Having lived through and seen over three decades of violence, losing two family members to terrorism, and playing a major role in the 1998 resolution of the Northern Ireland conflict, Member of British Parliament Jeffrey Donaldson visited Sderot with Sderot Media Center this Monday. MP Donaldson is from the Lagan Valley of Northern Ireland and also holds an honorable position on Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. He was brought to Sderot and accompanied by Michael Onifer of the Eagles’ Wings organization.
MP Donaldson knows all too well the hardships of terrorism as he lost two family members to the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the Northern Ireland conflict and has fought against the forces of terror his entire life. He strongly desired to see the human side of the situation in Sderot and not merely stop here for a press photograph opportunity. He spent time visiting with Sderot resident and mother Shula Sasson at her home where they were able to discuss her life in Sderot and the current political situation. MP Donaldson conveyed his sympathy for Sasson’s family and told them he has spoken for Israel in Parliament before and will continue to support them in the British government.