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Annan's Bow at Arafat's Grave Sparks Outrage in City

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posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 05:40 AM
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U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's decision to lay a wreath at the grave of Yasser Arafat while on his way to the dedication of a Holocaust museum in Israel is infuriating New York politicians and Jewish leaders, some of whom are labeling Mr. Annan's gesture "outrageous," "grotesque," and an example of "mindless incompetence."

The secretary-general joined world leaders in Israel on Tuesday to commemorate the opening of a new Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. His visit Monday to Mr. Arafat's grave rankled some representatives of the United Nations' host city, who said Mr. Annan had damaged the world body's already poor public image and may have further imperiled U.N. plans to expand into neighboring parts of Turtle Bay.

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, a Democrat who represent parts pf Brooklyn and Queens in Congress, said yesterday: "It is almost grotesque to travel to Israel to pay tribute to the 6 million Jews massacred in the Shoah and use the opportunity to pay tribute to a terrorist who is responsible for murdering thousands more."

"Just when I think the U.N. and its leadership had reached a new low," Mr. Weiner added, "I am reminded that when it comes to Israel, and sensitivity toward the Jewish community, there is no bottom to their pit."

Many of Mr. Weiner's fellow congressmen from the New York metropolitan area echoed his sentiments.

Rep. Peter King, a Republican of Long Island, said yesterday that Mr. Annan "is the worst type of world leader. He's arrogant and tone deaf; considering all that's gone down in the U.N., for him to be commemorating Arafat in this way is incredibly insensitive."

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posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 05:42 AM
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Appears to me to be a news report about nothing of consequence.



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 05:54 AM
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How dare he show respect to the "bad guys (TM)" we all know we're the "good guys (TM)" and deserve all the respect?!?!

Tsk! The nerve of that guy!!



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 05:59 AM
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Originally posted by Corinthas
How dare he show respect to the "bad guys (TM)" we all know we're the "good guys (TM)" and deserve all the respect?!?!

Tsk! The nerve of that guy!!


Thank you for your brilliant and insightful comments, have a "joy-joy" day.



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 07:13 AM
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