Iran, Hamas defend wanted Sudanese president

March 6, 2009 22:28


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Iran, Hamas and Hizbullah sent senior leaders Friday to be the first to offer international backing for Sudan's president after he was charged with war crimes in Darfur, a sign that the bid to prosecute Omar al-Bashir could sharply radicalize his regime. For the third straight day, supporters of al-Bashir marched in Khartoum, vowing to defend the president against what his government calls a "colonial" conspiracy to overthrow him. Hundreds of Sudanese emerged from mosques after Friday Muslim prayers, chanting "jihad," or holy war, and shouting, "With our souls and blood, we will sacrifice ourselves for you, al-Bashir." The United Nations and humanitarian workers are already reeling under Khartoum's initial retaliation for Wednesday's arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court: the expulsion of 13 of the largest aid organizations working in Darfur.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Clement Attlee
November 21, 2018
Former U.K. PM secretly took in Jewish refugee in 1939