Alan Shatter

Note: this biography may be incomplete or out of date. Extension/update suggestions are welcome.

Alan Shatter is an ex-member of the Irish Parliament, for the Fine Gael party. He is liberal on most social issues. However, like most Irish Jews, he supports Zionism.

Stuart Littlewood reports: [1]

At question time it emerged that even the Irish government has its 'Zionist Tendency'. Irish MP Alan Shatter argued that "I find it extraordinary that a group such as this should make a presentation to the committee on the plight confronting Christians on the West Bank and Gaza and on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without any particular mention or emphasis on the substantial difficulties that fundamentalism in the Muslim world has created, of the major difficulties in Gaza created by Hamas and of the significant problems for the Christian community posed by extremists within Gaza."
"It is my understanding that there have been a number of incidents in Gaza. When I met [Palestinian] president Abbas he detailed many deaths that occurred in Gaza in the context of the Christian community. Fr Musallam commented on one of the events, which was an attack and looting of the Latin Catholic church in Gaza and a nearby school run by nuns in 2007. From my knowledge of having visited Gaza, pressure has been put on the Christian community. There has been a series of attempts to impose a fundamentalist Muslim perspective on the workings in Gaza."
Archbishop Hanna was able to quickly put the MP in his place. "Shatter's speech was full of inaccuracies and non-factual statements," he said. "We are not here as politicians; we are men of spirituality and are talking about peace. At one point, I believed the MP speaking was the Israeli ambassador, not an Irish parliamentarian."
"I urge the MP to check his facts. With regard to religious extremism and segregation, we are absolutely against any kind of religious fundamentalism, be it Jewish, Muslim or Christian. I and others from the Christian community and Muslim mosques, and even some Jewish people, work together against fundamentalism."

See Twitter feed

See this Wikipedia (English) article

Material in this database by Alan Shatter

Number of articles: 8

Select material by Alan Shatter

Search among material by Alan Shatter

Select outlets which published material by Alan Shatter

What others say about Alan Shatter

Database materials explicitly marked as discussing this entity

    Number of articles: 24

List materials which discuss this entity
Find database material containing this entity's name

There may be materials which mention this entity's name but which are not explicitly marked as discussing the entity.

Find materials containing all the words in this entity's name

Find materials containing this entity's name as an exact phrase

Utilities

Look for this entity's name in Google

Look for this entity's name in Google Images

See this entity's name transliterated/translated into Arabic

See this entity's name transliterated/translated into Hebrew