Israel My Glory, March-April 2011
Irish officials stressed the PA delegation was not being upgraded to a full embassy [a flat-out, bald-faced lie by secularists!--Ed.], but rather a diplomatic mission,a nd that Dublin was not recognizing "Palestine" as an independent state. Still, the move does mean the head of the PA delegation will be referred to as "ambassador" and will present credentials to the Irish president just like a real ambassador. So while Ireland is playing a game of semantics [sic, read: the Irish government is "lying" through its "teeth", with Irish destiny as the big loser--Ed.], the reality is that the PA will be represented as an independent, national entity in Europe.
Israeli officials were furious. Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon warned that these de facto recognitions of a Palestinian state were putting bilateral peace further out of reach and are actually advancing another onset of violence.
"Unilateral steps are creating a bubble of expectation for the Palestinians. We can see an obvious connection to the recent spate of recognition and a hardening of the Palestinian position," said Ayalon. Ayalon was referring to the new trend in Latin America to recognize a Palestinian state in all of Judea and Samaria, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, and Paraguay all have done so over the past few months. (www.israeltoday.co.il)