Sunday January 26, 2020

Israel's dressing-down of Irish ambassador crosses a line

Israel is badly betrayed when Netanyahu accuses the Oireachtas of anti-Semitism. This from a man who backs Duterte in the Philippines and Crown Prince Salman in Saudi Arabia

27th January, 2019
Netanyahu is busily backing Duterte in the Philippines, Crown Prince Salman in Saudi Arabia, Bolsonaro in Brazil, Orban in Hungary and Trump in Washington Pic: Getty

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. In Ireland, the official Holocaust commemoration takes place in the Mansion House. It has taken place each year with the help of sponsorship of the Irish government, initiated by me, since 2003.

As Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in that government, I took the first opportunity to publicly and formally apologise, however belatedly as far as the Irish state was concerned, for the abject and dismal failure of the...

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