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?"
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.
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, letter, 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."
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.
Raymond Deane v. Kevin Myers:
Cead mile failte to Hell, Mr Israeli ambassador, Kevin Myers, 20 Aug 2010, on Ireland's anti-Israel prejudice.
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."
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."
compares supporting Israel
to supporting paedophilia.
Hezbollah terrorist flag at IPSC march, Dublin, Apr 2002.
Speakers at this march included people from the IPSC, Green Party, Sinn Fein, SWP and the Socialist Party.
Open support for Hamas jihadi terror at IPSC march, Dublin, Jan 2009.
The paramilitary uniforms march in front of an IPSC banner.
IPSC, 10 Dec 2014, wishes "RIP" to a dead terrorist,
Ziad Abu Ein
(extradited from the US in 1981 over the murder of two Israelis in Tiberias in 1979).
The IPSC claims he was "beaten to death" by Israeli soldiers, which is total nonsense.
The leader of the SDLP spoke at the rally above in Derry with the Hezbollah flag, May 2018.
has a proud history of standing against terrorism during the Troubles.
What a disgrace to see it stand with Hamas terrorists against Israel,
with a Hezbollah terrorist flag.
In 2017 Mike Murphy went on a trip to the West Bank
(see clip above)
says she is in
the radical anti-Israel groups the IPSC
Mike Murphy expressed surprise,
article, Sept 23, 2017,
that the IPSC-linked group was thoroughly questioned by Israeli border security,
and four members of the group, including Elaine Daly, were deported.
If anything, it is amazing that Israel let any of the group in.
Mike Murphy bashing Israel with the most offensive language, Oct 2018.
At 1:33 he compares Israel to Nazi Germany, the country that exterminated most of the Jews of Europe.
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.
proposes sending heavy weapons to the Islamic terrorist jihad against Israel, Feb 2009.
Brendan Ciaran Browne
is a Professor of Conflict Resolution at the TCD
Irish School of Ecumenics.
He has a particular hostility to Israel.
The Irish School of Ecumenics, 8 June 2018,
by Brendan Ciaran Browne
That doesn't seem very "ecumenical" to me.
Surely the whole point of
ecumenics is to see both sides, not just one side.
Crucial to Irish conflict resolution in the Troubles was recognising and addressing the concerns of both sides, not just one side.
Amazing that the Irish School of "Ecumenics"
can't see that in the Middle East.
article about Gaza by Browne, 11 June 2018.
Professor of "conflict resolution" writes entire article about Gaza border conflict without ever suggesting that the Hamas mobs stop attacking the border.
is a climate change activist
with a sideline in anti-Israel activism.
"If Ireland were Palestine", John Gibbons, Village magazine, Aug 2014,
2014 Gaza war,
makes the absurd argument,
that many Irish and British people make,
that the UK did not bomb Dublin during the Troubles.
The answer is obvious:
The Dublin government was not bombing the UK.
If it was, then airstrikes and invasion might be quite reasonable.
In Gibbons' analogy, he shows his worldview with this phrase:
"The brutality generates a reaction."
As if Hamas missiles are a "reaction" to Israeli "brutality"
He has no idea why Hamas fires missiles.
He produces a conspiracy theory that Israel attacked Gaza so as to prevent moves towards "peace".
Israel likes war, apparently.
In reality, peace for Gaza is easy.
All Hamas has to do is stop all rocket fire, forever.
He closes by proposing, like Desmond Fennell,
that heavy weapons are sent to the Islamic terrorist group Hamas:
"A far more useful step might be to offer the Palestinians some of the US-made Javelin anti-tank missile systems that the Irish military, at enormous expense, purchased."
Climate change activist
proposes sending heavy weapons to the Islamic terrorist group Hamas, Aug 2014.
Gibbons responded to me by blocking me.
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.
Among all this one-sided opinion,
Power reveals he believes in conspiracy theories about
the USS Liberty incident of 1967.
Instead of agreeing with the US military that
it was an error,
he thinks Israel deliberately killed Americans:
"it was widely accepted in the US naval community that their vessel was attacked to prevent the US interference in stopping a war Israel was winning."
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,
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".
Aodhan Chezney Conlon
poses with a mural of the terrorist
the butchers of the Jewish children of
This features in the video of his anti-Israel song
"Palestinian Child" (2015).
So violence is the answer to Gaza's problems is it?
The message of this song, like so many other left-wing statements, is to say to Hamas:
"Carry on doing what you are doing."
"Israel is the cancer in foreign affairs."
- Irish leftist Vincent Browne, Oct 2012.
"Arab and Islamic nations could counter this Zionist enemy through unity and solidarity
It is the time for the Islamic Ummah to confront this cancerous tumor and wipe it out from the region."
- Palestinian Islamic Jihad, May 2013.
"anybody in the world, with faith or without faith, must come together in order to eradicate this cancer from the body of humanity."
- Azzam Tamimi, 2006.
"For us, it is a problem of whether our nation can ever recover its health, whether the Jewish spirit can ever really be eradicated. Don't be misled into thinking you can fight a disease without killing the carrier, without destroying the bacillus. Don't think you can fight racial tuberculosis without taking care to rid the nation of the carrier of that racial tuberculosis. This Jewish contamination will not subside, this poisoning of the nation will not end, until the carrier himself, the Jew, has been banished from our midst."
- Adolf Hitler,
"[The Jews] want to present themselves to the world as if they have rights,
but, in fact, they are foreign bacteria - a microbe unparalleled in the world. ...
May [the god Allah] annihilate this filthy people ... I condemn .. whoever believes that they are human beings. They are not human beings. They are not people."
- Hamas Deputy Minister,
"It's such a shame that the history teachers in our school never taught us [about Palestine]
but they are the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler. What have the Jews done good in this world??"
of the left-wing
Respect Party, UK,
"Oh here's to Adolph Hitler;
Who made the Britons squeal;
Sure before the fight is ended;
They will dance an Irish reel."
The IRA, Nov 1940.
"During the past number of years we have seen a constant and heavy influx of foreign Jews to N.E. Ulster.
The Republic will rid the country of such vermin."
The IRA, Nov 1940.
"The Israelis are all over this place like a rash - they are lobbying no end."
- Martina Anderson (Sinn Fein), May 2016.
"Israel is without doubt one of the most abhorrent and despicable regimes on the planet."
- Aengus Ó Snodaigh (Sinn Fein),
Who I block on Twitter:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who:
(a) target my job,
(b) target my appearance, or:
(c) libel me.
Also, since 2016, abusive reporting has become a thing.
I was targeted with abusive reporting by
an Israel-hater pretending to be "Jewish".
So I now also block:
(d) any account that even hints that it reports its enemies,
(e) any Israel-hater that claims to be Jewish.
It is just self-defence.