Israel’s 60th Birthday

Israel celebrates 61 years! by Dave
May 5, 2009, 10:58 am
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Israel celebrates 61 years.


Obama congratulates Israel on 61 anniversary by Dave
April 30, 2009, 1:45 pm
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Obama congradulates European colonisers for ethnically cleansing native Palestinians 61 years past – a process that continues to this day.  From the Jpost:

The US bond with Israel is “as unshakeable as ever” as both nations pursue peace, President Obama said on Israel’s 61st birthday.

“On behalf of the people of the United States, President Obama congratulates the people and government of Israel on the 61st anniversary of Israel’s independence,” said the statement issued Tuesday by the White House. “The United States was the first country to recognize Israel in 1948, minutes after its declaration of independence, and the deep bonds of friendship between the US and Israel remain as strong and unshakable as ever.

“The President looks forward to working with Israel to advance our common interests, including the realization of a comprehensive peace in the Middle East, ensuring Israel’s security, and strengthening the bilateral relationship, over the months and years to come,” the statement continued.

Israel at 61: Denial of Catastrophe is at the root of the ‘conflict’ by Dave
April 30, 2009, 1:19 pm
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The following is by Lia Tarachansky a producer and journalist for The Real News Network.

As we celebrate the sixty-first anniversary of the creation of our state, Palestinians commemorate their Catastrophe, al-Nakba in Arabic. After all these years, it is time for us to recognize what has happened, and continues to happen in our name, and by hour hands.

Our national denial of the events of 1948, of the dispossession of at least 418 Palestinian villages, is at the root of our so-called conflict.  Many historians have uncovered what has actually happened, though the Israeli state and its educational system refuse to change the denial narrative.

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