Iraqi National Congress Fires Official for Visiting Israel

(Ha'aretz) Yoav Stern - Mithal al-Alousi, a senior official in the new Iraqi government who attended an international conference of the Anti-Terrorism Institute in Herzliya, Israel, was fired by the Iraqi National Congress after an emergency meeting of its leadership in the wake of reports of the visit. Al-Alousi said "many intellectuals in Iraq know that Israel must be taken into account as an existing fact and that generations of people have been born here. It is in Iraq's interests to have diplomatic relations with everyone, and that is what we want."

2004-09-14 00:00:00

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