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Moral of the story - it pays to protest... The Tale of Burren Castle Hotel and the Israeli Flag On the 7th July Raymond Deane – an ardent campaigner for the rights of the Palestinian people – spotted the Israeli flag flying outside the Burren Castle Hotel in Lisdoonvarna Ireland. Discount singulair He sent the following email to the hotel: "I could scarcely believe my eyes when I recently saw your hotel decorated with the flag of Israel . Discount singulair Are you not aware that the state of Israel is a criminal state that has recently used forged Irish passports - thus putting Irish citizens at risk - when its operatives perpetrated a murder in Dubai ? Are you not aware that the state of Israel hi-jacked a ship and its largely Irish complement of passengers and crew in international waters, discount singulair that it illegally imprisoned these Irish citizens in an Israeli jail, discount singulair and that it failed to return such stolen property as mobile phones and cameras to them? 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Discount singulair This is not to mention the thousands of Palestinian lives that have been lost because of the actions of Israel 's brutal and out-of-control armed forces, discount singulair acting illegally within those same occupied territories. I can assure you that many motorists who see this blood-stained flag as they pass your hotel will resolve to boycott your hotel and encourage everyone they know to do so also. Discount singulair You are lending succour to state terrorism, discount singulair and should be ashamed of yourselves. Sincerely - Raymond Deane --------------------------- Mark Audie of the hotel replied to Raymond Deane the same day: 2/ From: Mark Audie <burrencastle@> Date: Wed, discount singulair Jul 7, discount singulair 2010 at 6:18 PM Thank you for your comments. We all have our own political stands, discount singulair and I respect yours. As for me, discount singulair I believe in Israel and all they stand for. 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Long live the land of Israel , discount singulair and the sooner the Palestine 's return to Jordan and Syria , discount singulair the better The only terrorist here is you for supporting nations that continue to try bring down the nation of Israel . Please note. THEY NEVER WILL. Thank you again for sharing the narrow minded opinion of so many sad people. Have a great day. ------------------------ Then the IPSC in Dublin fired this one off to Whites Hotel head office in Ballyshannon on the 8th July: 3/ White's & Associated Hotels. Discount singulair Head Office Ballyshannon, discount singulair Co. Discount singulair Donegal 8th July 2010 To the senior management of Whites Hotel Group, discount singulair I am writing on behalf of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign ( IPSC ) – a national movement in support of the human rights of the Palestinian people – to express our concern and frankly, discount singulair outrage, discount singulair at the actions of one of your hotel managers, discount singulair a Mr. Discount singulair Mark Audie of the Burren Castle Hotel, discount singulair Lisdoonvarna, discount singulair Co. Discount singulair Clare. We are writing to you as Whites Hotel Group (WHG) is the owner of the hotel in question. The background to the incident is as follows: Yesterday one of our members, discount singulair the renowned composer Dr. Discount singulair Raymond Deane, discount singulair was passing your Burren Castle Hotel and noticed that the flag of Israel was being flown outside. Discount singulair As a supporter of human rights for Palestinians, discount singulair Dr. Discount singulair Deane was shocked that the flag of a state that illegally occupies Palestine and carries out frequent internationally- condemned crimes against the Palestinian people – not to mention the abuse of Irish passports in the Dubai murder in January and the kidnapping of Irish citizens on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla last month – was proudly displayed over an Irish hotel. Dr. Discount singulair Deane wrote to the hotel management to raise these issues. Discount singulair In response, discount singulair Mr. Discount singulair Deane received a most extraordinary, discount singulair unprofessional, discount singulair vile and racist reply from a Mr. Discount singulair Mark Audie. Discount singulair The full correspondence is enclosed in this mail, discount singulair but among the low-lights of Mr. Discount singulair Audie’s reply include the assertions that “Israel belongs to the people of Israel and always will, discount singulair [it was] given to them by God” and “the sooner the Palestine's [sic] return [sic] to Jordan and Syria, discount singulair the better”. While such opinions are commonplace among right-wing Zionist zealots – and indeed Mr. Discount singulair Audie is entitled to his own personal opinions no matter how disgustingly racist – it is simply outrageous that such ill-informed, discount singulair offensive and utterly unprofessional nonsense was allowed to be issued as an official response to a concerned member of the public from a WHG hotel. It also beggars belief that WHG would see fit to even employ someone that holds such abhorrent views as a representative in the Irish tourist industry at all. Discount singulair Surely there can be no place for racists and their bigoted opinions in the land of a hundred-thousand welcomes? This letter is to make Whites Hotel Group senior management aware of the reprehensible actions of Mr. Discount singulair Audie, discount singulair but also to inform you that we will be making a complaint about the hotel and Mr. Discount singulair Audie’s conduct to An Bord Failte, discount singulair as well as to the UN World Tourist Organisation and to various tourist boards in the Middle East. Discount singulair Furthermore we have begun contacting local and national media outlets as well as publicising the incident on our website and Facebook page. We are confident that WHG will take the appropriate action against this reprehensible individual before he causes any more damage to your public standing. Discount singulair However, discount singulair should such action not be taken, discount singulair we will be forced to conclude that far from wishing to distance senior management from such outrageous remarks, discount singulair Whites actually endorses these disgraceful comments and that they were indeed made in an official capacity by Mr. Discount singulair Audie. Discount singulair The actions we would suggest you take are the following. Should the IPSC be led to conclude that WHG endorse the actions of Mr. Discount singulair Audie, discount singulair indeed that WHG is an organisation that is actively anti-Palestinian, discount singulair then we would have no choice but to publicise widely the actions of your hotel chain. Discount singulair We would have to inform our thousands of supporters in Ireland , discount singulair but more importantly for your point of view, discount singulair the millions worldwide that support the cause of Palestinian human rights. However we assume that Whites Hotel Group were unaware of and do not endorse the actions of this individual and that you will make the correct decisions, discount singulair and we await your response. Yours sincerely, discount singulair Freda Hughes Chairperson Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign ----- Two days ago Freda in the IPSC received this from Whites Hotel! 4/ Dear Freda, discount singulair As per our telephone conversation today, discount singulair 12 July2010, discount singulair I would like to apologise for the whole incident and as of last Friday, discount singulair 9 July 2010 when I was informed, discount singulair I immediately got the flag taken down and the person in question has been verbally warned for his outrageous comments and views. Discount singulair As I said on the phone, discount singulair I completely disagree with the Israeli's views worldwide and I personally support the people in Gaza . Discount singulair The White Hotel Group has no affiliation in the past or present with Israel . Please send on my sincere apologies to Raymond Deane and if you are ever in the area do call in to the Hydro Hotel for a chat. Yours sincerely, discount singulair Marcus White Director White Hotel Group And again, discount singulair the moral of this tale is that it pays to protest.