by Felix Quigley
July 4, 2008
We on 4international are totally opposed to the Jew Haters of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions leaders who have just called for a boycott of Israel.
The trade union movement in Ireland has a proud history with connections t the great socialist leaders and Irish patriots, James Connolly and Jim Larkin. There are also connections between this early movement and the socialist revolutionaries Lenin and Trotsky. When both Connolly and Larkin spent time in America they were organizing among many nationalities, but especially among the Irish and Jewish workers and trade unionists in the early 1900s. These present ICTU leaders are trampling on the history and record of Connolly and Larkin in calling for a boycott of Israel.
These leaders are now full of hatred for Israel and are a great danger not only to Israel and to Jews but to Irish workers also. How can Irish workers be successful in the struggle for socialism if led by leaders who are are joining in with Fascist enemies of Israel and of Jews everywhere, including in Ireland.
These leaders have just met and called for a boycott of Israel, which is the only Homeland that the Jews have. We await with interest what will be the position of these leaders on bomb attacks in Israel by Fascist Palestinian Arabs, on the threat to destroy Israel by Ahmadinejad etc. Will they even take a position on the Bulldozer murder of 3 Jews two days ago!
This is their statement. It is a disgrace to every Irish worker and to every real socialist revolutionary in Ireland.
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