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Defense Ministry Overturns Decision to Refuse Palestinians Permits to Join Memorial Day Event

After appealing to the Israeli Supreme Court, the Israeli NGO Combatants for Peace announced today that the Defense ministry abandoned its previous refusal to permit the participation of the 109 Palestinains who’d intended to join the ceremony on Yom HaZikaron this Sunday.

The threat of a black eye in the Israeli Supreme Court, plus the intervention of several MKs on their behalf (and perhaps some bad foreign press here!) persuaded the IDF it had a losing hand.

Now all 109 will attend and offer a countervailing narrative to the Israeli consensus on Memorial Day of unbounded Jewish and Israeli suffering at the hands of Arab enemies.

I hope you can join Combatants for Peace in Tel Aviv this Sunday.

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  • jeremy April 14, 2013, 11:57 AM

    News flash. I know that in Silversteins mind dead IDF soldiers got what was coming to them but to a lot of people memorial day in Israel is an imprtant day that honors dead IDF soldiers. Not palestinian terrorists.

    • Richard Silverstein April 14, 2013, 1:11 PM

      You don’t know anything about me & whatever you think you know is wrong. But the fact that you believe that Israelis Jews have a monopoly on such matters perfectly represents the problem & why the Combatants for Peace event is so important.

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