Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan-Maguire has been denied entry to Israel for contravening a prohibition against entering Israel, imposed after she took part in the flotilla to Gaza on board the Rachel Corrie in early June.
I wanted to find out more about the winner of the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize and to try to discover why she has a particular penchant for vilifying Israel. Unfortunately, it's very hard to find anything about her that breaks from the standard line about her saintliness. Having received the Nobel 34 years ago for attempting to bring about a peaceful solution to the Northern Ireland conflict, she has spent recent years enabling Hamas to bring about a violent solution to the Middle East conflict. Nevertheless, I enjoyed watching her post-IHH-Turkish-Flotilla-incident interview with Israel's Channel 2 wherein she evaded questions regarding Hamas' inhospitability towards Israel and refused to respond to why Turkey's killing of 20,000 Kurds didn't also provoke her condemnation.