Implications of the World Court Ruling

(Maariv International) Eliel Shahar - Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice-chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, believes the Israeli public fails to understand the importance and the possible implications of the World Court ruling against Israel's security barrier. "This ruling presents Israel as an illegitimate state and this is what will go down in the annals of history. We should not underestimate this ruling, as it confers the power on quasi-government and semi-official bodies to call for boycotting Israel. Even if a U.S. veto in the UN Security Council prevents officially imposed sanctions on Israel, the damage to Israel could still prove enormous. Europeans are liable to demonstrate their aversion to Israel's behavior by boycotting Israel's products."

2004-07-26 00:00:00

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