Zionism is Racism Again?

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon met with the heads of the Jewish community in New York and exhorted them to fight the report.

Gil Ronen,

Danny Ayalon
Danny Ayalon
Israel news photo: (file)

One day after the publication of the United Nations report by Judge Richard Goldstone, which blamed Israel for “war crimes,” Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon met with the heads of the Jewish community in New York and exhorted them to fight the report.

"The Goldstone report should be treated like the U.N.'s Resolution 3379 that compared Zionism to racism,” Ayalon told the local leaders. “That is why we must commit ourselves and act with all our force against the report, with the purpose of removing it and torpedoing it,” he said.

Ayalon was also scheduled to meet Wednesday with Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and with other senior officials in the Obama administration and in Congress. Ayalon intends to raise the subject of the report in all of these meetings and to convey the message that the report is unacceptable and that it undermines Israel's right to defend itself.

Sources close to Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday that the UN. Report “is a reward for terror and encourages [terrorists] to continue on the path of terror.” The sources said that the defense establishment is now preparing to give IDF officers legal support.

The sources close to Barak said that “we are checking, through the international and diplomatic channels, the possibility of making the report inadmissible.” They also said that “the comparison that the report makes between the perpetrators of terror and its victims makes no sense.”




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