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Tom Segev: Lieberman wrongly stirring scandal over Sweden article

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 22, 2009

The diplomatic scandal that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman stirred over the article in the Swedish daily Aftonbladet is wrong since the government of a state that respects the freedom of the press is not responsible for what newspapers publish. That there was a demand for the Swedish government to “condemn” the article in question suggests Lieberman must still be thinking in Soviet terms.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1109429.html

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Palestinian youth orchestra disbanded over concert for Holocaust survivor

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 29, 2009

“She exploited the children,” said Hindi, the head of the camp’s popular committee, which takes on municipal duties. “She will be forbidden from doing any activities…. We have to protect our children and our community.”

The move highlights the sensitivity of many Palestinians over acknowledging Jewish suffering, fearing it would weaken their own historical grievances against Israel.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1074678.html

Jewish groups slam ‘hideously anti-Semitic’ cartoon on Gaza

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 28, 2009
"Anti-Semetic" Cartoon

"Anti-Semetic" Cartoon

American Jewish groups have denounced a “hideously anti-Semitic” cartoon on Israel, comparing it to cartoons in the 1930s that led up to the Holocaust.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1074062.html

“Pat Oliphant’s outlandish and offensive use of the Star of David in combination with Nazi-like imagery is hideously anti-Semitic,” Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League national director, said in a statement. “It employs Nazi imagery by portraying Israel as a jack-booted, goose-stepping headless apparition. The implication is of an Israeli policy without a head or a heart. Israel’s defensive military operation to protect the lives of its men, women and children who are being continuously bombarded by Hamas rocket attacks has been turned on its head to show the victims as heartless, headless aggressors.”

For full article, visit http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/130640