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The Ireland Israel Alliance (IIA) is a grassroots, non-profit organisation based in Dublin, Ireland. The aim of the IIA is to bring clarity to public perception of issues surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and to ensure such issues receive fair and impartial treatment within the Irish media. We engage with supporters and organisations from both secular and religious backgrounds across the political spectrum. We seek to engage with the Government of Ireland, the political parties, public interest groups, schools, colleges and other educational establishments. We also use social media to engage with and inform the wider public about such issues. 

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Ireland Looks to Reward Palestinian Terrorism with a State

Following the worst loss of Jewish life since the Holocaust in the massacre of October 7th, Ireland’s new Taoiseach, Simon Harris, has started as he means to go on: rewarding Palestinian terrorism. The Ireland-Israel Alliance (IIA) opposes the proposed unilateral recognition of a Palestinian State, and criticises the lame lip service offered to the families of Israeli hostages by the new Fine Gael Leader.

Founder and Executive Director of the IIA, Jackie Goodall, stated:It is now 6 months since the horrors of October 7th, and our political leaders have decided the reward for Palestinian terrorism should be a State. At the same time that the government parties have stated that the diplomatic representative of the Jewish State is not welcome at their party conferences out of all Ambassadors, the new Taoiseach has sought to lead the charge on Ireland recognising a Palestinian State and lobbying other EU member states to follow suit. The message from our political class is clear: the reward for Hamas terrorism and the punishment for Israel’s self-defence should be a Palestinian State. Indeed, the Taoiseach could not even afford a full sentence of his remarks at the Ard Fheis to the innocents still brutally being held captive in Gaza.

With the imminent threat of Iranian attacks on Israel’s diplomatic consuls and a recent security incident targeting the embassy in Ireland, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have decided to fan the flames and cross the picket line to join the voices of hate and violence in our society. This marks a persistent pattern in the Irish political response to October 7th, from UNWRA’s links with Hamas, to saying Irish-Israeli citizen Emily Hand had been ‘lost and found’, to ongoing efforts by the IDF to rescue the hostages, demonise Israel, and deny Palestinian responsibility for their own terrorism. This latest escalation is not the end, and there will undoubtedly be further provocations to come – until sense returns, or the cord linking Dublin and Jerusalem is finally severed.

Since the first news of the massacre of Israeli civilians, security forces, and some 70 foreign nationals broke, in addition to the ongoing, horrific situation with the hostages still held in Gaza, several of whom are babies, their families and loved ones not knowing if they are dead or alive – Ireland’s political leaders have tarnished our reputation on the international stage.

“Synagogues in this country have had to implement additional security measures in response to the outpouring of antisemitism, with many Jews and Israelis in Ireland fearful of publicly showing signs of their identity for fear of attack. Quite simply, where is the voice of reason? Where is the voice of moderation in Irish politics – who will raise the plight of the hostages, who will challenge the rise in antisemitism, who will refuse to support Palestinian terror? Simon Harris and Micheal Martin are determined to even censor the voice of the Jewish State, lest the voice of the Jewish State be heard…”

The Israel Survey

The world is undergoing significant change. Two major conflicts are unfolding in Europe and its immediate surroundings: The Russo-Ukrainian War on the one hand and the Hamas-Israel War on the other, ignited by Hamas‘ terrorist attack on Israel on October 7, 2023. The changes are not only geopolitical; they increasingly affect the domestic politics and social climate of many European countries. Antisemitic sentiments are being more openly expressed.

The Israel Survey

Against this background, ELNET is conducting the research project the Israel Survey 2024 for the sixth time. This year, Bar-Ilan University, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Royal Elcano Institute, the Turkish Foreign Policy Institute (dpe), Med Israel for fred, the Ireland Israel Alliance, and the New Strategy Center are participating as partners.

This unique research project sheds light on relations between Europe and Israel and provides insights into European Middle East policy. It also examines the political significance of Jewish life in Europe.

Last year, representatives from 17 European parliaments, including the European Parliament, participated in the survey. The goal for this year is to broaden the scope even more by surveying MPs from around 30 European parliaments. Details on the findings of the Israel Survey 2023 can be accessed here.

The results of The Israel Survey will be presented at ELNET’s Europe Middle East Forum in Berlin at the beginning of June. Additionally, they will be published on our website by that time.

Please get in touch with our colleague Francesca Fassbender (ffassbender@elnetwork.eu) if you are a Member of Parliament and would like to get the link to participate in the survey.

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It is widely perceived that Ireland has become an outlier in Europe in recent years in terms of its hostility towards Israel. This hostility spans all political parties, and is rooted deeply within Ireland’s media and civic institutions.

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