Gibt wieder mal eine Gelegenheit, Nachdenken mit Kino zu verbinden: Der israelische Filmemacher Udi Aloni kommt nach Züri, morgen Sonntag. Ab 18:30 Uhr wird im Zürcher Kulturhaus Helferei sein Film "Forgiveness" gezeigt - und dann wohl auch ein bisschen über die Realität in Israel und den palästinensischen Gebieten parliert.
Seien Sie vorbereitet: Udi Aloni ist manchmal ziemlich outspoken, tritt zum Beispiel für einen teilweisen Boykott Israels, Sanktionen und De-Investitionen ein; wozu durchaus verschiedene Positionen bestehen können.
"Forget about ideology, and forget about the fact that I fail to understand how you're not bothered by the fact you live at my expense, but I can no longer pay. The money is gone. There's no more left. I don't have enough to give my children, and I don't have enough to give yours. Do you understand how this makes me feel?
Let's decide that you and I were already screwed, but at least help me save our children."
Syria's foreign minister has compared U.S. accusations that Damascus is sending weapons to Hezbollah to Washington's pre-war claims against Iraq.
Walid al-Moallem said it is U.S. weapons going to Israel that are destabilizing the region. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton asserted Thursday that Syria is transferring increasingly sophisticated rockets and other weaponry to militant groups in Lebanon and Gaza and that the shipments could spark a new conflict in the Middle East. Al-Moallem said the world should not forget what he called «the U.S. campaign of slander» before the Iraq war, referring to the incorrect U.S. claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Zwei kurze Meldungen zum Stand der Dinge in Israel, gesehen am Sonntag, dem 11.April 2010:
"Right wing sources pressure Tzomet Sfarim (book junction) bookstore chain decided to take off its shelves the political manifesto The National Left, written by Shmuel Hasfari and attorney Eldad Yaniv. In recent days, Right wing sources have been pressuring the chain management to stop distributing the book in which the authors make harsh accusations against the settlement project and call dismantle it and "stop the occupation."
"The Shin Bet has requested that an Israeli Arab man working as part of the cleaning staff in former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's gym be transferred from the premises to a different workplace due to security sensitivities. The reason for the request, according to the Shin Bet, was based on the fact that one of the man's relatives was sentenced to jail in the past over security related offenses. "I don't believe this is about a specific problem with this particular employee, because if that was the case he would have been removed from his job a lot sooner," added gym owner Dror Paz." (Quelle: Haaretz online)