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John Costello: Israelis understand it can be hard to love their state

John Costello

Published 01/06/2010 | 05:00

WHEN Tel Aviv was invaded in early June 2005, the locals were stunned.

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They had battled the British to achieve independence and faced the daily threat of suicide bombers, but the 4,000 Irish fans that ensconced themselves outside Molly Bloom's Pub not only captured the heart of the city but also the imagination of its residents.

They watched the craic unfold over the weekend, while the owners of Molly Blooms watched the 350 extra kegs they had ordered quickly drain.

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