Remarks about Zanzibar incorrect - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Frank
    • 09.03.10 | 23:32 (IST)

    The article's remarks about Zanzibar are incorrect. The putsch did not take place in 1965 but in 1963, led by a self-appointed "field marshal" John Okello. Thousands of Arabs and Indians were massacred. The crimes were documented by the Italian director Jacopetti and shortly afterward shown in the film "Africa Addio" - a sequence so horrible that I will never forget it. The putsch was not about "pro-Arab policy" or because the Arabs were "descendents of slave-merchants". It was purely racist, Zanzibar lost almost all of its economic ties and has never recovered from the downfall. It is interesting that Kimche allegedly was on the spot at that time, but I doubt that he could have directed the putsch in any way. Fairy tales and intelligence work stick together like rubber and glue.

    from the article: Israeli spymaster and Mossad founding father David Kimche dies at 82
    First published 15:32 09.03.10 | Last updated 16:38 09.03.10
Haaretz Headlines
Drilling for Hamas tunnels Gaza
Hamas tunnel threat burrows into minds of Israeli military, political leaders

Hamas may have told Israel it isn’t looking for another war in Gaza, but it’s clearly desperate to advance its attack tunnels. It’s also delighted to be sowing seeds of discontent and concern among the Israeli public.

04:19 13.02.16 | 0 comments
Egyptian doctors protest police abuses Cairo
Thousands of Egyptian doctors protest against police abuses

The standoff suggests that Egypt's powerful security forces may have overstepped their limits by clashing with one of the country's most respected professions.

08:52 13.02.16 | 0 comments
What's good for one person might be bad for another, and vice versa.
Which foods make you fat? The answer is in your gut

Is rice more healthful than ice cream? Not necessarily. Are potatoes harmful? Not for everyone. A breakthrough study by two researchers from the Weizmann Institute shows that each of us has a different 'microbiome,' that makes us respond to foods differently. Get ready for a new medical revolution.

16:31 11.02.16 | 0 comments
Elizabeth (Elisheva) Smit at Ben-Gurion International Airport.

How a trip to Israel healed a South African professor's soul

Arrivals / Departures: A South African recalls how Israelis gave her the motivation to go on with her life; an Israeli says Americans know how to live, while the Japanese don't.