No practical parallel between SF and Hamas?

So says Gene at Harry’s Place…

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  • Pete Baker

    “Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams paid a brief and meaningless visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.”

    Gene’s not wrong..

  • Brenda

    The comments are good. I think Mr Dinner is a shinner.

  • Hidden Gem

    “In my experience, preconditions can only serve as an excuse for lack of progress in negotiations,” Adams said.

    I wonder if that includes the precondition of a commitment to exclusively democratic means as a way of achieving political aspirations?

  • Felix Quigley

    So what then do the contributors here think is the nature of Hamas, Fatah and the Hezbullah.

    These are all movements which seek to destroy Israel. I can take you through their written constitutions and statements of their leaders to show this.

    If Jo is reading this. Did you make a comparision to the IRA terrorist war against protestant people in the north of Ireland and to the Jewish struggle for self-determination. I just wonder how you can do that, even if I accept you did it indirectly.

    Put it like this Jo. Did the Jewish people have the right to wage the 1948 to 49 war when Israel was attacked by many Arab armies?

  • Pat Riot

    HAMAS, ETA, AL-QAIDA, PIRA, LTTE (TAMIL TIGERS), FARC, HIZBALLAH, KHMER ROUGE

    Birds of a feather…?

  • Felix Quigley

    I do not wish to be misunderstood and my above comment may indeed do so.

    I believe that the Irish struggle against Britain which ended in the 1916 Rebellion and the ensuing war for independence up until 1921 was very progressive.

    The problem lay in the attitude of republicanism towards the Protestant people of the North.

    There are those in Ireland who during the recent 1916 Rebellion celebrations were really saying the 1916 Rebellion was not progressive and I want no part of that. It was extremely progressive.

    Hamas I see as a real anti-Semitic, and brutal movement as is Hezbullah. But Abbas and Fatah is no different.

    The problem as I see it is that the Palestinian issue was skilfully sold in countries like Ireland, using issues such as the Deir Yassin massacre, which was a hoax, a massacre simply did not take place in that village.

    Sinn Fein is a very anti-Israel movement. That draws them close to Hamas and Hezbullah. They are not alone in Ireland.