I wrote a short item about Foley’s Bar within my post last week about the bullying tactics of the Irish-Palestinian Society. Today I received an update from two of my commenters, cba (by email) and Roxymuzak (who posted his comment on the Yom Yerushalayim thread), and I wanted to share it with you because it brings home how important is our support for our foreign friends, at least as important as their support for us.
Sean Foley, owner of Foley’s pub (bar) in Dublin, Ireland, has written to thank everyone for their support.
Mr Foley has been flying an Israeli flag outside his bar for the last number of weeks and has received enormous support.
His bar has also been targeted by the repellent, anti-Semitic Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign loons, who work with the genocidal terrorist organisation Hamas whose stated aim is to wipe out an entire race of people, namel Israel and Jews.
So, if you’re ever in Dublin, drop into his bar in Merrion Row, Dublin 2 for a few pints of the black stuff (Guinness) after which you will be seeing lots of leprachauns. Remember, Sean doesn’t serve mere Guinness. It’s liquid poetry.
Sean Foley writes:
I want to take this opportunity to once again thank you for all the kind responses I received.
Clearly what I did was a very significant act to both the people of Israel and the Israeli diaspora, and in this regard I am very happy that I played a small role in doing so.
Over the past couple of weeks I have taken a greater interest in Israel and, through your many informative Emails, I have been able to educate myself, as to enormous challenges that Israel faces on a daily basis.
In addition, I’m sure it can be quite disheartening for Israeli people around the world, to have to listen to biased rhetoric from others, who have evolved their wisdom from highly questionable sources.
In this regard, I would like to inform you, my new found friends, both near and far, of a very big welcome on the mat in this little corner of the world called Foley’s Bar.
Hoping that many more friendships will be strengthened in the future.
The Innocent Irish Publicanologist
What can I add except Hurray for Foley’s Bar and Sean Foley, aka the “Innocent Irish Publicanologist” who runs it! May we be blessed to have many more friends like Mr. Foley, who can tell right from wrong, and who recognize bias when they see it, even when they freely admit that they do not know much about our region.
Well done to all those who wrote to support Foley’s or who went there in person.