SWC World News Round-Up ~ August 2009

SWC World News Round-Up

August 20, 2009

Rabbi Abraham Cooper's The Huffington Post blog:
The 'One-State Solution' Only Stokes Palestinians Self-Delusion
In a New York Times op-ed, Robert Malley, who served as President Clinton's special assistant for Arab-Israel Affairs and Palestinian Hussein Agha, in his New York Times oped "The Two State Solution Doesn't Solve Anything" suggests that the "two states may not be a true resolution if the roots of this clash are ignored." He continues:...

Swedish Government’s Response “Inadequate” to New “Blood-Libel"
The Simon Wiesenthal Center dismissed the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s distancing itself from a new blood libel against Israel. An article published in Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, Aftonbladet, reported that Israeli soldiers are kidnapping and killing Palestinians to steal their organs. more...
Episcopal Church’s Top Leadership Overturns Blatant Anti-Israel Resolution
The Simon Wiesenthal Center lauded the top leadership of The Episcopal Church (TEC) for striking down a one-sided, anti-Israel resolution at its recent convention. “We are gratified that the leadership overturned a resolution passed by the House of Deputies that was an unfair one-sided attack on the Jewish State,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper. more...

Iranian Draft Resolution Against Attacking Nuclear Installations is an Exercise in Hypocrisy
In a letter to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, SWC's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, referred to "a draft resolution submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran, 'prohibiting armed attacks against nuclear installations', for consideration by the 150 nation IAEA General Conference, that will convene in Vienna on 14 September." more...

Colombian Government Officials Urged to intervene to Prevent Neo-Nazi Festival Honoring Rudolf Hess
The Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Colombian Minister of Interior and Justice, Fabio Valencia Cossio, to ban a festival in honor of Rudolf Hess, a close associate of Adolf Hitler, sentenced in Nuremberg in October, 1946. more...

SWC to German Authorities: Prevent Flight of Convicted Nazi War Criminal Josef Scheungraber
The SWC urged the German judicial authorities to take all necessary measures to prevent the escape of Nazi war criminal Josef Scheungraber who was recently convicted in Munich for his role in the murder of civilians in Falzano di Cortona, Italy in June 1944. more...


  


 
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