International "Anti-Zionist" Conference In Jakarta
Where Islam goes, there goes antisemitism (hat tip: LGF):
JAKARTA (AFP) - Israel is carrying out "ethnic cleansing" of Palestinians, a top Indonesian politician said Wednesday in the lead up to celebrations and protests marking the Jewish state's 60th anniversary.
"There is nearly no day without the blood of innocent people being spilled in Palestine," Agung Laksono, the speaker of Indonesia's parliament, told an international anti-Zionist conference here marking the anniversary.
"Israeli soldiers, in a planned manner, murder and destroy the Palestinians. Villages are bombed, homes are destroyed and their fields and burned," he said.
"We condemn the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israel."
Laksono delivered the opening speech at the conference after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono withdrew his participation. A spokesman for the president could not be reached for comment...
Posted on 05/14/2008 4:43 PM by Rebecca Bynum