"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." Einstein
Irish anti-war movement protests blockade at Israeli embassy
08/06/2010 - 07:54:40
The Irish anti-war movement is asking people not to forget the events of the past week involving humanitarian deliveries to Gaza.
The group is holding a protest outside the Israeli embassy in Dublin this morning - calling on the Government to sever diplomatic ties with Israel.
Richard Boyd Barrett, chairperson of the Irish anti-war movement, has said Gardaí have tried to push protestors away from the entrance of the Israeli embassy in Ballsbridge this morning as they mounted a second peaceful blockade.
The protest continues on the road in front of the embassy.
Claudia Saba, Palestinian member of the IAWM steering committee, said: "It is just disgraceful that the Gardaí would try to prevent us from protesting in a peaceful manner. Protecting the embassy of a government who has just days ago murdered humanitarian workers in international waters and who blockaded an Irish ship and imprisoned irish activists before deporting them."