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irishtimes | Jewish Social Democrats candidate claims she was dropped after raising concerns about anti-Semitism, 2 May itinerant prophet
Social Democrats source says Orli Degani`s candidacy became 'unsustainable' after she objected to the use of the Palestinian flag at party events
She was deselected by the party last Friday. The party confirmed she is no longer a candidate for the local elections. Ms Degani described her deselection as an "affront to the values of equality and inclusivity I have come to know since immigrating to these shores".

Ms Degani and her husband Hidai set up a business, OH Degani Consultants Ltd, in Ireland in 2018 having lived in several countries including Israel where she studied at the University of Haifa.

Soc Dems drop Dún Laoghaire candidate after 'internal review', 1 May
It is understood there was a feeling in the party that Ms Degani's views were no longer compatible with the Social Democrats' stance on the war in Gaza.
She added that she had raised a concern that has been growing in the local Jewish community "where local people like me were feeling more and more unwelcome and unsafe in Ireland and in Dún Laoghaire".

"And I sought to constructively engage internally and raise these concerns," she said. "I could not have expected what came next. I will be issuing a further statement in the coming days, after I take legal advice."

by Cat on Thu May 2nd, 2024 at 10:17:46 PM EST
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