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Northern Irish MEP Martina Anderson

by Michael Zeff/TPS

Martina Anderson, an Irish member of the European Parliament, said Israeli lobbyists were “all over this place like a rash” during a parliament meeting on Wednesday.

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Anderson was moderating a discussion dedicated to health issues and sanitation in Gaza and Judea and Samaria when she compared the lobbying efforts of Israeli and Jewish groups to the efforts by Palestinian Authority groups.

“We know that the Palestinians do not have the same capacity or personnel as the Israelis do,” said Anderson. “The Israelis are all over this place like a rash – they are lobbying to no end.”

“Over a billion Muslims, 22 Arab states and one great Arab nation, which the Palestinians see themselves as part of, will surely disagree with the MEP for doubting their power and political capabilities,” Amir Ohana, a member of Knesset with the Likud party told Tazpit Press Service (TPS).

“As for the ‘rash’ part, I can only express my impression with the creative associations that these new anti-Semites have,” added Ohana.

Anderson is a representative of Northern Ireland in the European Parliament for the Sinn Féin party, known for its anti-Israeli and pro-BDS stances.

The event was organized by the European parliamentary group GUE/NGL, representing several of the Europe’s far-left wing and Green parties such as Anderson’s own Sinn Féin.

Martina Anderson is a former convicted terrorist with the IRA, dubbed the “beauty queen bomber.” She served part of a life sentence after being convicted in taking part in a bombing of a hotel in Brighton, England in 1984 and planning mass bombing attacks on 12 English resort towns.

“She loves hiding behind slogans such as Human Rights protection, welfare and justice. However in her entire tenure as a member of European Parliament she has dealt with no issue and focused on no other goal than to attack Israel,” Gilad Segal, a former diplomat with the Israeli Embassy in Brussels told TPS.

“As a convicted terrorist who still has ties and relations that go beyond the PLO to Hamas nowadays, she is in no position to preach,” added Segal.

“If Israelis managed to anger someone like her, then we’re doing a good job,” an official with the Israeli foreign ministry told TPS. At this time however, the ministry has not decided whether or not this outburst warrants an official response.

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64 COMMENTS

  1. WHAT!! a convicted terrorist out of jail and working in the parliament, and part of IRA she needs to be taken out immediately. she is a convicted terrorist and still a terrorist. she needs to be send back to prison to remain there, not out there. she is a clear danger to irish people and israel i say remove her from office NOW

  2. The simple fact this this convicted IRA Terrorist now is a member of the European Parliament says a great deal about Europe in general. This idiot child should sit down and have several "HARP" beers and think positive thoughts about Great Britian, the Queen, and what could have been a completed Nation of United Ireland.

  3. Yaakov, please do not confound ALL Europeans with terrorist loving scum like this Sin Fein MP. Sure, anti Semitism is on the rise, but not all European citizens are terrorist lovers. Unfortunately, like napoleon once said: 10 extremists shouting at the top of their lungs make more noise than 1000 moderates who remain silent.

  4. I am from Northern Ireland, and I just want to apologise for the member of the Euro parliament has insulted and abused you. We are not all like this in Northern Ireland. I wish to honour and appreciate all the work that the Israeli people do throughout the world.

  5. She is an IRA killer and member of Sinn Fein (British & Irish political party), regularly attempts to enter Gaza to meet her friends in hamas.
    But don’t worry most people in Northern Ireland support Israel and if you visit Belfast you will see the Israeli flag flying on my streets in British areas.

  6. Martina Anderson represents a minority view in Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom. We do not share her anti semetic views. Martina Anderson is a convicted terrorist who has served time in prison for illegal possession of terrorist weapons and terrorist bombings. Her support for terrorist groups around the world are well known.

  7. You are not so smart yourself. Although I despise this woman and anything she stands for, you are proving your extreme lack of intelligence if you think Ireland or more exactly Northern Ireland is a nation of idiots. Apparently you know nothing of literacy, science, medicine, music, sport, politics etc. Better to remain quiet and be thought of a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Try to keep your racist comments to yourself or be tarred with all others who spout hatred. Big love

  8. The 2013 report reveals that $2.7 billion in direct aid to the non state tribal arabs in judea, samaria and gaza, between 2008 and 2012 could not be accounted for and appeared to be lost. In addition, EU investigators who visited Jerusalem and areas of Judea and Samaria were unable to obtain information or speak to non state tribal arabs in charge of infrastructure, about corruption in the areas they controlled.

    http://www.thecommentator.com/article/4267/palestinians_very_serious_about_stealing_aid_billions

    Arafat diverted $900 million of government revenue to private bank accounts between 1995 and 2000. The U.S. has, since the mid-1990s when non state tribal arabs, in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, came under the Sheikdom of Arrafat and later on Abbas, committed over $4 billion in bilateral assistance to the non state tribal arabs for infrastructure and development of institutions needed for potential 'statehood', who have received per capita almost the largest amount in international aid. Since 2008, the U.S. has given on average about $600 million a year to these non state tribal arabs in bilateral aid: in 2013 the U.S. is giving $444 million. In addition, the U.S. has given $4,150 million to UNRWA since its establishment: the US is the largest single state donor. Instead of making peace with Israel the Palestinians have been wasting their resources.

    The sheikdom of Abu Abbas, very serious… about stealing aid billions. Follow the money, not the "peace process". Click on the link below for more information about where all the BILLIONS of dollars sovereign states have donated to the nonstate tribal arabs have gone!!
    http://www.thecommentator.com/article/4267/palestinians_very_serious_about_stealing_aid_billions

  9. a rash ??? she is a plague and all her coharts are a plague on human society …. a black plague more like it … may she rot in hell along with all her murdering friends and family … God help her children when they realise who brought them into this world, a horrible evil woman ….

  10. Well Israel released murderers and for what? Just so they can have another go?
    Countries do all sorts of stupid things for all the wrong reasons. Which is why I support the death penalty for terrorist murderers – it lessens the risk of them re-offending.

  11. Khazer Ben Kani Not all irish are druken potatoes and we do not agree with her anti semetic views alot of us support israel we take part in the celabrations for indpendence day in the embsassy.
    When we find an israei figs wine fruit we encourage our member to buy it to suport Israel please check Irish for israel befor you make such nasty comments about us

  12. Khazar Ben Kani I posted the comment explaining who exactly Martina Anderson is. Let me make this very clear. The point is Martina Anderson is a terrorist whose terrorits group have never enjoyed the support of the vast majority of Irish people, Roman Catholic or otherwise. It does not do your cause any good to do exactly what Martina has done in the past an engage in bigoted comments.

  13. KeyRan McCarron The Europeon Parliment don't do what Israel says and Israel doesn't do what the Euroweenies say. Never did.
    So just wait in line to get blown up by the IRA or lose your head with ISIS. Israel doesn't take advise from jailbirds with a rash.

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