|Ein Brief von Gila Svirsky:
Demonstrationsmarsch nach Bethlehem
Aktivisten der Friedensbewegung
wollten vergangenes Wochenende einen Demonstrationsmarsch nach
Bethlehem unternehmen. Sie wurden mit Wasserwerfern und
berittenen Polizisten daran gehindert.
berichtet von den Ereignissen. Ami Isseroff (PEACE
Middle East Dialog Group) erklärte dazu:
"As an Israeli, I am quite ashamed that a
peaceful demonstration was prevented by force. However, I have a
personal problem now, because I need a way to explain what my
government did to Palestinian friends, and why they did it.
What I need is help from all the right wing
Zionists and from the Israeli government, who keep repeating
that there are no partners for peace and no Palestinians who
want peace. Please explain to me, and also to journalists and
just folks around the world, what was the point of preventing
* Did the Israeli government think that the
sight of mounted men whipping demonstrators is good for the
image of Israel?
* Doesn't the Israeli government want to encourage peace sentiment
* Did the Israeli government think it was bad to show Palestinians
that there are Israelis who want peace?
* Is the Israeli government afraid to show the world that there
are Palestinians for peace?
An advertisement I heard on the radio boasts
that there are 17000 new settlers in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip this year. "Yesha (West Bank and Gaza) are in a momentum
of settlement" Is that the "peace settlement" program of the
Israeli government? Does the Labor party support this "peace
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