An outcry against an anti-Palestinian Christmas message that appeared on the Israeli embassy’s Facebook page forced the Dublin-based embassy to quickly remove it, Irish media said on Tuesday.
“A thought for Christmas,” said the embassy’s official Facebook page, “if Jesus and mother Mary were alive today, they would, as Jews without security, probably end up being lynched in Bethlehem by hostile Palestinians.'
The page received over 120 responses denouncing the statement as derogatory forcing the embassy to claim that it was not responsible for it and to quickly remove it from the page.
In its place, the embassy posted: “An image of Jesus and Mary with a derogatory comment about Palestinians was posted without the consent of the administrator of the Facebook page. We have removed the post in question immediately. Apologies to anyone who may have been offended.”