Skip to comments.Flanagan: No plans to expel Israeli ambassador
Posted on 07/31/2014 2:48:21 PM PDT by BlopAndStop
The Foreign Affairs minister Charlie Flanagan has said he has no plans to expel Israel's ambassadorto Ireland.
Minister Flanagan said Ireland's foreign policy had always been based on dialogue, which could not happen if ambassadors were not present.
He was facing calls in the Seanad for Ireland to expel Israeli ambassador Boaz Modai over Israel's actions against Palestinians in Gaza.
Minister Flanagan said expelling the ambassador would only mean more difficulties for Ireland.
"The corollary of course would be the recall or expulsion of our own ambassador in Israel and the crippling of our own embassy in Tel Aviv," he said.
"As well as communicating our views to the Israeli government and reporting to me on the politics around the crisis, Ambassador (Eamonn) McKee has a fundamentally important role to play at this time."
Israel should withdraw the Ambassador and kick out theirs!
She got even uglier
Who in the Seanad was calling for this? I’m guessing the usual suspects.
The Seanad are selected by various methods, not elected.
Something like 30 out of the 60 are chosen by panels composed of university professors, artists, union organizers, and social workers.
It is not a serious body.
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