- Dec 5, 2009
"... The motion proposed by People Before Profit Cllr John Lyons calls for the flag to be flown for the month of May.
The motion was carried with the support of Sinn Féin and left-wing parties by 42 to 11, with seven abstentions.
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil members voted against.
An amendment from Fine Gael councillors proposing that both the Palestinian and Israeli flags be flown for a week was defeated..."
Disgraceful decision. - I am not talking about how the Palestinian people should not expect support and solidarity. Of course they should, and they should have the state that is their right. But that is not what animates these left wing misfits and dogmatists, projecting their own world-view naively onto the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This is just another installment of their usual flag waving up in the peanut gallery, accompanied by the usual inane chanting to hold out for more, to plant one more bomb etc.