26/01/05

UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

   

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26 January 2005

Israel’s increasing reliance on the “Anti-Semitism” defense

Debate: “Zionism today is the real enemy of the Jews”

Israel kills 3-year-old in Gaza | Israel to raze more of Gaza
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Israel Lobby Watch
ISRAEL’S INCREASING RELIANCE ON THE
“ANTI-SEMITISM” DEFENSE
Nigel Parry, The Electronic Intifada, 26 January 2005

A year ago, on 22 January 2004, Israel’s Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, Natan Sharansky, announced that the Israeli Government had designated January 27 as a “National Day to Combat Anti-Semitism”. “Anti-Semitism threatens the Jewish people, the very existence of the State of Israel, and in fact the entire world,” said Sharansky. “We must raise awareness in Israel, strengthen the solidarity between Israel and world Jewry, and increase Israeli citizens’ sense of responsibility regarding events in the Diaspora.” EI’s Nigel Parry notes an increasingly disturbing pattern.

electronicIntifada.net/v2/article3562.shtml

Israel Lobby Watch
DEBATE: “ZIONISM TODAY IS THE REAL ENEMY OF THE JEWS”
Victor Kattan, The Electronic Intifada, 26 January 2005

On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, 355 people cast a majority vote in favour of a motion that “Zionism today is the real enemy of the Jews” at a debate that took place on Tuesday 25 January at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The debate was organized by intelligence2 (the London Forum for Live Debate) sponsored by the Evening Standard – a local London newspaper. It was chaired by Richard Lindley, a veteran television reporter for ITN and the BBC.

electronicIntifada.net/v2/article3563.shtml

Human Rights
ISRAELI TROOPS KILL PALESTINIAN GIRL IN
THE GAZA STRIP
Khalid Amayreh, Al Jazeera, 26 January 2005

Israeli occupation soldiers have shot and killed a three-year-old girl inside her home in central Gaza, eyewitnesses and medical sources said. Rahma Abu Shamas was reportedly inside her home in Dair al-Balah in central Gaza on Wednesday when a bullet struck her in the head, killing her instantly. Israeli soldiers manning an army watchtower at the nearby colony of Kfar Darom opened machinegun fire randomly on Palestinian homes around dawn on Wednesday. An Israeli army spokesman acknowledged the killings, saying the army was looking into the “incident”. Th Israeli-state run radio, Kol Yisrael said no Palestinian fighters were present in the area when the shooting took place.

electronicIntifada.net/v2/article3560.shtml

Human Rights
ISRAEL PLANS TO RAZE MORE GAZA HOMES
Khalid Amayreh, Al Jazeera, 26 January 2005

The Israeli army has renewed plans to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes in Rafah at the southern edge of the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli media. Army sources say the purpose of the demolitions is to create an artificial canal to prevent Palestinians from digging underground tunnels which could be used to smuggle weapons into Gaza from Egypt. A report published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Wednesday said Israeli officials were worried the demolitions would trigger widespread international indignation, especially in light of the gradual restoration of calm and the imminent ceasefire.

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