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Israel’s embassy in Ireland criticised after social media controversies

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

The ‘provocative’, ‘offensive’ approach of the country’s Dublin mission has drawn international media attention

Embassy couple: the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, Boaz Modai, and his wife, Nurit Tinari Modai. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times Embassy couple: the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, Boaz Modai, and his wife, Nurit Tinari Modai. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

‘Somebody on the Israeli foreign-ministry staff in Ireland has a lot of explaining to do,” began the report in the Jewish Press, in August. The article went on to explain how followers of the Twitter account of the Israeli embassy in Dublin had been upset by a tweet: “It’s from 2011: The UN has itself become a tool against Israel. Hitler couldn’t have been made happier”.The tweet was quoting Simon Deng, a south Sudan refugee, and contained a link to a speech Deng made protesting the Durban II conference. The event, sponsored by the United Nations, was boycotted by the United States and…

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