The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Doth Israel weep too much?

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Omitting any mention of the countries’ strained relations or the fact that responsibility for the Oslo massacre is being claimed by a pro-Israel Norwegian Islamophobe, Israeli President Shimon Peres told Norwegian King Harald V that Israelis were heartbroken by the news:

“Your country is a symbol of peace and freedom. We in Israel followed what was going on in Norway over the weekend and the harm to innocents broke our hearts,” Peres told the king, according to his office.

And much like he did on 9/11, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel “completely identifies” with the suffering:

“[We] declare our deepest shock over this crime,” Netanyahu said during a cabinet meeting on Sunday. “We have experienced it from other directions and we know the families’ and the nation’s agony. Therefore, I again send the condolences of the state, government and people of Israel to the Norwegian people, state and government.”

At least this time, however, Netanyahu didn’t openly admit that the attacks were “very good” for Israel.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

July 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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