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Thread: Dear IPSC, please calm down!

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    Default Dear IPSC, please calm down!

    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.

    See the end of this blog:
    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.
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    We wouldn't want a Swastika flag flying over an irish pub so it's perfectly reasonable to object to the Israeli one as it is acting in the same way, albeit on a far smaller scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    We wouldn't want a Swastika flag flying over an irish pub so it's perfectly reasonable to object to the Israeli one as it is acting in the same way, albeit on a far smaller scale.
    You're doing great there. Just fabulous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shqiptar View Post
    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.

    See the end of this blog:
    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.
    Pubs all over Ireland are struggling.

    If the protestors cause Irish jobs to be lost, they should be banished form the island.

    A pub flew a flag for a day. I wonder if the same protestors would object to flying the Irish flag to celebrate independence.

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    I've spent the last few minutes trying to figure out what this had to do with child protection!

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    We wouldn't want a Swastika flag flying over an irish pub so it's perfectly reasonable to object to the Israeli one as it is acting in the same way, albeit on a far smaller scale.
    Oh dear. Some people really do need to engage their brain before putting their fingers into gear.
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    I suppose people are angry at the terrible things Israel having be doing and the Israeli flag represents that. I can understand... Flags can be emotive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemesiscorporation View Post
    Pubs all over Ireland are struggling.

    If the protestors cause Irish jobs to be lost, they should be banished form the island.

    A pub flew a flag for a day. I wonder if the same protestors would object to flying the Irish flag to celebrate independence.
    It's more disgraceful behaviour. And you know, as a result of Dervish having been forced to cancel their plans, a number of Irish people (stage staff etc.) would have been out of pocket. Even in the good times, that whole sector would have been living hand to mouth and unlike some leading figure(s) in the IPSC, those who work in it don't have access to large pots of public funds to support them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    We wouldn't want a Swastika flag flying over an irish pub so it's perfectly reasonable to object to the Israeli one as it is acting in the same way, albeit on a far smaller scale.
    What a stupid comment

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    The truth hurts.
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