Those stellar representatives of the State of Israel staffing the embassy in Ireland have again brought great honor (Hebrew and English) to the “Jewish state.” In Facebook and Twitter postings, they denounced the so-called hatred directed at Israel by the UN, saying that were Hitler alive today he’d be delighted with the UN’s treatment.
Were this the only offense against decency and common sense, we could forgive the embassy staff for their overzealous Israel advocacy. But last Christmas, they posted that were Mary and Joseph alive today they’d be lynched:
If Jesus and mother Mary were alive today, they would, as Jews…probably end up being lynched in Bethlehem by hostile Palestinians.
Hey, but that’s not all. The embassy also posted a warm message to Hamas: “Feck Off, Hamas.”
In case you hadn’t noticed, I don’t think much of Israel’s foreign ministry and its advocacy on Israel’s behalf. But this is in a class all by itself. Instead of being the product of professional diplomacy, this seems the product of a bunch of lunatics and incompetents. The embassy seems more like an Israeli high school locker room than a diplomatic outpost.
Haaretz was more generous in its characterization:
The [social media] accounts of the Israeli embassy in Ireland have an extremist, confrontation tone which doesn’t characterize other Israeli embassies in the world.
Haaretz also suggests that someone in the MFA ought to take all the keyboards out of the embassy so no one there will be tempted to embarrass the State further with hijinks like this.
The cracker-jack diplomats who deserve all the credit for this are Boaz Modai and his wife, Nurit Tinari-Modai. In an e-mail sent to her colleagues in the ministry in Israel she also accused Israelis in Ireland who attack the Israeli Occupation of having deviant sexual tendencies. She suggested personally attacking these activists in the Irish media by exposing sensitive information about their personal lives.
Finally, the Haaretz article notes the irony of the ahistoricity of the Israel embassy in Ireland. In fact, the UN was founded out of the ashes of the Holocaust. At the close of the war, Eleanor Roosevelt joined with other world leaders to found the United Nations as an organization that would prevent precisely the sort of genocide which Hitler perpetrated on the Jewish people.
Further, when Hitler came to power in 1933 he withdrew Germany from the UN’s predecessor organization, the League of Nations. In fact, Hitler felt about the League very similarly to the way Israeli nationalists like Modai feel about the UN.