Israel didn’t leak letter felling Irish president candidate

04.08.2011                      04.Aw-Elul, 5771


Israel didn't leak letter felling Irish president candidate

Sen. David Norris wrote 1997 character reference to Israeli court on behalf of a former lover convicted of statutory rape of a 15-year-old boy.

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin roundly rebuffed allegations that it was behind the publication of a damaging 1997 letter that led Tuesday to the withdrawal from the country’s October presidential race of the leading candidate, Senator David Norris.
“The Embassy of Israel wishes to state that allegations made in the media by some Irish public figures that the Embassy was involved in the publication of a letter written by Senator David Norris to a court in Israel have absolutely no foundation,” the embassy said in a statement….