In an episode similar to the recent harrassment of Dervish over plans to visit Israel, an Irish writer has hit out at a leading member of the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign for intimidation.
Gerard Donovan who is recovering from cancer had been planning to visit Israel to read some of his work but had to cancel it for health reasons.
Novelist condemns 'intimidation' by group promoting boycott of Israel - The Irish Times - Tue, May 15, 2012
Meanwhile, a pub in Dublin has been targetted by self-styled pro-Palestinian activists because it flew the Israeli flag recently.
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The bullying tactics of the Irish anti-Israel IPSC | Anne's Opinions
None of this involves promoting Palestinian culture. It's all about attacking Israel.
The IPSC is free to take its view of the world. But this desperate need on the part of some of its activists to target any expression of Israeliness anywhere - no matter how benign - is looking like an obsession-related disorder.