To sell Israeli goods that have been produced beyond Israel’s green line are now potentially a criminal offense in Ireland. This is not just a ban or a labeling of products that is being discussed. This is taking a step that would basically say that Israel and Ireland have no business future together.
Ireland and the “Palestinians”
Why do the Irish care so much about the “Palestinians?” Are the Irish people such liberal minded people who care about the rights of the downtrodden? What would drive them to consider a move that is even more radical than the European Union? Is this a symbolic move or a practical move that will change things between the two countries?
According to Ynet, on April 9, 2018, Dublin became the first European capital to vote in favour of resolutions that endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. They even took the major step of calling for the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland. The City Council boycott motion included a specific call to boycott products and services from Hewlett Packard. On 10 April, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha traveled to Ramallah to attend a Palestinian Authority conference on the status of Jerusalem, and avoided an Israeli government ban due to confusion arising from the spelling of his name in Irish on his passport.
Ireland can choose to be on the radical progressive anti-Israel train. It will end up backfiring against them.