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Irish ambassador plants tree and tries to mend fences

Irish Ambassador Sonya Mcguinness attended a tree planting ceremony in Ben Shemen Forest, and tried to stress what the countries share as tensions continue between Ireland and Israel.

(Photo: Jewish National Fund)

Despite increasing tensions between Ireland and Israel over the war, Irish Ambassador Sonya Mcguinness attended a traditional tree planting ceremony in Ben Shemen Forest.

At the ceremony, Mcguinness said that the country, including guests such as herself, had undergone a difficult and traumatic period since the October 7 attack. What mattered, she argued, was that the land was here before us and would remain after us, and that this unites us more than it divides.

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