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RE: Whose War?

Dear Dirk,
I had no idea that a large part of Iraq is part of the "promised
land" in the Zionist doctrine, and probably a lot of 
people like me weren't aware of this either. 
That really needs to be sourced and understood
widely. If you have a source, could you pass it around, and
I will look too, Philippa

>===== Original Message From Dirk Adriaensens <> 
>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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