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Oh, My Bleeding Eyes

Ynet reports:

Greenpeace activists who arrived Thursday morning at a conference on the nuclear issue at Tel Aviv University stripped in protest a few moments before the start of a speech by President Shimon Peres.

The protestors carried leaflets bearing the messages “strip the Middle East of nuclear programs” and “a new Middle East = clean from nuclear programs.” They were briskly removed from the hall by security guards.

The protestors carried leaflets bearing the messages “strip the Middle East of nuclear programs” and “a new Middle East = clean from nuclear programs.” They were briskly removed from the hall by security guards.

After finally beginning his address, Peres addressed the unusual protest, saying: “The air conditioning here has to be turned down, I was concerned for their health.” On a more serious note, the president added that “it would be more correct to hold the protests in Tehran, not in Israel.”

The activists, some of whom wore bathing suits and underwear only, sought to protest what they said was the “lack of balance” in the conference, which they said “forms encouragement to the presence of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East”.

Most of the protestors’ ire was directed at the conference organizers, who held their meeting under the banner “the nuclear challenge in the Middle East.” The protestors said alternative views were not represented, such as the stance which doubts that there is a need for nuclear weapons in the area.

“We first asked the conference organizers to present a balanced panel, which will hold a real discussion on the nuclear issue, instead of speakers who all justify the need for nuclear technology,” Sharon Dolev, head of the Greenpeace campaign against nuclear programs, said.

The Ynet article also has a picture of one of the protesters. who would look more at home at a Save the Whales protest – as the whale.

Which begs the question – why is it that these “anti-war” protesters always feel the need to take off their clothes? Do they believe that showing us their untoned, flabby bodies will somehow scare us into agreement?

Those women are just lucky Moshe Katsav is not still President.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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