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Snippets from todays Ynet: Saudi & Spanish reaction, war crimes

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  • Catalunya cancels Shoah memorial ceremony over Gaza op

  • PM establishes team to tackle lawsuits over Gaza op

  • Saudi prince says US ties at risk over Mideast

Catalunya cancels Shoah memorial ceremony over Gaza op

Barcelona pulls public service marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in protest of Israeli offensive in Strip. ‘Marking the Jewish Holocaust while a Palestinian Holocaust is taking place is not right,’ says official …

Over 30,000 people marched in Catalunya’s streets in support of Hamas, during the three-week campaign, burning Israeli flags and handing out flyers threatening local pro-Israel journalists.

The overwhelming public support for the Palestinians has prompted the government to cancel the Holocaust Remembrance Day service.

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Saudi prince says US ties at risk over Mideast

“If the US wants to continue playing a leadership role in the Middle East and keep its strategic alliances intact — especially its ‘special relationship’ with Saudi Arabia – it will have to drastically revise its policies vis-a-vis Israel and Palestine,” Turki wrote. He said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had written to Saudi King Abdullah last week urging Saudi Arabia to lead a “jihad”, or holy war, against Israel.

This call for jihad would, if pursued, create “unprecedented chaos and bloodshed” in the region, said Turki.

“So far, the kingdom has resisted these calls, but every day this restraint becomes more difficult to maintain,” he said.

Turki urged Obama to condemn what he called “Israel’s atrocities” against the Palestinians.  –more–

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PM establishes team to tackle lawsuits over Gaza op

Ynet has learned Thursday that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appointed Friedmann to lead an inter-ministerial committee tat would formulate ways to counteract prosecutions against Israel for striking civilians and civilian institutions during the fighting in the Strip.   –more–


Written by morris

January 23, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Posted in israel, Saudi, Spain, War crimes

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