Israel stages anti-US demonstration
Source: Jerusalem Times http://www.jerusalem-times.net/
Vol.VIII, No.397 September 14, 2001 , Jumadi Alakhar 27, 1422 H Palestine's Only English-Language Newspape
A team sent by the Israel Defense Ministry to film Palestinian children rejoicing in East Jerusalem, staged the event that was later circulated in the US and around the world. A member of the team approached the Juhaina Sweets Shop and gave the owner 200 shekels and asked him to distribute the sweets to the children, according to the owner of the shop. Veteran Israeli political analyst Meron Benvenisti, a former deputy mayor of Jerusalem, noted in Ha'aretz (Thursday, Sept.13): "A team from the Spokesman's Office of the Israel Defense Forces was sent to film the scenes of joy and candy being handed out in East Jerusalem 'for public relations purposes,' Benvenisti wrote.
Quote taken from the article "Meek and stammering"
Source: Haaretz Sept 20, 2001 http://www.haaretzdaily.com/
"Drawn into the tragedy, Israel declares a day of mourning and enlists blood donors. But it also has its own agenda: A team from the Spokesman's Office of the Israel Defense Forces was sent to film the scenes of joy and candy being handed out in East Jerusalem "for public relations purposes." The politicians compete with each other to present the tragedy as proof of their own long-standing political attitudes toward the Palestinians and use their best rhetorical skills to call for an international coalition to save Western civilization."
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