May 24, 2022

Northern Ireland Library Staff Threatened Over Honouring Former Israeli President

UPDATED March 26, 2018 Foster Says Anti-Semitism Has No Place in Northern Ireland Following Library Attack  (via Belfast Telegraph)


From The Belfast Telegraph:

Online attacks on a Belfast library over its hosting of an event marking the centenary of the birth of a former President in Israel have been condemned.

Staff at the Linen Hall Library also received a number of threatening phone calls following the event on March 13.

The library described the event as “focusing on an item of Belfast’s history and the centenary year of the birth of former Israeli President Chaim Herzog


Mr Herzog was born in Belfast in 1918, and went on to become the sixth President of Israel in 1983. During the event, books relating to the Herzog family were presented to the library.

But it sparked fury on social media, and even an online petition titled: “No more war criminals or apologists for genocide in the Linen Hall library”.

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