[Marxism] Palestinians blast anti-Semitism meet
Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net
Thu Apr 29 08:32:06 MDT 2004
Palestinians blast anti-Semitism meet
By Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank
Thursday 29 April 2004, 16:35 Makka Time, 13:35 GMT
A two-day international conference on anti-Semitism in Berlin has drawn
criticism from Palestinians who have described it as a "red herring" and a
"sly distraction" aimed at diverting attention from their oppression by
Mahmud Nammura, an author who writes extensively about anti-Semitism and
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, called the Berlin conference a "red
herring" and "sly distraction".
"It is a shame that instead of paying attention to the Nazi-like
persecution of the defenceless Palestinian people at Israel's hands, the
OSCE is effectively telling Israel that it is ok to continue to slaughter
Palestinians and destroy their homes since opposing these crimes would be
a form of anti-Semitism."
In an interview with Aljazeera.net, Nammura said he was 100% sure the real
purpose of the conference was to cover up "the shameful Israeli crimes in
Rafah, Jenin and Nablus".
Some Israeli academics tend to agree that the Berlin conference is
motivated by "less than genuine considerations".
Professor Moshe Zimmerman of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a
prominent historian and expert on the holocaust and Nazism, told
Aljazeera.net that the Berlin conference was an Israeli government effort
to ward off international criticism of Israeli policies and actions
against the Palestinians.
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