Monday, June 21st | 12 Tammuz 5781

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018


Daniel O'Dowd

President, Irish Students for Israel

Embracing the cause of Israel in the Republic of Ireland at the present time is a brave act, and one that law student Daniel O' Dowd has taken on with aplomb. The president of Irish Students for Israel, Maynooth University student O'Dowd has launched a direct challenge to pro-BDS resolutions adopted by student and teacher's unions in Ireland. “Contrary to some theories, peace doesn’t lie in the destruction of Israel,” O’Dowd said of the BDS campaign in an interview with The Algemeiner in April. He also drew out the parallels in Irish and Jewish history, saying that both nations "fought to throw off the yoke of the British Empire, they both underwent centuries of religious, cultural and systematic persecution – the Irish at the hands of the British, the Jews at the hands of the Romans, Crusaders, Arabs.” (Photo: Facebook.)


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