93-yr-old Holocaust survivor speaks on Freedom for Palestine
18 August 2014
93-year-old Holocaust survivor
speaks to Freedom for Palestine rally in
We were very pleased with the great
turnout around New Zealand for the Freedom for Palestine
rallies held in eight centres around the country on the
Perhaps the highlight which was not reported by
the media was when 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Gunter
Warner addressed the Auckland rally.
deserve wide reporting and we’d invite the media to use
his comments and interview him in future reporting. It’s
the strong and growing voice of Jewish opposition to the
racist policies of the Israeli government.
Here it is on
Youtube – he is introduced by Green Party MP Catherine
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