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Irish president meets leader of anti-Israel boycott movement | The Times of Israel

Ireland’s president met with Omar Barghouti, the co-founder of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement (and 2017 recipient of the Promoting Enduring Peace Gandhi Peace Award), a move Israel denounced.

Michael Higgins shook Barghouti’s hand and warmly acknowledged him at a conference of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the largest civil society organization on the island of Ireland with 80,000 members.

“You give a great example of your internationalism by organizing fringe events and by inviting Omar Barghouti who will speak on the challenge ahead for Palestine,” Higgins said during a July 4 speech at the organization’s biennial conference, which take place in Belfast.

Source: Irish president meets leader of anti-Israel boycott movement | The Times of Israel

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