Attack on Israel

(Providence Journal) Editorial - Add another black mark to the UN's disgraceful record of animosity toward Israel, which is perpetually denounced for defending itself by countries with far worse records on human rights. In denouncing Israel, the International Court of Justice essentially ruled that that state has no moral or legal duty to protect its citizens. No country could be bound to take such a ruling seriously. It seems to serve no purpose but to hand a minor propaganda victory to the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Arafat. Obviously, there are hidden and not-so-hidden motivations behind such displays of contempt toward Israel: a hatred of its staunch ally, America; a hatred of a country whose Western and democratic values put those of its neighboring dictatorial kleptocracies in a bad light; the ancient ugliness of anti-Semitism.

2004-07-16 00:00:00

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