New at­tack on con­fer­ence

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY LEE HARPIN

THE DE­CI­SION to al­low a con­fer­ence chal­leng­ing Is­rael’s right to ex­ist to take place at Cork City Hall in Ire­land has been la­belled “shame­ful” by one of the city’s lead­ing po­lit­i­cal fig­ures.

The event, which be­gins to­day, will see Richard Falk, who has la­belled Is­rael an “apartheid state” and once posted an an­tisemitic car­toon on so­cial me­dia, de­liver a “key­note” speech.

Fianna Fail coun­cil­lor Ken­neth O’Flynn said he was “deeply trou­bled” by the event.

He said: “If a three-day con­fer­ence was held in Tel Aviv ques­tion­ing Ire­land’s right to ex­ist, we would rightly be out­raged. It is shame­ful that City Hall would give this con­fer­ence a space.”

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