‘England out of Ireland’ — Ed Koch’s hypocrisy

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Ed Koch wanted the English out of Ireland
Ed Koch wanted the English out of Ireland
On a dusty wall of McSorley’s Old Ale House, the oldest Irish tavern in New York City, hangs an autographed portrait of the late New York Mayor Ed Koch. Koch inscribed a pro-IRA slogan below his portrait and above his signature, an apparent appeal to the tavern’s Irish Catholic owners: “England out of Ireland.”
 
Koch was, of course, one of the Democratic Party’s most vocal supporters of Israel’s settlement enterprise. He smeared critics of the occupation of Palestine as “terrorist supporter[s].” The irony of his inscription can hardly be overstated.

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