Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Netherlands: Anti-racism group to dicuss 'Israeli racism' on Kristallnacht event

Via JTA:
Hanin Zoabi, an Arab-Israeli lawmaker who recently called for a Palestinian uprising, is scheduled to speak about racism in Israel at a Holocaust commemoration event in the Dutch capital.

Zoabi’s attendance at the event organized in Amsterdam on Nov. 8 by Platform Stop Racism and Exclusion, a far-left group that is shunned by local Jews for its members’ perceived animosity toward Israel and sympathy for Hamas, was announced last week.

Zoabi currently is under investigation in Israel for saying in an interview for a Hamas publication that: “Hundreds of worshipers should go up to al-Aqsa to confront an Israeli conspiracy there. Thousands of our people’s ascents there would turn these events into a real intifada.” She later said her words were “not a call to amplify the attacks.”
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The Dutch group that invited her wrote on its Facebook page that in previous years it “paid attention to racism in the world (Germany, Austria, Greece) but not in Israel. Given recent events, discussing racism in Israel is unavoidable.” Zoabi will speak on “Israeli discrimination against Palestinians,” the text read.
The event where Zoabi will speak is in commemoration of Kristallnacht — the German-language name for pogroms perpetrated in 1938 against Austrian and German Jews that Holocaust historians see as the opening shot in the Nazi-led campaign of violence against Jews and their extermination.  more

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