In this interview with the Daily Star in Lebanon Alan Shatter voiced the exact Israeli Government line on the question of Hezbollah.
As the Irish Army has to work on a day to day basis with Hezbollah in Lebanon what is the Irish Minister of Defence doing enunciating Israeli Government policy on this matter?
Is this official Irish Government policy?
If it is then there is no alternative but to have an immediate withdrawal of all Irish troops from Lebanon and the Golan. If not, Shatter has to be sacked. It is as simple as that.
Irish minister: Hezbollah has just one wing | News , Politics | THE DAILY STAR
(Yes, I know there are other threads on Israel but this is important in itself - I know that the interview is being discussed with great concern by others involved in the present situation in the Middle East. The Jewish Chronicle is already running with the story).BEIRUT: It is not a “valid distinction” to differentiate between Hezbollah’s military and political wings, Alan Shatter, Ireland’s minister for defense, justice and equality, said Sunday. “I don’t believe that distinction is a valid distinction,” Shatter, presently on an official visit to Lebanon, told The Daily Star.
“I think Hezbollah is a single organization,” he continued, adding: “it doesn’t reflect ... the structure of the IRA [Irish Republican Army] where the IRA, or Provisional IRA, was a military wing and Sinn Fein was a political wing.”