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SPD head 'sorry for Israel apartheid comment'
The Local ^ | 15 Mar 12

Posted on 03/16/2012 9:55:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Germany’s Social Democratic Party leader Sigmar Gabriel has apologised after calling Israeli policy towards Palestinians an “apartheid regime” following a visit to Hebron in the West Bank.

Gabriel, one of three possible Social Democratic challengers to Chancellor Angela Merkel in next year’s general election, later admitted he had used a “very drastic formulation,” but said that he was only describing the situation as experienced by people in the town.

"For Palestinians this is a lawless zone," Gabriel wrote on his Facebook page. "It is an apartheid regime, for which there is absolutely no justification."

He had previously met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and wrote about his desire to see a stop to Israeli settlement expansion.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel
KEYWORDS: germany; israel
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1 posted on 03/16/2012 9:55:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: SJackson

Ping!


2 posted on 03/16/2012 9:55:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Germany’s Social Democratic Party leader Sigmar Gabriel has apologised after calling Israeli policy towards Palestinians an “apartheid regime” following a visit to Hebron in the West Bank.

Uncle Adolf approves.

3 posted on 03/16/2012 9:59:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Here we go again. I wonder what the percent population is now that thinks that Israel’s conducting a “war of extermination against the Palestinians” even though the Palestinians’ population keeps expanding while Israel’s Jewish population shrinks . . . a decade ago, it was about 68 percent.


4 posted on 03/16/2012 10:03:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; All

It is all Western nations. To consider it an Israeli problem is absurd.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 10:13:05 PM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: Slings and Arrows

He is only sorry that he got caught.


6 posted on 03/16/2012 10:14:48 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: TwoSwords

It’s very concentrated in Europe though.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 10:15:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: getarope

Bingo.


8 posted on 03/16/2012 10:20:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Olog-hai

If Euorpeans consider Jews an issue, while they’re being subsumed by the most vile of humanity, how can you reason with them?
I have a little Jewish to he dangerous. I’m primarily Israei. Forever.


9 posted on 03/16/2012 10:32:17 PM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: Slings and Arrows
Germany’s Social Democratic Party leader Sigmar Gabriel has apologised

Could we hear that in the original Bavarian dialect?
10 posted on 03/16/2012 10:55:54 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: mkjessup

Said with an Austrian accent?


11 posted on 03/16/2012 10:57:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mkjessup

he is from Goslar.


12 posted on 03/16/2012 11:06:51 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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Thanks Slings and Arrows.
Germany's Social Democratic Party leader Sigmar Gabriel has apologised after calling Israeli policy towards Palestinians an "apartheid regime" following a visit to Hebron in the West Bank.

13 posted on 03/17/2012 8:13:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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A Freudian slip. Naah, what could an Austrian Jew know.

14 posted on 03/18/2012 8:10:30 AM PDT by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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