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Swiss journalist angers Israeli diplomat

Swiss journalist angers Israeli diplomat
30-07-2012,00:44

Al Qassam website\ Agencies - A Swiss journalist has angered the Israeli ambassador to Switzerland by censuring the Israeli regime for its occupation of Palestine.

The journalist, Jon Mettler, , with the Berner Zeitung daily, recently interviewed Yigal Caspi and asked him whether he admitted to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Israeli regime. 

Caspi expressed extreme discontent with the question and quickly accused the journalist of ‘practicing anti-Semitism,’ to which the journalist responded by asking whether the accusation meant that no criticism of the Israeli regime was allowed.

The Israeli diplomat said he ‘had problems with criticism which sought to weaken the Israeli regime.’ 

Caspi was also asked about a recent decision by Migros, one of Switzerland's largest retailing companies and the country’s largest supermarket chain and largest employer, to boycott products made by Israel. In response, he said such moves would be ‘counter-productive.’

Caspi refused to answer a final question on the issue of Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons.

The Israeli occupation, which is widely believed to possess between 200 to 400 nuclear warheads, maintains a policy of deliberate ambiguity over its nuclear work.

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