Israeli Government Being 'Out-Maneuvered' Politically - Westmeath Defence Expert

He says Israel should be concerned with the damage being done to its relationship with the US.

Israel should be concerned with the damage the war is doing to its relationship with the US.

That's the view of Mullingar Security and Defence Expert, Declan Power, as Ireland is due to recognise the State of Palestine today.

He claims it's time for the Israeli Government to realise it has been out-maneuvered politically.

He says it's gotten to a stage where Hamas is starting to sound more reasonable:


The Enterprise Minister says he doesn't expect Ireland's recognition of Palestine to affect our international reputation when it comes to trade.

Former Israeli Ambassador Dana Erlich has warned the move could impact on foreign investment in the tech sector here.

Taoiseach Simon Harris said her comments were just being used to distract from Israel's actions in Gaza.

Minister for Enterprise, Longford Westmeath TD, Peter Burke, says no one has expressed concern to him as the move was well flagged in advance:

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