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Disney Promotes Israeli Occupation
Disney the love and entertainment king of millions throughout
the world has stepped into political arena to promote Jewish
claims over Jerusalem. Early in September the American Muslims
for Jerusalem [AMJ], headed by Khaleed Turaani highlighted
Disneys plans to present Jerusalem as the eternal capital
of Israel in an exhibition.
The Millennium exhibition, of Walt Disney opened at Epcot
Centre in Florida on 1 October. Of the eight million dollars
building cost, Israel gave 1.8 million. The exhibition is
proposed to be the greatest show expected to attract millions
of viewers from throughout the world.
Jerusalem is illegally occupied city according to international
law. In particular: UN Resolution 242, which calls upon Israel
to withdraw from the occupied territory. Resolution 237 rejects
the annexation of Jerusalem and Resolution 405 further reaffirms
that Jerusalem is occupied Palestinian territory.
Historically the Jews were driven out of Jerusalem in 70
CE, when Titus, the Roman General destroyed the Temple and
ever since than there has been an insignificant population
of Jews in Jerusalem.
In 1099, when the Crusaders captured Jerusalem they killed
or exiled all Jews and it was only through the Magnanimity
of Salahudeen Ayubi that he allowed the Jews to return.
In a census of 1170 we see a record of 1,440 Jews in all of
Whereas the Arabs have always inhabited Jerusalem from time
immemorial. When Muslims liberated Jerusalem and the majority
of Arabs reverted to Islam the city remained free andopen
Israels aim to physically Judaise Jerusalem and mentally
condition the world into accepting its claims over Jerusalem
seem to have reached new psychological spheres.
After the initiative set in motion to counter this blatant
claim, the UAE Minister of Information and Culture Shaykh
Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahayan called a meeting of Arab League
ministers to boycott Disney and its products. It is estimated
that nearly 200,000 Arabs visit Disney each year and the total
Disney trade with the Middle East amounts to over $100 million
per year. However, at the last minute a motion to boycott
was not carried as the Saudi Prince, Walid ibn Talal, who
is the major shareholder of Euro Disney said, If we
boycott Disney, Israel will win because it will impact our
image negatively in United States. One Arab official
is reported in Palestine Times as saying, we know that
some Arab officials encouraged the company to ignore our protest.
Al-Nahayan, the UAE Minister on Abu Dhabi TV said, he
did not receive expected response from some Arab ministers
during his intensive contacts with them."
Disney claims they have altered the exhibition as not to
promote the Israeli claim. However, according to AMJ the exhibition
still leave visitors with the false impression that Israel
is not in violation of multiple international laws and UN
Resolutions. The Jewish Chronicle, a London Based Newspaper,
reported on the 24 Sept, If you go and see the show
there wont be any doubt in your mind that Jerusalem
is the capital of Israel.
Friends of Al Aqsa Call For Disney Boycott
It is without doubt if the Arab League had the spine to
uphold the just cause of Jerusalem in where is Masjid al Aqsa
than the fairy sporting Disney would not have succeeded in
promoting the illegal Zionist plans to inculcate into the
minds of the world that Jerusalem is their capital. Under
the circumstances we call upon all morally conscious individuals
to not only boycott Disney products and goods but more importantly
to write and inform Disney of your boycott.
It is the grass-root support that is needed to be mobilised
and the powers to be, either in Islamic countries or elsewhere
to be informed of our sentiments. It is the duty of every
law-abiding citizen to ensure those oppressors and usurpers
of others rights and territories do not get away with their
Please inform the addressee below of your intentions to boycott
because of their illegal promotion of Israeli claims. The
need to inform Disney of their political misjudgement cannot
be over emphasised:
The Queen Caroline Street
Tel: 0181 222 1000