"Brit-Am Now"-38

"Brit-Am Now"-38
1. Quote: Eliot George
2. Sharon Lindstrom: IsraeliE-Mails Blocked?
3. Orjan Svensson: Scandinavia Pro-Israel

Date:  Thu Jun 20, 2002  10:28 am

Eliot George (Mary Ann Evans):
- "I'm not denyin' that women are foolish; God Almighty made 'em to match men"

From: Sharon Lindstrom

Subject: Re: Brit-Am
I received something on the 14th but not through my local server account.
Some time ago (soon after 911) many local servers in the US suddenly took
it upon themselves to block emails coming out of Israel. My server was one
of them and I argued back and forth, hinting that it smacked of
antisemitism. They finally relented and allowed the mail from Brit Am to
filter through. In the meantime, I set up a netscape account strictly for
Brit Am messages and gave Yair my netscape address. He has been sending all
emails to both my netscape address and local server account. I'm still not
getting every single email in my local server account but I do get all of
them at netscape. However, you have a hotmail account which is the same
thing as netscape. It shouldn't be blocking any emails at all. But you
might want to run it by your local server and the hotmail mgmt. just the
same to see if they're starting to mess with Israel email like a lot of
other American servers.
Let me know what happens ... I'm curious...

Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 00:34:01 -0500
From: Örjan Svensson <orjan.svensson@m...>
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-37

Recently there was a pro-Israel demonstration in the town of
Tampere (known as Tammerfors in Swedish), in Finland.
About 6000 Finns participated.
A slogan in the demonstration was "Israel you are not alone".
Generally I would say that Finland is currently probably the most
pro-Israel country of the Nordic countries.
Here in Sweden the Left Party (formerly known as communists)
advocates boycott of Israel. The Swedish government however
does not agree with that, and labels it "unresponsible
foreign policy". The current Swedish prime minister Goran Persson
has also declared on several occations that he is a devoted
supporter of the Jewish state. But recently (probably due to influence
from Bush and others) he added that a
condition for his continued support is that a Palestinian state
is also established. Sweden's foreign minister Mrs Anna Lind,
has however always been a bit hostile towards Israel it seems like.
The fact is that in practice it would be almost impossible for
Sweden to boycott Israel. For example the Swedish furniture company
IKEA has recently established a large supermarket in the
vicinity of Netanya, and a second IKEA supermarket is scheduled
to open in Israel soon. Volvo has a considerable export of
trucks to Israel and to Israel's army. Also Ericsson's export
of telecommunication equipment to Israel is not insignificant.
A Swedish boycott of Israel would therefore hit quite hard on
Swedish industry. One should also have in mind that the
Swedish military currently is considering the purchase of
an Israeli unmanned spy aircraft. They are test-flying it
in the north of Sweden in order to evaluate it this summer.
In the past Sweden's military has studied Israeli fighting
technique closely, and has adopted some of it in its own
(educational and exercise) routines.
God bless you,Orjan

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