Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland, Ahmed Abdelrazek (top) and cross party supporters of efforts to gain international recognition of the State of  Palestine at Leinster House.

This afternoon.

Sasko writes:

Politicians and trade union leaders, including Micheal Martin , Gerry Adams  and President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions John Douglas, joined the Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland, Ahmed Abdelrazek and Sakaka – the Ireland Palestine Alliance at Leinster House today to urge the Irish Government to immediately implement the Dail and Seanad motions to recognise the state of Palestine on 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

False flag attack in 2…3…4.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

19 thoughts on “Behind You

    1. bisted

      …not sure about the good guys but the bad boys are the ‘friends of israel’ at the cabinet table – currently Leo Varadkar and Charlie Flanagan. They had two more at the table – Ruairi Quinn and Alan Shatter – but they have *cough* resigned.

      1. shitferbrains

        Love the fake maps. The first one isn’t anything to do with 1946, it’s a straight lift from a Jewish National Fund collection tin circa 1924 showing land bought by and for Jews. The series of maps was devised by a guy in Seattle.

        1. Spartacus

          Looks remarkably similar to the 1920 maps from the British Ordnance Survey to me, but then you probably have a much higher resolution picture to work with, given your resources over there.

          Nice to hear from you again. You were all over this place like a rash last summer when Israel was bombing the poo out of Gaza, but we haven’t heard much from you recently. Two stories linked to Israel in a matter of days, and here you are once again.

  1. Macconnait

    A bit of a gyp, since there never was a state of Palestine, the closest thing being the current Palestinian authority. The pic on the left is mandatory Palestine, which was a British occupied territory formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, and before that the Mamluke Sultanate, neither of which were based in the area in question. All diplomatic attempts to create an Arab state of Palestine have been reject by Arabs themselves. And why are we in such a rush to reward a statelet ruled by a man who is now in the 10th year of the 4 year term to which he was elected? “Free” Palestine indeed

    1. Allen

      Thanks for Hasbra-ining that. It’s all the Ay-rab’s fault. Any other startling insights you’d care to share with us?

    2. ahjayzis

      In fairness, prior incarnations of an independent recognisable-as-a-country state called Ireland are fairly few and far between – but I’m fairly sure even if there had never been a concept of it before the 1900’s, we’d still have a right to self determination.

      The USA/Canada/Australia and even Israel all have an acknowledged right to exist on stolen land, I think it’s only fair the original (longest continuous) inhabitants have the same, non?

      I mean, getting into an argument about who has the right to a state in Israel/Palestine can go both ways – the Israeli’s are mostly immigrants from the last 100 years after all. How do people recently arrived have more of a right than the people who’ve been there for a millenia?

        1. Soundings

          I think she’s going for “lice” – for the love of God, Rose, would you ever run the hoover over the house.

  2. Neilo

    As long as the proposed state recognises Israel’s right to exist, I see no problems. I prefer to be associated with Haribo rather than Hasbara, anyway. Also, nice to see the man being played in preference to the ball for a refreshing change of pace. Ah, Broadsheet, don’t ever change, baby.

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