Israel’s 60th Birthday


Google, Facebook and Murdoch to Celebrate Israel’s 60th by Dave

New media and old are combining to celebrate 60 years since the nakba (the catastrophe). Its also worth noting the new ‘peace’ envoy to the middle east – Tony Bliar – will be joining them.

Wryly amusing that he’s supposed to be bringing peace to the region yet can see no problem with celebrating the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

Read Peres’s guest list below (from Ynet News)

AP: President Shimon Peres said Wednesday that the festivities marking Israel’s 60th birthday and including top personalities from around the world will open with a tribute to Israel’s staunchest ally, the United States.“After 60 years we want to stand up and say ‘thank you America,'” Peres said in an interview with the Associated Press.

The May 13-15 conference will be attended by President George W. Bush and Barbra Streisand singing the Jewish prayer Avinu Malkeinu (Our Father Our King), which Peres described as “unbelievably beautiful.”

Peres said the conference, focusing on Jewish and Israeli contributions to humanity, will include subjects “as varied as one can think of … from arts and science and philosophy to medicine and ecology.”

Besides Bush and Streisand other notables will include Tony Blair, Mikhail Gorbachev and Rupert Murdoch. “We are going to have probably 10 presidents from different countries, six former presidents, ministers, prime ministers, scientists, philosophers, and artists,” Peres said.

The conference is expected to be one of the highlights of weeks of celebrations marking Israel’s 60th birthday, including concerts, Holocaust remembrance events, a workshop promoting Israeli-Arab coexistence and a 1,200-kilometer trans-country bicycle trail.

Peres said that most of the conference’s 2,000 participants will be Jewish, but that it’s open to people of all faiths.

The list of confirmed guests also includes Henry Kissinger, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, former Czech President Vaclev Havel, Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz, Google founder Sergey Brinn, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerman, Ratan Tata, chairman of India’s Tata group, US Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, and Abdurrahman Wahid, former president of Indonesia.

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Those are a bunch of thugs and Zionists who are desperate for recognition as they disappear into the unknown after years of fame.

Has any really famous person of integrity agreed to attend? of course NO.

Comment by Dr E Omar Selim




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