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Jewish Pro-Palestinian in Hot Water For “Satanic” Israel Jibe

Simon Rocker,
Jewish Chronicle,
November 16, 2006

The head of Jews for Justice for Palestinians has dissociated the group from claims by one of its activists that Israel is a “Satanic state.”

Deborah Fink posted the comment on an anti-Zionist weblog, writing: “Israel does not deserve to be called ‘The Jewish state.’ It should be called ‘The Satanic state.’ I really don’t see the point [of] doing anything else other than boycott it in every possible way.”

But Dan Judelson, elected last month as JfJfP chair, told the JC that Ms Fink’s remarks were “incompatible” with her responsibilities within the group – which include the role of recruitment officer.

The matter would be discussed at its monthly meeting on Sunday.

“Deborah Fink is not a member of the newly elected executive committee of JfJfP,” he stated. “As such, she speaks only for herself.” He said she had confirmed that she had posted the remarks online.

JfJfP organises and supports protests against Israeli policy towards the Palestinians and was behind an advertisement in The Times signed by more than 300 British Jews denouncing Israeli actions in Gaza.