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Minister Shatter trying to drum up business between Ireland and Israel


L'Chaim

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I mentioned this in another thread, but I then thought it deserves a thread of its own......
Yesterday the Minister attended the inaugural meeting in Israel of the Israel Ireland Business Network in Tel Aviv University. Over the past few months, the Network which was established by Clyde Hutchinson, has expanded from an initial idea to its current membership of 300. The Network links young professionals, companies and research institutes engaged in technology development, research and innovation. Inaugurating the Network in Israel today, the Minister emphasised that Ireland was open for business, provided a positive environment for new business, research partnerships and innovation and that the Irish Government was committed to supporting research and development in high tech industry. Commenting on the fact that Israeli companies have more companies quoted on NASDAQ than the EU 27 combined, the Minister said “Ireland would like to emulate the Israeli experience in the area of company formation and innovation in indigeneous high tech industry and research”. The Minister pointed to the commonality of interests between both countries in the area of economic and industrial development and innovation. Commenting on the events of the day the Minister said “There is much Ireland and Israel hold in common and that should be a key focus of our interaction. We both have a significant stake in research, technology development and innovation. Both our economies depend on SMEs and export markets to deliver jobs, growth and economic stability. We also have much to learn from each other in areas of concern to our citizens such as road safety. If anything, today demonstrated the important and substantive issues of common concern to our citizens which link Ireland, Israel and indeed many other countries and how we can work together, at individual, company and government level for our mutual benefit”.
Minister Shatter launches IRIS, the Joint Ireland Israel Programme on Road Safety « MerrionStreet.ie Irish Government News Service

Now I hope Minister Shatter succeeds. I agree with him that Ireland and Israel can work together for mutual benefit. I think that for him to go to Israel and push the fact that Ireland is open for business is a very positive move. I also notice that he is in Israel encouraging all members of the Irish Diaspora in Israel to visit Ireland and participate in the gathering. That's also good. I have a number of Israeli friends visiting here at the moment. They have never been here before and they are having a great time. They think Ireland is a wonderful country and they are having a ball. I know that they will go back to Israel and recommend Ireland as a country to visit and hopefully in the future we will see an increase in Israeli tourists coming here
 

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You just know....which way this is going to go.

:-x
 

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Is today Masochist's Day in the Jewish calendar?
 

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I agree with him that Ireland and Israel can work together for mutual benefit.
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I have a number of israeli friends visiting here at the moment. They have never been here before and they are having a great time. They think Ireland is a wonderful country and they are having a ball. I know that they will go back to Israel and recommend Ireland as a country to visit and hopefully in the future we will see an increase in Israeli tourists coming here
Folks, make sure your Irish passports are secured fully, these chancers are casing the place seeking to procure them.
 

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You just know....which way this is going to go.

:-x
You never know, somebody may end up popping a rose into the barrel of L'Chaim's rifle.
 

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Now I hope Minister Shatter succeeds. I agree with him that Ireland and Israel can work together for mutual benefit. I think that for him to go to Israel and push the fact that Ireland is open for business is a very positive move. I also notice that he is in Israel encouraging all members of the Irish Diaspora in Israel to visit Ireland and participate in the gathering. That's also good. I have a number of Israeli friends visiting here at the moment. They have never been here before and they are having a great time. They think Ireland is a wonderful country and they are having a ball. I know that they will go back to Israel and recommend Ireland as a country to visit and hopefully in the future we will see an increase in Israeli tourists coming here
Considering the hatred fomented by the left here I worry Israelis will be turned off when they come here. Those I have net this year have all said they have enjoyed Ireland and have been made welcome. It seems the hate-Israel brigade are the student union bar loony left navel gazing types who are out of touch with ordinary people.
 

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I have a number of Israeli friends visiting here at the moment. They have never been here before and they are having a great time. They think Ireland is a wonderful country and they are having a ball. I know that they will go back to Israel and recommend Ireland as a country to visit and hopefully in the future we will see an increase in Israeli tourists coming here
My God, but you're humming a different tune these days. Is this what having a Jewish Justice Minister does to P.ie's resident Hasbara troll?

