There is something quite pretentious about Desmond Fitzgerald’s description, (Letters July 7), of Israel as a “...successful, vibrant, progressive and equal state...” as, and not forgetting the billions of dollars of subventions from the US, the commentary from within Israel is somewhat different.
Fri, 10 Jul, 2015
While Dr Kevin McCarthy’s previous predictions on the outcome of the recent Israeli election were way off the mark, he’s on safer ground when he quotes (Irish Examiner, Letters, March 31) from the excellent survey of attitudes in Gaza, which was carried out by the reliable Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research.
Thu, 02 Apr, 2015
Recent replies from Messrs Kevin McCarthy, Noru Tsalic and Ciarán O’ Raghallaigh, (Letters, Irish Examiner), to my humble letter on the recently perceived increase in the incidents of anti-Semitism, appear to play the man rather than address what I merely reported as the views of prominent Israelis confirming a link between the behaviour of the the state of Israel, and especially its military, and an increase in anti-Jewish incidents.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2015
In his recent letter (Irish Examiner, Letters, March 3), Mr Charlie Murphy introduces the notion that prejudice against a religious or ethnic group can be justified or ‘understood’ in light of the ‘link’ with the actions (or alleged actions) of a state.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2015
While Dr Kevin McCarthy puts recent acts of anti- Jewish prejudice down to “a reflexive action from a cohort that wants to denigrate their fellow human beings ..... in their limited, and limiting, worldview”, he is in denial about the link between this increase in prejudice and Israel’s wanton human rights abuses, as most shamefully shown in the recent assault on Gaza.
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015