How Anti-Semitism Brought Down Ireland's Jewish Former Minister of Justice

(Jerusalem Post) Yanky Fachler - In Frenzy and Betrayal: The Anatomy of a Political Assassination, Alan Shatter, Ireland's Jewish former minister for justice, equality and defense, explores how and why he was treated so maliciously by the Irish establishment before and after he resigned in May 2014 in the wake of two reports that wrongly condemned his conduct. While the courts declared that the grounds for Shatter's resignation had been false, official Ireland has yet to acknowledge that the frenzied onslaught that destroyed his reputation was based on falsehoods. While it would be a stretch to accuse everyone who participated in the vendetta against Shatter of anti-Semitism, it would be foolish to deny there was a whiff of it in the mix. Shatter has written an important book that is destined to be studiously ignored by the very people who claim to be the guardians of Ireland's moral compass. The writer is chair of the Jewish Historical Society of Ireland.

2019-11-29 00:00:00

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