Nations United Against Israel

(National Review) Clifford D. May - In Libya, Gaddafi is using mercenaries to slaughter protestors. Hizbullah is staging a slow-motion coup in Lebanon. Iran's rulers are executing dissidents daily, developing nuclear weapons, and sending warships through Suez. The response of the UN to these many threats to global peace and security? Condemn Israel. In other words, the issue that the UN considers most critical in the world at this hinge moment in history is that Israelis have been building homes on land the Palestinians want. In the end and to its credit, the Obama administration did veto the UN resolution. But Ambassador Susan Rice did not even attempt to suggest how deranged it is for the UN to ignore the crimes being committed by Islamist terrorists and Arab despots while demanding that Israelis surrender territory - taken in a defensive war - to those who remain committed to their extermination. Were Arab and Muslim nations willing to tolerate Israel's existence - not love Israelis, just tolerate them - negotiating borders would be a piece of cake. In the absence of such tolerance, it would be a mistake for Israel to surrender another square inch of soil - as its earlier withdrawals from southern Lebanon and Gaza have demonstrated to all. The writer is president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2011-02-25 00:00:00

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