyptian embassies across Europe have had to endure no angry demonstrations over the Christians slaughtered by Islamic fundamentalists. And when Copts protested in Cairo, they were crushed -- quite literally in some cases -- by the army. This European Christian tolerance of the oppression of their Arab co-religionists, accompanied by a general approval for the oppressors, is rather unusual, but is unlikely to make much historical sense."
The front page of the
Cork Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Samer Issawi was
of firing a gun at a civilian vehicle,
firing an AK47 assault rifle at civilian buses,
and manufacturing pipe bombs used in attacks on Israeli civilians.
"This included four shootings, between July 2001 and February 2002, in which Isawi and his partners fired on police cars and buses travelling between Ma'ale Adumim and Jerusalem. In one attack, a policeman was injured and required surgery. On October 30, 2001, Isawi, together with an accomplice, fired at two students walking from the Hebrew University campus to their car in a nearby parking lot. In another case, Isawi provided guns and explosive devices to a squad, who fired on a bus. Finally, in December 2001, Isawi ordered an attack on security personnel at Hebrew University, providing a squad with a pistol and a pipebomb."
And this jihadi is a hero to the Cork Palestine Solidarity Campaign!
See full image.
compares supporting Israel
to supporting paedophilia.
Open support for Hamas Islamist terror at "Gaza Solidarity" March, Dublin, Jan 2009.
Indoctrination in Hamas Islamist terror in Palestinian pre-school.
looks like just another
They visit Lebanon and visit every anti-Israel activist and killer they can find,
yet no one pro-Israel.
They link to the website of the Islamofascist mass killers of women and children
with the simple tag-line
"Resistance organisation in Lebanon".
pro-Israel, pro-gay or pro-atheist group
in the entire Arab Muslim world.
The Irish "Peace" Society is
against violence by democracies,
but sympathetic to violence by non-democracies.
It has no problem with what they call the
"liberation" (what a joke) of Lebanon by Hizbollah,
the real liberation of Iraq.
and the Pakistani
representatives of two non-democracies
were listened to with respect instead of abuse.
I note the Israeli, US and British Ambassadors were not entertained.
Their error was in being free democracies.
Congratulations to the Irish Peace Society for
the visit of the Premier of
At last we agree on something!
has a nice put-down of "peace studies" programs.
"For the Peace Racket, to kill innocents in cold blood is to buy the right to dialogue, negotiation, concessions - and power. So students learn to identify "insurgent" or "militant" groups with the populations they purport to represent."
"Peace" groups inevitably do not have any clue
how to actually bring about world peace.
This explains the police presence:
The day before, on 24 Nov 2012, some guy called
calls for violence against the pro-Israel rally.
(Left) From his facebook.
(Right) From counter-demo page.
This guy is apparently
known to Gardai
as a Republican dissident.
At the protest
"I joined some comrades from RNU ... a person who identified himself as member of the Gardai special branch based in Harcourt Street approached me stealthily and said 'Rowan we know you're the main man behind this today, we're watching you, any problems come to me', I informed him I wasn't the main man anything but he didn't seem too interested".
(Syntax and spelling corrected.)
In one moving passage, he said we must always remember that, even if it is self-inflicted, Palestinian suffering is real,
and children and non-Hamas-supporters
are caught up in the consequences of the appalling decisions of the majority:
"As well as solidarity and optimism, I think it is also important to emphasise the need for compassion. Each death or injury of an innocent civilian in Gaza is a tragedy which must primarily be lain at the door of Hamas, but which also calls for restraint and for the path of peace. It is essential to recognise that there is a Palestinian perspective and there is Palestinian suffering. Many Arab commentators have taken the lead in pointing out that a great deal of that suffering is self-inflicted but it is real nonetheless."
"European spectators must understand the real force that drives [the Israel-Palestine conflict]. It is not "Palestinian land" as such. Otherwise Israel’s past concessions of land, such as — at Oslo — leaving 96% of West Bank Arab Palestinians to govern themselves or evacuating Gaza in 2005, would have been taken as goodwill gestures, stimuli to further negotiation and peace-making.
Instead, they were taken as signs of weakness, cause for more violence. The real engine of conflict is the Islamic imperative laying down that any land once ruled by Islam — as historic Palestine was ruled by the Turkish caliphate — must be returned to Islam, though it take 1,000 years. Only this can explain uncompromising calls for Israel’s elimination."
- The only time (the only time!) I can recall seeing the cause of the Israel-Palestine conflict
laid out in an Irish newspaper.
I cannot recall any Irish journalist ever doing this.
It took the
Israeli ambassador, 12 Dec 2012,
to explain this to Ireland.
"War with Israel is not subject to a treaty, cease fire,
Sykes-Picot Treaty agreements, patriotism or
disputed borders, but it is jihad for the Cause of Allah
until the entire religion is for Him only. Jihad
seeks the liberation of Palestine,
the entire country of Palestine and to liberate every land that used to be a territory of Islam,
from Spain to Iraq."
Al Qaeda also explained it in 2006, but the Irish left didn't listen.