Protesters block Rivlin's entrance to Irish Parliament

January 19, 2012 09:24


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Pro-Palestinian protesters prevented Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin from entering the main entrance of the Irish Parliament on Wednesday, forcing him to enter the building through a back entrance.

Rivlin arrived in Ireland on Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking Israeli to visit the country since 1985.

The Knesset speaker told Israel Radio on Thursday that he had requested to speak with the protesters blocking his entry to Irish Parliament, but security officers had prevented him from doing so.

Rivlin stated that despite the unpleasantness of having to enter the building through the back door, he had encountered pro-Israel attitudes in conversations with people in Ireland in addition to the great amount of criticism for Israel existing in the country.

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