IRELAND - Chairperson Warns of ‘Jewish Supremacy’

Arno Froese

Israel is trying to “accomplish Jewish supremacy,” deputy chairperson of the lower house of Ireland’s parliament Catherine Connolly wrote in a parliamentary question.

The term “Jewish supremacy” is an accusation lobbed at Israel by its opponents, with ties to centuries-old antisemitic accusations of Jews trying to take over the world, similar to the notorious libel The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Connolly presented Israeli “Jewish supremacy” as a fact, asking Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney if by his ministry’s “indicating support for the Jewish character of the Israeli state agrees with the treatment by Israel of Palestinian communities in its attempts to accomplish Jewish supremacy.”

Coveney said that Ireland often raises its concerns about Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

Ireland is one of the countries most critical of Israel in Europe and was one of only two EU countries to participate in the anti-Israel Durban Conference at the UN.

Forty-seven countries signed a UN Human Rights Council pledge to fight antisemitism, but Ireland was not one of them, and Dublin has not yet appointed an envoy on antisemitism to the European Commission, despite the EC requesting it do so years ago., 12 October 2021

Arno's Commentary

For a northern European nation, Ireland was always considered one of the poorest.

However, that changed when Ireland’s population voted 83% in favor of joining the European Union. They were accepted in 1973. An official said, “The impact on our development as a nation not even the most optimistic observer of the time could have predicted.” 

This country of 5.2 million has reached a life expectancy of 81.5 years, and a per-capita GDP of $89,700. Another statistic lists Ireland as the third richest country in the world, at $94,500 GDP, behind only Switzerland and Luxembourg. 

However, Antisemitism is real and very much alive in Ireland, whose super success seems to be contrary to the often-quoted Scripture of Genesis 12:3: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Evangelicals, particularly who concern themselves with eschatology, often apply this promise collectively to political nations. That obviously is not the case. Note the words, “curse him that curseth thee.” That’s not collective, but individually applied. 

An additional interesting statement is, “Jews trying to take over the world.” It’s not the Jews, but God the Creator Himself. For example, Deuteronomy 15:6: “For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.” Zechariah 8:23 adds: “Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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