UN Ambassador loses niece

April 10, 2002

CONTENTS

1. Auschwitz survivor the latest victim of Passover massacre
2. Sharon is the "terrorist"
3. UN ambassador loses niece
4. "Scores arrested in Holocaust Day pro-Palestinian protests in U.S." (AP, April 10, 2002)
5. "Report: Muslims volunteer to bomb Jewish targets in Oslo" (AP, April 10, 2002)
6. "Paris synagogue targeted in new attack" (Reuters, April 10, 2002)
7. Peres comments on Jenin "completely distorted by the international media"



AUSCHWITZ SURVIVOR THE LATEST VICTIM OF PASSOVER MASSACRE

[Note by Tom Gross]

Sarah Levy-Hoffman, 89

Born Czechoslovakia
Survived Auschwitz
Blown up, Passover seder, Netanya
Died in Tel Aviv hospital 11 days later, from injuries sustained in the blast
Buried Holon, Israel, April 8, 2002

For a photo and further details see:
http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0lhm0

Of the 27 people who have died so far in the Passover massacre, five were survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. (Many old people were attending the Passover Seder that was attacked.)

SHARON IS THE "TERRORIST"

Below are extracts from yesterday's main editorial in the influential British paper, the Guardian. Its choice of words are noteworthy considering the Guardian has gone out of its way to avoid using the word terrorist to describe the perpetrators of the 63 suicide bombings against Israel civilians over the last six months -- Tom Gross

The world must stand up to Sharon
Leader
The Guardian
April 9, 2002

Ignoring U.S., European and regional demands to desist, Israel continues to pursue a campaign of terror across the Palestinian territories... Mr Sharon must eschew the paths of terrorism and return to his senses or stand aside.

UN AMBASSADOR LOSES NIECE

The 18-year-old niece of Israel's ambassador to the UN, Yehuda Lancry, is among the nine dead in today's suicide bombing near Kibbutz Yagur, near Haifa.

The ages of the seven men and women murdered in the blast are 18, 24, 35, 23, 25, 21, and 18. At least one of the 17 wounded is not expected to survive for many hours longer, doctors said. The bus blast scattered body parts across 250 yards of highway near Haifa.

The last major bombing in Haifa took place on March 31 when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a packed restaurant, killing 15 people.

-- Tom Gross



FULL ARTICLES

SCORES ARRESTED IN HOLOCAUST DAY PRO-PALESTINIAN PROTESTS IN U.S.

Scores arrested in Holocaust Day pro-Palestinian protests in U.S.
The Associated Press
April 10, 2002

Campus police at the University of California, Berkeley arrested 79 pro-Palestinian protesters who stormed into a classroom building after holding a rally near a Holocaust memorial day vigil. At the same time, a small knot of people in a tent nearby read aloud the names of people killed by the Nazis, part of a 24-hour vigil for Holocaust remembrance day.

The pro-Palestinian protests Tuesday were part of a series of demonstrations held in universities across the United States coinciding with Holocaust day. In at least one case, protesters wore yellow stars of David, drawing a parallel between the victims of the Nazis and Palestinians in areas where the IDF is carrying out operations.

 

SECURITY HEIGHTENED IN ISRAELI EMBASSY & SYNAGOGUE IN OSLO

Report: Muslims volunteer to bomb Jewish targets in Oslo
The Associated Press
April 10, 2002

Security at the Israeli Embassy and a main Jewish synagogue in the Norwegian capital have been drastically increased with heightened tensions in the Middle East.

Part of a main street through Oslo was closed off to traffic and concrete barricades raised around the Israeli Embassy late Tuesday. Similar steps were taken at the main synagogue in another part of the capital.

The respected Oslo newspaper Aftenposten said today in an unconfirmed report that security was increased because police heard about young Muslim men volunteering to become suicide bombers against Jewish targets. Aftenposten said plans discussed included specific targets in Norway and dates.

 

NEW ATTACK ON PARIS SYNAGOGUE

Paris synagogue targeted in new attack
Reuters
April 10, 2002

An unknown attacker hurled a petrol bomb at a synagogue in a Paris suburb late on Tuesday in the latest assault on Jewish sites in France linked to the spiraling violence in the Middle East.

The home-made bomb was thrown into a courtyard at the synagogue in Garges-les-Gonesse, 10 km (six miles) northeast of Paris. People inside put out the fire before it caused serious damage, police said.

 

PERES COMMENTS ON JENIN "COMPLETELY DISTORTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA"

(Communicated by the Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman)

Foreign Minister Shimon Peres wishes to clarify that his comments on the situation in Jenin have been completely distorted by the international media. The Foreign Minister expressed his concern that Palestinian propaganda is liable to accuse Israel that a "massacre" took place in Jenin rather than a pitched battle against heavily armed terrorists.


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