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July 20, 2006

The Anti-Israel Double Standard Watch

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Just in case you missed it, as I did, Allan Dershowitz' July 11 piece at The Huffington Post really nails the anti-Israel double standard held by the international community and America's hard left:

... I regret when innocent people are killed in the process of targeting terrorists, but the fault for that lies entirely with the terrorists who hide behind innocent women and children in order to induce Israel to kill civilians. Yes, Palestinian terrorists want Israel to kill Palestinian women and children. That is part of their strategy. "As one diplomat told the New York Times, "Palestinians have mastered the harsh arithmetic of pain...Palestinian casualties play in their favor and Israel casualties play in their favor. Non-violence doesn't pay."

... Every time Israel kills a terrorist who has murdered Israeli civilians the international community and America's hard left goes crazy, condemning, boycotting, and divesting from the Jewish state. But it totally ignores the indistinguishable actions of other nations.

... Whenever Israel has considered a preemptive strike against the Iranian nuclear capacity, the international community again goes bonkers, claiming that such a strike would violate international law, the UN charter, and basic decency. There is of course a difference between the threat posed by North Korea against Japan and the threat posed by Iran against Israel.

... North Korea has never threatened to use its nuclear weapons against Japan whereas the leaders of Iran have repeated and specifically said that if they develop the capacity to destroy Israel they would do so. Listen to the words of Iran's former leader, who was thought to be more liberal than its current leader.

... "Hashemi Rafsanjani threatened Israel with nuclear destruction, boasted that an Iranian attack would kill as many as fifteen million people--a small "sacrifice" for the billion Muslims in the world."

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Posted by Richard at July 20, 2006 4:42 PM

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