Israel gives Irish ambassador severe dressing down for ‘anti-Semitic’ Dáil Bill

Israel says Dublin should concentrate on ‘dark dictatorships’

Israeli soldiers stand guard as Israeli bulldozers demolish walls on a Palestinian land near the West Bank city of Yatta, south of Hebron on  January 23rd. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun

Israeli soldiers stand guard as Israeli bulldozers demolish walls on a Palestinian land near the West Bank city of Yatta, south of Hebron on January 23rd. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun

Irish ambassador to Israel Alison Kelly has been warned of “serious consequences” for Irish-Israel relations and Dublin’s standing in the region if the controversial Bill prohibiting importing goods from the occupied territories in Palestine becomes law.

The ministry said Ms Kelly was given an “angry rebuke” over the “scandalous” Bill. The severe diplomatic dressing down at the foreign ministry in Jerusalem on Friday morning followed Thursday’s passage of the first reading of the measure in the Dáil.

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