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Letters – Israel and Gaza

Dear Editor, And, respectfully, Mark O’Brien (‘More Israel and Gaza’): If any of what you say is true – and I am guessing that your introduction ‘The Gatestone Institute believes that traditional news outlets conduct insufficient reporting on critical issues and thus distributes information about events which is often very misleading’ was not what you intended to say! – then of course it is appalling. I have no doubt that

Letters – water charges

Dear Sir, I am very happy that we have finally started to talk about growth in this Country after the disastrous condition the last FF and Greens government left us, however before Michael Noonan et al start their lap of honor I would ask that we all consider the following statistics I have harvested form newspapers over the last few days.

Letters – More Israel and Gaza

Re: Sandra O Gorman’s letter September 25 “yes, over 2000 Palestinians were bombed, shot, buried in rubble -call it murder, accident, collateral damage, genocide, poor soldiering, ethnic cleansing, however you want to see it……… Mr Mudar Zahran (a Palestinian writer and academic from Jordan residing in the UK ) at Gatestone Institute interviewed Gazans over the phone and Skype during the Gaza crisis. The Gatestone Institute believes that traditional news

Letters – apologists for Zionism

Dear Editor, What an explosion of vitriol in response to Jim Wilson’s mild letter! I couldn’t even begin to take on a whole posse of apologists for Zionism, so I will confine my contribution here to an attempt to respond to the tenor shared by all three letters in your last issue, ie for the benefit of what Mr MacEoin calls “know-nothings who pontificate about matters they have never experienced

Letters – misinformed on Gaza?

Dear Editor Jim Wilson is confused and ill informed. Making accusations- wasn’t that the whole point of Margaret O’ Dees letter? 2000 people murdered? Number exaggerated and no, not murdered, killed in action, half of them militants and the other half participating, Even the Palestinian president himself has openly blamed Hamas for the number of casualties or maybe Jim Wilson choose not to read or hear this. Enclosure? Self created,

Letters – Israel the bulwark

Dear Sir, Your correspondent, Jim Wilson of Dunmanaway (Letters 14 September) really knows his stuff when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians. Or does he? As a senior fellow in Middle East studies, I can assure your readers that he is as clueless as they come. Scarcely a word in his little rant comes close to being true. Where to begin? ‘ These Zionists have no right under INTERNATIONAL

Letters – a horrendous accusation

Jim Wilson, what a horrendous accusation “They have just murdered over 2000 Palestinians” Why do say murdered? Most were killed because were militants, killed in combat, many just not wearing combat cloths, how convenient, they will be considered cililians.

Letters – Israel’s struggle for survival

Sir, I have read Mr Wilsons letter and it too is sad, he obviously only checks a certain source of information and chooses to remain deliberately ignorant of many of the facts. The zionists had a dream of a state just as the Palestinians dream of a state. The Palestinians have had many chances of realizing this dream even as far back as 1948, but they rejected the U.N partision

Letters – Greyhound, spearhead of the employers

The implications of the dispute at Greyhound Recycling  and its handling go far beyond the confines of Dublin and the waste management industry.  If this employer succeeds in cutting the wages of these workers by anywhere in the vicinity of a third, the stage will be set for a full-scale offensive against working people. There have already, during this austerity recession been examples of people having their wages slashed in

Letters – Israel and Gaza

Dear Editor, Both Margaret O’Dee’s and Michael Cronin’s letters fill me with sadness. First of all they are confusing Israelis with Zionists. These Zionists have no right under INTERNATIONAL law to take Palestinian land and they are still doing this as we speak.They have just murdered over 2000 Palestinians,a people that they imprison in Gaza with hardly any hope of freedom and they keep them under siege. Margaret O’Dee lives