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Sudan says rebel’s office in Israel proves "foreign hands" in Darfur


February 29, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan has condemned a Darfur rebel leader for opening an office in Israel saying it gives "a material proof that Darfur crisis is manipulated by foreign hands and a Jewish lobby."

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Abdel Wahid Al-Nur, the rebel leader of Sudan liberation Movement, has announced three days ago the opening of an office in Tel Aviv praising the Israeli government "for protecting Darfur youth from genocide".

Sudanese Presidential Assistant and government top negotiator for Darfur peace talks said that Abdel Wahid al-Nur wanted to establish direct relations with Israel, instead of dealing with the Israeli lobby in America.

He also accused Abdel Wahid of placing Sudanese in Israel "to convert them to Judaism."

He considered this step as provocative action to Sudanese people and particularly to the Fur tribe.

While the Sudanese state minister of information, Kamal obeid, said that Abdel Wahid move targets Sudan in its unity and faith predicting strong reaction from Darfur people.

Sudan, which considers Israel as enemy state, has no diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv and remains hostile to the Jewish state on the grounds that it is occupying Arab lands.

“The revolution that started in Darfur intends to change some of the norms in Sudan including the taboo regarding the relations with Israel” Al-Nur had told Sudan Tribune this week.

Sudanese refugees started sneaking into Israel through Egypt regularly in 2005 and the numbers increased as violence raged in the troubled Darfur region.

Despite its severe policy against illegal migrants, Israel made exceptions for 600 Sudanese who were granted temporary residency after fleeing fighting in Darfur.

The Israeli Interior Ministry said that the Darfuris would be allowed to stay in Israel "as long as necessary".


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  • 1 March 2008 06:42, by Akol Liai Mager

    NIF leaders, you are only able to cheat UN and other world bodies including Security Council because of China’s Veto Power, but not Furs. Furs strong reactions to their hero and Struggler Dr Abdul Wahad Mohamed El Nur decision is praising and encouraging him. This is because he is the lives saver and you are lives takers who have no rights to tell Furs who they should or should not make relations with. Furs had just discovered lately that Israel is only fighting Arab radicalisms and not Islam. This is the fact and El Nur decision is enough justification.

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  • 1 March 2008 10:55, by Peter Malek

    What a ridiculous statement! On the last two days the same government was welcoming the Palestinians refugees to Sudan and now is condemning the Israel in accommodating Darfur refugees! I think the NIF should understand that the right of Palestinians to live in Sudan as refugees is the same as the Darfur refugees to live in Israel. The NIF should stop from their evil wishes.

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  • 1 March 2008 12:54, by Ahasakmoi

    Dear Abdel Wahid, what you have done is one of the greatest achievements in our lives as Sudnanese, our former rebbel, now the head of the gpvernment of south sudan was not even able to do that. Opening an office in the great nation like Israel is agreat momentum and magnitude for peace settlement in sudan. Khartoum is yarwning because they fear Isreali’s influence on Christianity, since they want all the sudanese to be called muslims as the way of Islamization of the country and also the military power Isareal possess worldwide.

    What is wrong with opening an office in Iisreal ? Khartoum should know that; the sudanese of 17th centuary who allowed them to come as visitors to our land are over, but this is anew demension with new inhabitants, not your notorious Abud ?. On the contravasy, Khartoum of recent opened ways for free entrace of palestinians into the country, so what is the difference here ?, Bashir and your wicked, evil oriented government, you will never deceive us again and I want to tell you and your fellow Aarabs that; your time is OVER , you have exhausted our resources, killed our people and please and please, could you allow time for the reverse ?

    Abdel Wahid, that office in Israel should not be for nothing, please import as many guns as possible for distroying the so-called Janjaweed and NIF since the so-called UN force is very weak, only consumes lots of money but doing nothing.
    Iwish you all the best and Nice coorperation with Israel, keep the move up !

    Tauderos Degallas,
    Cairo University.

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  • 1 March 2008 14:11, by Allaman Ikoilaman

    What a ridiculous statement!.Could you people realize that Sudan is the land for the black African people?.You came as Traders and our beloved ancestors allowed you to barter with them the so-called commodities of the time .But after your ancestors realized that,the country was a rich one ,they started coiling around like milipedes not to go back to where they came from. Now ,you are going a head to talk about Judaism in our land, without recognizing that all of them including Islam are alien to Sudanese people. The Office there has got nothing to do with Islam or Christianity but sort of extending bilateral relations and as a means of uprooting the existing difference between Sudan and Isreal.Be consistent to what you have made ,all those fallacious statement bear no fruit to the people of Darfur and the whole Sudanese masses.
    Kamalong Changarr Abinangmoi.
    Cairo Wing Observer.

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    • 1 March 2008 15:34, by Snappy Diddy

      Look at the coward Jalaba... They like crying foul when they are hit.. What were you doing recently in Chad stupid Bashir if I may ask? It will even be bravo if the SLM gets support from Isreal who have always kick Arab asses in the heart of Arab stupid extremism!

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  • 1 March 2008 17:28, by Bol Madut

    I wonder why the SPLM didn’t do the same...have an office in Israel?

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    • 2 March 2008 06:47, by Kabarika Jackson

      That’s just to say it is the Arab mental mongering to scapegoat their idiology in condemning the darfurian office in Isreal. What does that have to do with religion other than saving the few life left as the Khartoum government continuing backing Janjaweed? That’s just a political motivated policy in judging the darfurian perspective. That may make me believe that, they Khartoum don’t want to see progress in her opponent.

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  • 3 March 2008 00:10, by Dhieu Dok

    Darfurians should be able to know who is their real friend in this critical times. They were blindfooled for the last 21 years so as to carry out jihad in South Sudan. It is the same Beshir and his racial inferior half minded officials who have now turned against them. The choice is now clear for Darfurians. It is clear that Islam is not going to help and they have to forge friendship with Israel. If Islam affiliated nations and whole of Middle East was sincere about protection of Darfurians, Beshir would have been told to stop his military campaign and a comprehensive settlement negotiated.

    Africans should be aware of foreign religions. They were brought in just to fuck us up instead of making the continent better off.

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