Fury as Mention of Israel is Banned from Forthcoming Holocaust Memorial Day in Ireland

The memorial hall at Yad Vashem: mention of Israel has been banned from a forthcoming Holocaust commemoration ceremony in Ireland.

A furore has broken out in Ireland after organizers of the forthcoming Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 decided to ban any mention of Israel at the event.

“The trustees of Holocaust Educational Trust Ireland (HETI) have instructed the host of the country’s main Shoah memorial event in January ‘not to refer to the Jewish State or the State of Israel during any part of the ceremony,’” the London-based Jewish Chronicle newspaper reported.

The ban follows a similar bar imposed just days before this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day in Ireland, when long-standing host Yanky Fachler was told to avoid mentioning Israel, the JC said.

He reluctantly complied when his objections fell on deaf ears but, afterwards, complained in writing to the organising body, HETI – only to be told the rule will again apply at January’s event at Dublin’s Mansion House.

Six days later, Fachler received a letter from HETI chair Peter Cassells telling him he was being replaced after 12 years in the job…

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  • Jan Morrissy

    It’s getting mental….? Wouldn’t cha say?
    Seriously. This BS has to be shut down. Israel is the only hope we have for democracy (like that word?) in our lands. FIGHT FOR IT!

  • simus1

    Not unexpected, but still sickening in their grossness.

    There are lots of “politics first” front organizations everywhere today. Big shots with high sounding titles faking their supposed missions on a grand scale.
    They seem especially bold in England and Ireland.

  • Barrington Minge

    I have been to Yad Vashem. It is truely one of the most moving experiences of my life. I’m not a jew, I’m an athiest, but standing in that hall even I could feel an overpowering sense of sadness tinged with anger. My companion that day, was a jew and he was beside himself, both his parents died in Auschwitz……

  • Martin Luffa

    Why is there even a holocaust memorial in Ireland?

    That makes as much sense as a holocaust memorial in Nepal

  • Hard Little Machine

    Ireland offered safe haven to Nazi submarines in WW2.

    • Pete_Brewster

      And to Nazi war criminals long after.