Friday, December 23, 2005

Israel Wants Stronger Statements From Ireland

These type of demands from Israel seem very unreasonable to me. Ireland is supporting Israel's right to exist. They are just not backing the Zionist party line, but why should they be required to?

Irish Zionist Slur Blasted by Israel
From: Jewish Telegraph

IRELAND sparked a diplomatic outcry last night by refusing to back Jewish rights to a homeland.[Oh really?]

An aide to Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern told the Jewish Telegraph that Zionism was a religious issue and refused to take a position on "an Old Testament mandate".

The Israeli government hit back, comparing the Republic to the hardline Iranian regime.

"I am very sorry that Ireland takes this position because in doing that they support [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad," blasted a senior aide to premier Ariel Sharon. [This is a preposterous comparision not worthy of a response.]

Last month Ahmadinejad told a "World without Zionism" conference that Israel should be "wiped off the map".

We are lifting the lid on these explosive comments after Mr Ahern refused to go on the record to denounce claims by former Irish minister Justin Keating that Jews have mounted a "self-serving and untruthful Zionist myth" to lay claim to Israel.

John Kennedy, a foreign policy adviser to Mr Ahern, said the Republic would recognise Israel only in its modern form and would not comment on any historical claims on the land. [And what is wrong with this?]



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