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A modern-day Bil-om tried to say something bad about the Jews, and couldn't but say praise:
Sudanese blames Jewish groups on Darfur
The president of Sudan said Jewish groups are lying about violence in Darfur to raise money for Israel.
Speaking Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly, Omar Hassan al-Bashir said reports of deaths and refugees in Darfur are “fictions,” and that those “who made the publicity, who mobilized the people, invariably, are Jewish organizations.”
The U.S. Jewish community has taken the lead in organizing against the mass violence in Darfur, but has been led by the American Jewish World Service, which does not raise funds for Israel.
Bashir’s comments came the same day President Bush denounced government-sponsored violence in Darfur and named Andrew Natsios as his special envoy to the region. (JTA)