We thank Joan McKiernan for drawing our attention to Joe Brolly’s blistering attack on Joe Biden’s support of Israel.
Irish podcast host and former Gaelic Footballer Joe Brolly has criticized President Joe Biden over America’s support of Israel. The American President has requested a package worth $105 billion to be used towards humanitarian and military assistance for both Israel and Ukraine.
|Joe Brolly is married to Joe Biden’s third cousin, |
Laurita Blewitt (Image: Twitter/@joebrolly1993)
The $ 14.3 billion earmarked for Israel includes $10.6 billion – via the Defence Department – including provision for air and missile defense. There is also $3.7 billion from the State Department to be used to bolster the Israeli military and strengthen the US Embassy’s security.
In a social media video from his Free State Podcast, Brolly describes Israel as a “rogue state, completely out of control” and criticized Biden – who is a third cousin of his wife, Laurita Blewitt – for his support of the country. Brolly, who won an All-Ireland Senior Football title with Derry in 1993, visited the President in the White House on St Patrick’s Day in 2022.
The podcaster also condemned the fact that Biden, who sent Brolly a wedding gift earlier in the year, failed to meet with the bereaved Palestinians who lost family members during the conflict between Israel and Hamas. The President visited the region last week.
Brolly said in the clip online:
We’ve been here before brothers and sisters. In May 2018 after Israeli snipers had casually murdered over 60 Palestinians in Gaza the leading Jewish academic, Norman Finkelstein, whose parents both survived the horrors of the Holocaust and the Warsaw Ghetto, he wrote Gaza is a concentration camp, that Israel are committing war crimes and that the only way to avoid being murdered for Palestinians was to quote ‘meekly accept imprisonment inside the concentration camp of Gaza. Ursula von der Leyen announced in the past week that they’re increasing their aid to Gaza, presumably so the people there can eat and drink while the Israelis bomb them to oblivion. A whole 20 trucks. 20 f***ing trucks wouldn’t stock a decent-sized Tesco. President Biden has pledged 14 billion in state of the art weapons of war for Israel to continue to pummel this defenceless population. And 20 trucks of humanitarian aid for Gaza. I cannot think of anything sicker or more obscene bombing churches, hospitals, indiscriminate slaughter. Israel is a rogue state, completely out of control, as described by many leading Jewish academics and thinkers, acting beyond all norms of morality and anything that we could conceive of as decency and humanity. And when Joe Biden goes to Israel and hugs, quite rightly, the parents of those slaughtered children and human beings who lost their lives on 7th October, he doesn’t f***ing go to Palestine and do it and hug the children there and hug the mothers and fathers and tell them that he loves them. That alone would bring about a ceasefire. I stand with humanity he should be saying.
Joe Brolly (born 25 June 1969), born Padraig Joseph Brolly, is an Irish Gaelic football analyst, former player and barrister who played at senior level for the Derry county team.
Brolly played for Derry in the 1990s and early 2000s and was part of the county’s only All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winning side in 1993. He also won two Ulster Senior Football Championships and four National League titles. Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Brolly
⏩John Meehan is a veteran Left wing activist.