The Israeli embassy in Dublin has disputed claims that Ireland is the “most hostile country to Israel in the European Union”.
Anti-Israel activism has stepped up in the country of late. This
week, Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign constructed “checkpoints”
and a “separation wall” in Dublin’s main shopping district Grafton
Street. Actors played the parts of cowering Palestinian women in
headscarves and Israeli soldiers with machine guns.
Around 14 Irish activists were detained in Israel aboard the MV
Saoirse attempting to reach Gaza by boat. They were deported back to
Ireland this week.
Israeli newspaper Ynet reported that Ireland had become the most
hostile country to Israel in the European Union, "pushing all of
Europe's countries to a radical and uncompromising approach."
The Israeli embassy has come under attack on its Facebook page, and
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