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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. Tribulus plus 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 . Tribulus plus 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, tribulus plus that it illegally imprisoned these Irish citizens in an Israeli jail, tribulus plus and that it failed to return such stolen property as mobile phones and cameras to them? And this is only to mention Israel 's crimes against this country, tribulus plus which have recently led the Irish government to expel an Israeli diplomat from our shores. Tribulus plus During the same abovementioned act of piracy in international waters, tribulus plus Israeli commandos attacked a defenceless Turkish passenger ship and murdered 9 of its passengers, tribulus plus unarmed peace activists. Tribulus plus Israel illegally occupies Palestinian and Syrian territory, tribulus plus illegally imposes a marine blockade and land siege on the Gaza strip, tribulus plus is building a Wall on Palestinian territory in violation of international law, tribulus plus and is building settlement-colonies throughout the Palestinian territories in violation of the 4th Geneva Convention. Tribulus plus 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, tribulus plus 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. Tribulus plus You are lending succour to state terrorism, tribulus plus 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, tribulus plus Jul 7, tribulus plus 2010 at 6:18 PM Thank you for your comments. We all have our own political stands, tribulus plus and I respect yours. As for me, tribulus plus I believe in Israel and all they stand for. If your love is for the terrorist nations that support the killing of Isrealis, tribulus plus then so be it. Tribulus plus Israel belongs to the people of Israel and always will. Tribulus plus A land given to them by God, tribulus plus our creator. As long as they have to fight for their rights, tribulus plus I will be right behind them. We have lots of Israeli tourist staying at our hotel, tribulus plus and we show them that they are welcome in Ireland just as we show welcome to all countries who come visit. As for stopping people coming inside, tribulus plus it is quite the opposite. This is free country last I checked, tribulus plus so what flag we fly or what guests we have, tribulus plus has nothing at all to do with you. Long live the land of Israel , tribulus plus and the sooner the Palestine 's return to Jordan and Syria , tribulus plus 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. Tribulus plus Head Office Ballyshannon, tribulus plus Co. Tribulus plus Donegal 8th July 2010 To the senior management of Whites Hotel Group, tribulus plus 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, tribulus plus outrage, tribulus plus at the actions of one of your hotel managers, tribulus plus a Mr. Tribulus plus Mark Audie of the Burren Castle Hotel, tribulus plus Lisdoonvarna, tribulus plus Co. Tribulus plus 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, tribulus plus the renowned composer Dr. Tribulus plus Raymond Deane, tribulus plus was passing your Burren Castle Hotel and noticed that the flag of Israel was being flown outside. Tribulus plus As a supporter of human rights for Palestinians, tribulus plus Dr. Tribulus plus 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. Tribulus plus Deane wrote to the hotel management to raise these issues. Tribulus plus In response, tribulus plus Mr. Tribulus plus Deane received a most extraordinary, tribulus plus unprofessional, tribulus plus vile and racist reply from a Mr. Tribulus plus Mark Audie. Tribulus plus The full correspondence is enclosed in this mail, tribulus plus but among the low-lights of Mr. Tribulus plus Audie’s reply include the assertions that “Israel belongs to the people of Israel and always will, tribulus plus [it was] given to them by God” and “the sooner the Palestine's [sic] return [sic] to Jordan and Syria, tribulus plus the better”. While such opinions are commonplace among right-wing Zionist zealots – and indeed Mr. Tribulus plus Audie is entitled to his own personal opinions no matter how disgustingly racist – it is simply outrageous that such ill-informed, tribulus plus 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. Tribulus plus 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. Tribulus plus Audie, tribulus plus but also to inform you that we will be making a complaint about the hotel and Mr. Tribulus plus Audie’s conduct to An Bord Failte, tribulus plus as well as to the UN World Tourist Organisation and to various tourist boards in the Middle East. Tribulus plus 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. Tribulus plus However, tribulus plus should such action not be taken, tribulus plus we will be forced to conclude that far from wishing to distance senior management from such outrageous remarks, tribulus plus Whites actually endorses these disgraceful comments and that they were indeed made in an official capacity by Mr. Tribulus plus Audie. Tribulus plus The actions we would suggest you take are the following. Should the IPSC be led to conclude that WHG endorse the actions of Mr. Tribulus plus Audie, tribulus plus indeed that WHG is an organisation that is actively anti-Palestinian, tribulus plus then we would have no choice but to publicise widely the actions of your hotel chain. Tribulus plus We would have to inform our thousands of supporters in Ireland , tribulus plus but more importantly for your point of view, tribulus plus 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, tribulus plus and we await your response. Yours sincerely, tribulus plus Freda Hughes Chairperson Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign ----- Two days ago Freda in the IPSC received this from Whites Hotel! 4/ Dear Freda, tribulus plus As per our telephone conversation today, tribulus plus 12 July2010, tribulus plus I would like to apologise for the whole incident and as of last Friday, tribulus plus 9 July 2010 when I was informed, tribulus plus I immediately got the flag taken down and the person in question has been verbally warned for his outrageous comments and views. Tribulus plus As I said on the phone, tribulus plus I completely disagree with the Israeli's views worldwide and I personally support the people in Gaza . Tribulus plus 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, tribulus plus Marcus White Director White Hotel Group And again, tribulus plus the moral of this tale is that it pays to protest.