It’s reported that David Norris is poised to re-enter the Irish Presidential race, having withdrawn from the race following revelations that he asked for leniency for his ex-partner who was convicted of the statutory rape of a 15 year old boy in Israel.
Apart from being gay, which pleases liberal opinion, he also seems to have a REAL problem with Israel. Consider these quotes;
* Irish Senate, 23 Mar 2004. Norris supports sanctions against Israel for killing Sheikh Ahmed Yassin: “We should not be trading with a rogue state.” He gets a lot of support in the Senate. Nobody defends Israel.
* Norris on Israel, Irish Senate, 20 May 2004 – “There is one thing that we can do. There is a human rights protocol attached to the external association agreement of the European Union. Since we hold the Presidency of the EU, why do we not operate that and remove the special status awarded to Israel?” He gets a lot of support in the Senate. Nobody defends Israel.
* Norris on Israel, Irish Senate, 5 July 2006.
o He describes Gaza as “an open-air concentration camp”.
We all remember Mary Robinson’s problem with Israel, looks like Ireland may choose another VICIOUS anti-Israel President.