Once again Gallsman, this is an Israeli exercise in white washing their crimes and making them look acceptable to the world.
This is what "Northern Ireland Friends Of Israel" had to say about the trip:
Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, welcomed student visitors from Israel to City Hall on Tuesday 12 November. The two students were in Belfast to meet young people from across the city in a visit organised by Northern Ireland Friends of Israel. The aim of the visit is to promote dialogue between young people in Northern Ireland and Israel. The Lord Mayor is pictured with Paz Ben-Nissan (on the Lord Mayor’s left) and Yedida Jacobs.https://nifriendsofisrael.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/israeli-students-welcomed-in-belfast/
This was how the Jewish Chronicle had to say about their visit:
Israeli teens counter ‘stupid’ Irish boycott call
By Marcus Dysch, November 14, 2013
Two Israeli schoolchildren have toured Northern Ireland in a bid to combat anti-Israel activity.
Yedida Jacobs and Paz Ben-Nissan, both 17, spoke to youth groups and school pupils and met political leaders during the five-day visit. They stressed the need for people to talk about the Middle East conflict, and repeatedly said they were opposed to boycotts.
Their trip was co-ordinated by the Northern Ireland Friends of Israel (Nifi) advocacy group as a response to an academic boycott of Israel imposed by the Teachers Union of Ireland in April.
As part of the ban, union members voted to end educational exchanges between Israeli and Irish pupils.
Miss Jacobs, a biochemistry student from Jerusalem, said: “Without taking part in dialogue, we cannot move forward. Paz and I are too young even to vote; we cannot influence the situation in Israel. A boycott on us seems unfair.”
On Monday evening, around 300 people, including Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers and members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, attended a Kristallnacht memorial event at Belfast Synagogue at which the Israeli students spoke.
Mr Ben-Nissan, from Ramot Meir, in central Israel, said: “The TUI has crossed the line by trying to boycott schools. It’s stupid of them. We need dialogue and this has been the best way to achieve it.”
A Nifi spokesman said: “The TUI move flies in the face of our own experience of peace-building in Northern Ireland. But the reaction to the boycott call has been a near unanimous resolve to engage with young people in the cause of peace.”http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/113184/israeli-teens-counter-stupid%E2%80%99-irish-boycott-call
This is the Belfast Telegraph reporting on their visit
A teachers' union has been criticised for calling for an academic boycott of Israel as students from the Jewish state met local political representatives at Stormont yesterday.
Yedida Jacobs and Paz Ben-Nissan will also meet Belfast Lord Mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir at City Hall this morning.
The 17-year-olds are on a whistle-stop tour of the province organised by Northern Ireland Friends of Israel.
Steven Jaffe, the group's co-chairman, used the visit to highlight a call by the Republic's Teachers' Union of Ireland for an academic boycott of Israel.
The union called for a cessation of all cultural and academic collaboration between Israel and Ireland, including student exchanges.
Mr Jaffe said the call was a bid to ban any cultural exchanges between the two countries, irrespective of the politics of the individuals involved.
Yedida and Paz said they could not understand the move by the teaching union.
Asked about their impressions, Yedida said: "I was surprised to see how alive the conflict still is here – to see the graffiti. We have heard that there are Israeli and Palestinian flags here, which is strange.
"But it's been very inspiring to see that people here have a lot of hope for peace," she added.
Asked what their hopes are for their country, Yedida and Paz replied: "To have peace in the region."http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/education/israeli-students-in-belfast-visit-as-teaching-unions-call-for-boycott-criticised-29745533.html
Is that enough evidence for you on why they were here, and how Marty boy crossed the picket line and allowed himself and his party to be used as a tool for white washing Israel ?
MArty boy crossed the picket line and I'm putting my years of solidarity work on the line in saying that. And I stand over that statement, and you can tell Marty boy that from me if you know him.
And the same for any of the other quislings in the party who have crossed the picket line in entertaining the people responsible for the on going genocide in Palestine.
I'm no racist, and don't ever tell me to shut the f**k up without putting your name to it.