As for your Israeli guests, a few nights ago you were telling us that Jews stuck together and wouldn't mix with anybody who criticised Israel. Did they bring their Cones of Silence along?

Run along, pal. Shatter is on a one-stint crusade.

After the next GE it'll be business as usual.
 

L'Chaim

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Considering the hatred fomented by the left here I worry Israelis will be turned off when they come here. Those I have net this year have all said they have enjoyed Ireland and have been made welcome. It seems the hate-Israel brigade are the student union bar loony left navel gazing types who are out of touch with ordinary people.
Of course they are being made welcome. And a neighbour of mine, who has never been to Israel before, is going there in a couple of weeks, after being persuaded by me that Israel is a great country to visit. So bit by bit it's all good. Many Israelis think Ireland doesn't like them. That's not true. Many Irish people just don't consider Israel as a place to go for a holiday. They couldn't be more wrong. Let both peoples see that Ireland and Israel are great places to visit
 

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My God, but you're humming a different tune these days. Is this what having a Jewish Justice Minister does to P.ie's resident Hasbara troll?

As for your Israeli guests, a few nights ago you were telling us that Jews stuck together and wouldn't mix with anybody who criticised Israel. Did they bring their Cones of Silence along?

Run along, pal. Shatter is on a one-stint crusade.

After the next GE it'll be business as usual.
I did not say that Jews stick together. I said that I don't mix with people who have opinions like yours
 

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But ..but ... why doesn't he go to Dubai, Qatar, the Emirates and Singapore where the money is?

Israel is a US international welfare programme. He could at least go somewhere where there is oil money or massive amounts of offshore wealth.

Or I wonder is Shatter getting a free holiday the only place he feels comfortable other than up the Israeli Ambassador's backside in Dublin?
 

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I did not say that Jews stick together. I said that I don't mix with people who have opinions like yours
Same thing, Hank.
 

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Considering the hatred fomented by the left here I worry Israelis will be turned off when they come here. Those I have net this year have all said they have enjoyed Ireland and have been made welcome. It seems the hate-Israel brigade are the student union bar loony left navel gazing types who are out of touch with ordinary people.
Hatred of who/what exactly?
2nd bold point- Well done, you got 3 generalisations in one sentence. New record.
 

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But ..but ... why doesn't he go to Dubai, Qatar, the Emirates and Singapore where the money is?

Israel is a US international welfare programme. He could at least go somewhere where there is oil money or massive amounts of offshore wealth.

Or I wonder is Shatter getting a free holiday the only place he feels comfortable other than up the Israeli Ambassador's backside in Dublin?
Gilmore and his good friend the American ambassador and Shatter and his good friends the Israelis, now there's an axis of evil.
 

L'Chaim

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But ..but ... why doesn't he go to Dubai, Qatar, the Emirates and Singapore where the money is?

Israel is a US international welfare programme. He could at least go somewhere where there is oil money or massive amounts of offshore wealth.

Or I wonder is Shatter getting a free holiday the only place he feels comfortable other than up the Israeli Ambassador's backside in Dublin?
Maybe other TDs are in those places. It's St patricks' week. Irish TDs tend to travel all over the world this week
 

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Come on people. It's about business- we shouldn't be letting the usual nonsense get in the way. I hope we can entice a lot of shekels our way and I hope it can lead to some really productive co-operation.
 

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Considering the hatred fomented by the left here I worry Israelis will be turned off when they come here. Those I have net this year have all said they have enjoyed Ireland and have been made welcome. It seems the hate-Israel brigade are the student union bar loony left navel gazing types who are out of touch with ordinary people.

Good programme on Ch4 +1 just now re Churchill and the Fascist plot where all the anti jews were well heeled right wingers .
 
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