Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Jewish TD likened to Goebbels by SF man

Published 14/01/2009

A senior Sinn Fein politician has compared Ireland’s only Jewish TD and the Israeli ambassador to a notorious Nazi propagandist.

Aengus O’Snodaigh launched the attack on the pair during an Irish parliamentary committee hearing into the conflict in Gaza.

The Sinn Fein justice, equality and international affairs spokesman accused Ambassador Zion Evrony and Fine Gael’s Alan Shatter of indefensible attempts to justify the Israeli bombing campaign.

He likened their defence of the invasion to the arguments of Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

“Goebbels would have been proud of the twisted logic and half truths,” he said.

Ambassador Evrony branded the remarks despicable and demanded an apology, although Mr O’Snodaigh said there would be none. Mr Shatter branded the comment from Mr O’Snodaigh obscene.

“In the context of me being the only Jewish member of the Irish parliament, I think many would be appalled at what Deputy O’Snodaigh said,” the TD said.

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