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Pro-Israel rally, Dublin, 2012

Pro-Israel activism in Ireland

For various reasons, Ireland is one of the more anti-Israel countries among the Western democracies. But there has been a steady growth in pro-Israel activism in recent years.

It's important to counter the anti-Israel narrative in Ireland from the likes of "Irish_Gaels" above.
For the sake of Ireland's good name as much as anything else.


Oireachtas Friends of Israel

There is an Oireachtas Friends of Israel group.
Also called the Oireachtas Ireland-Israel Friendship group.
Its membership is unclear. If you have a proper list of members, tell me here.

Joanna Tuffy, 3 Aug 2014, confirms the group exists and she is a member.

The claimed members of the group as at 2010, according to "Palestine in Irish Politics" by the anti-Israel group Sadaka.
This list is inaccurate. See below.

Leo Varadkar, 5 Aug 2014, says he is not a member.

Pro-Israel rally, Dublin, Nov 2012

A small pro-Israel rally was held in Dublin on 25 Nov 2012.
An aggressive number of Israel haters turned up, requiring a massive police presence to stop them attacking the pro-Israel people.

This explains the police presence:
The day before, on 24 Nov 2012, some guy called Rowan Clarke (Rowan O'Clerigh) calls for violence against the pro-Israel rally.
(Left) From his facebook (now deleted).
(Right) From counter-demo page.

Counter-protesters display the terrorist flag of the PFLP, the home invasion butchers of the Fogel family in Itamar in 2011.
From 11:15 in video here.
There are also eliminationist chants: "From the river to the sea ..."
The guy behind the camera, Tommy Donnellan, is an open supporter of the Palestinian jihad.
See another shot of PFLP flag from here.

The counter-demo was organised by "Act for Palestine", which promotes Palestinian violence on its front page.
They promote the terrorist PFLP. From here.
They promote that guy with the "Death to Israel" t-shirt. From here.


On a brighter note, on the other side of the barricade, Irish politician Richard Humphreys made a great speech at the pro-Israel rally.

YouTube user "MasonWatcher" comments on the above video.

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