Wednesday, January 30, during a discussion in the Senate of Ireland bill on the ban on commercial activity in the «occupied territories», Senator David Norris made a criticism of immigrants from countries of the former USSR.
In his speech, the politician and human rights activist David Norris spoke about the fact that 40 years ago Israel was «honest» and correct state of having left-wing bias in its policy, but «millions of Soviet immigrants who escaped communism and became the extreme right» have caused serious damage to the political system of the country.»
Note that David Norris in 2011 during the elections of the President of Ireland withdrew his candidacy because of the scandal around his relationship with the Israeli left-wing activist Ezra Yitzhak Nawi.
The scandal erupted when the Irish media received information, according to which the Norris in 1997, asked to pardon his former lover Israeli, Ezra Yitzhak Nawi, who was accused of raping a 15-year-old Palestinian teenager. After that, the supporters of Norris turned away from the Senator.
Norris takes an anti-Israeli position. For this reason, the Irish media reported about the involvement of the Israeli Embassy in Dublin to the scandal around the politician. Israeli diplomats rejected these accusations, stressing that maintain good relations with Senator Norris, in spite of differences on political issues.
The blame for the disclosure of information on the links Norris with Navi took Irish blogger, adhere to, unlike the Senator, Pro-Israel views. He said that published information gathered from public sources with the help of friends, knowledge of Hebrew.
A bill currently before the Senate of Ireland, was by Frances black. It provides for the criminalization of commercial contacts with the occupied territories worldwide, including trade, provision of services or extraction of mineral resources.
Thus, to avoid confusion, the law States that it «will apply only to the territory, the occupation of which there is an international consensus.» The author of the bill stresses that at the moment these are the only territory occupied by Israel.
The press service of the residence of Israel said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly condemns the Irish legislative initiative whose sole purpose is to support BDS and damage the state of Israel. In addition, Netanyahu instructed to call the Ambassador of Ireland in Israel to the foreign Ministry for explanations on this issue.
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