Diplomatic rift widens after lord mayor of Dublin's 'anti-Israel' meeting


Deputy director general Rodica Radian-Gordon "expressed her amazement and deep disappointment at the fact that the mayor chose to participate in a blatantly anti-Israel event", the ministry said in a statement.

The mayor of Dublin has entered the West Bank after a reported spelling error allowed him through Tel Aviv airport in defiance of a ban.

Lord Mayor Mac Donncha is in Ramallah in Palestine attending a conference.

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Israel's foreign ministry has summoned Ireland's Ambassador to Israel to express dismay over the Lord Mayor of Dublin attending an "anti-Israel" event in Ramallah.

Mr Mac Donncha, a Sinn Féin councillor, is a supporter of the movement to boycott the Jewish state and Dublin city council has voted for a...

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It added that the Jewish state "expects a public and official Irish response to the conduct of the council of its capital city and particularly its head, who are conducting a campaign of discrimination and hatred against the state of Israel".

Israeli authorities are investigating how Dublin Mayor Micheal Mac Donncha arrived in the country despite instructions to bar his entry.

Interior minister Arieh Deri ordered an inquiry after Mr Mac Donncha announced he was in the city of Ramallah for a conference.

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The council also called for the expulsion of Israel's ambassador over the killing of Palestinians at recent protests on the Gaza-Israel border.