On May 15, despite objection from Israeli ambassador to Ireland Ze’ev Boker Dublin City councilors raised Palestinian flag above the City Hall to show country’s solidarity with the Palestinian people on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 occupation of Palestinian territories. The flag will stay there for one month.
“The gesture is to support Palestinians living under an apartheid worse than South Africa,” said councilor John Lyons.
Ironically, Irish Christian lawmakers and religious leaders had played a major role in the establishment of the Zionist entity in 1948. Arthur James Balfour, also known as Bloody Balfour, one of the signatories of the Balfour Declaration, was chief secretary of Ireland before becoming UK’s foreign secretary.
Alan Cunningham, the last British high commissioner in Jerusalem was born in Dublin. He had been in charge during the mass expulsion of Palestinians by Zionist Jewish militias, an episode called the Nakba or catastrophe in Palestinian history.
On 14 May 1948, British rule in Palestine came to an end; David Ben Gurion declared a state that same day. The transition was marked in a low-key ceremony at which Alan Cunningham inspected a color party.
In November 2017, the Zionist regime and the organized Jewry in Western countries plan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the notorious Balfour Declaration which laid the foundation of a permanent Western colonial cancer in the heart of Muslim world.
In March 2017, Israeli president Reuven Rivlin extended an invitation to Queen Elizabeth and members of British royal family to attend the event. Queen Elizabeth has never visited the Zionist entity so far.
Three British lawmakers, Baroness Tonge, David Ward, and Lord Ahmad are leading a campaign – demanding that British government apologize for authoring and supporting the notorious Balfour Document which has brought immense sufferings to Palestinian and Arabs.
British prime minister Theresa May under pressure from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and powerful British Jewish Lobby has refused to apologize for British part in the Balfour Declaration.
Muslim-Irish relations go back to 1847 Irish Famine during which Ottoman Sultan Abdul Madjid Khan I (1839-1861) donated money and food to save tens of thousands of Irish people.