Netanyahu to mayor of Dublin: You should be ashamed of yourself

  • Netanyahu to mayor of Dublin: You should be ashamed of yourself

Netanyahu to mayor of Dublin: You should be ashamed of yourself

It said the event in the Palestinian city of Ramallah was "explicitly" against Israel and occurred as Israel commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day.

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.

President Benjamin Netanyahu's government claims it is motivated by anti-Semitism and that it opposes the country's very existence.

According to reports, Israeli officials had mistaken the caption "Ardmhéara Micheál MacDonncha" as his full name.

He did therefore not show up on the watch list.

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said its deputy director-general for Europe, Rodica Radian-Gordon, expressed "her astonishment and deep disappointment" that the Lord Mayor chose to participate in "such a blatant anti-Israel event".

Authorities there say Mícheál Mac Donncha was attending a conference in Palestine that glorified a war criminal.

At least 31 Palestinians have been killed by cross-border gunfire by the Israeli army since March 30 when peaceful rallies began along the Gaza Strip's roughly 45-kilometer eastern border with Israel. In addition, it made mention of the Dublin city council's recent decision to formally support a boycott of Israel.

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