Israel’s 60th Birthday


World Likud chief calls for cancellation of Nakba Day procession by Dave
May 7, 2008, 1:27 pm
Filed under: Avi Dichter, Israel's 60th Anniversary, Nakba | Tags: , ,

After already threatening to ethnically cleanse Israel Arabs who refuse to celebrate Avi Dichters, who recently cancelled a trip to the UK for fear of being arrested for war crimes, cronies are looking to prevent the Nakba Day parade. Thanks Ann.

Danny Danon, the chairman of World Likud, appealed to Public Security Minister Avi Dichter on Tuesday to issue a ban on the “Nakba Day” procession to be held by Israeli Arabs on Independence Day.

In a press release distributed to the news media on Tuesday, Danon said the purpose of the march is “to oppose and incite against the state.”

“This is a deliberate and subversive challenge of the Arab Israeli leadership against the existence of the State of Israel,” Danon said.

Should Dichter fail to heed Danon’s call, the World Likud chair said he intends to appeal to the district court. He also demanded the authorities arrest any Arab leader quoted as inciting against the state and its institutions, as well as anyone seen brandishing the flag of an enemy state or a terrorist organization.

World Likud is one of the bodies of the Likud responsible for quarterbacking the movement’s activities overseas.

Nakba Day is observed by the Arab population in Israel with marches through destroyed villages. This year, the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee decided to hold a procession and a rally in the village of Sforiya, near Tzipori, in the Nazareth region. One quarter of the Arab citizens of Israel are “internal refugees,” who until 1948 resided in villages that were destroyed in the war.

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Dave, I keep thinking this so I thought I’ll just say it to you. It warms my heart to find people like you who work relentlessly to fight injustice. Today is my birthday – a week before the memory of al nakba, so excuse the sentimentality. It is hard for me to fathom the duality of this day. Where one man celebrates and the other weeps. How one man can even find it in himself to celebrate the very same reason the other man suffers. How an entire nation can celebrate the tragedy of another. I just want to thank you from the very bottom of my heart. Your dedication means a lot to me and many like me.

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