Battle of Bogside veteran Eamonn McCann credits the influence of a deceased Irish journalist called Mary Holland, who (though he doesn't volunteer the fact) just happens to have been his partner and the mother of two of his children:
"As soon as you walked out of the hotel, she recalled, you could see something was terribly wrong. Arabs shrinking back on the pavements to allow Jews to pass, being literally, physically pushed out of their way if they didn’t move fast enough, and, worst of all in her account, the Arabs’ heads-down acceptance of it all."
McCann (read more about him here), who also cites the influence of, among others, the repellent Tony Cliff (born in Eretz Israel as Yigael Gluckstein) writes of "the settled hatred that lies at the heart of Israel’s official ideology" and confidently predicts Israel's "downfall in the end".
|Courtesy: Jean Vercors|
More Zionist reflections on the old Irish Trot here and here