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Re: Whose War?

Dear Glen and Philippa,

the Israeli politicians may not comment much on the sanctions (according to
western media-sources), but their position now is very clear: on nov. 25/11,
the army's second-in-command, Major General Moshe Ayalon told Israel's
private Channel Two Television, that Israel would back US air strikes on
weapons factories in Iraq as a chapter in the US-led war on terror, despite
the risk of retaliatory attacks on the Jewish state. "This will contribute
to the region's stability", he said.
Furthermore, according to the Zionist doctrine, a large part of Iraq is part
of "the promised land". So Israel won't stop their conquering of the region
in Palestine. And everything that can help them (for instance: weakening the
power of Iraq) achieving this goal, they will support. Thus the sanctions
are a very welcome gift for the Zionists.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glen Rangwala" <>
To: "pjw8" <>
Cc: "CASI discuss list" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: Whose War?

> Dear Philippa
> In response to your query:
> > I've been looking for the official Israeli policy on
> > sanctions, does anyone have it? Philippa Winkler
> It is true that Israel's leaders don't seem to comment much on Iraq. My
> guess is that the US has made it clear that statements from Israel would
> counterproductive in maintaining any residual Gulf sympathy for sanctions;
> in this regard, things have not changed much since 1991. You could always
> look at unofficial sources, as the article you circulated demonstrates; a
> further unofficial source would be the American Israel Public Affairs
> Committee:
> especially the AIPAC sponsored letter of May 2000 to Clinton
>; text is
> I hardly need to add that the text of the letter is full of simple
> factual inaccuracies.
> However, there have been occasional statements by Israeli leaders. Here's
> three. The first is as near as I've seen to a statement of Israeli policy.
> Apart from that, they're not particularly instructive.
> Prime Minister Rabin, 14 August 1994: "We support the policy of President
> Clinton and the policy of sanctions against Iraq in order to change its
> behavior... we line up with the United States and the other developed
> nations to bring Iraq to change its policies."
> Speech by Mr. Jeremy Issacharoff, Representative of Israel to the first
> Committee, head of Regional Security and Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign
> Affairs Jerusalem (13 October 2000): "Israel is profoundly concerned about
> the present situation with regard to Iraq and the lack of any monitoring
> and inspection mechanism in that country for the last two years. Saddam
> Hussein has not changed and he continues to constitute a real threat to
> his neighbours and the region. The United Nations bears a critical
> responsibility to the countries of the Middle East to ensure that Iraq is
> disarmed of all its WMD and missile capabilities in accordance with the
> relevant Security Council resolutions."
> Speech by Prime Murderer Ariel Sharon, 19 March 2001, to AIPAC: "Iraq has
> not been under UN monitoring for more than two years and sanctions have
> been increasingly ignored. There can be no doubt that Saddam Hussein is
> seeking to restore his mass destruction weapons capability and his quest
> for long-range missiles."
> Sorry about not being able to provide more details; if you find further,
> please let me know.
> Glen Rangwala.
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