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Monday, July 25, 2005

Imagine if Israel had executed an innocent Brazilian

Here is a great article about this From London to Jerusalem

...for taking the bare minimum steps necessary to save the lives of its citizens in recent years Israel has been mercilessly berated by virtually the entire world.

Had Israeli police shot dead an innocent foreigner on one of its buses or trains, confirming the kill with a barrage of bullets at close range in a mistaken effort to thwart a bombing, the UN would probably have been sitting in emergency session by late afternoon to unanimously denounce the Jewish state.

By evening, 12 hours had passed since the shooting, but the BBC still hadn't interviewed a grieving family, no one had called for British universities to be boycotted, Chelsea and Arsenal soccer clubs hadn't been ordered to play their matches in Cyprus, and The Guardian hadn't yet called British policy against its Pakistani population "genocide."

As for London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who is in overall control of transport in the city, including the train where the man was shot, and who strongly defended the shoot-to-kill policy as a legitimate way to prevent suicide bombings, he was not yet facing war crimes charges – as Livingstone himself has demanded Israeli political leaders should be.


The hypocrisy of the world is unbelievable, only Israel is not allowed to defend itself. This confirms to me the statement of Chazal halacha esav soneh l'yaakov, there is no other explanation and we need to act accordingly.

3 Comments:

At 6:10 PM, Anonymous dave said...

Great post and link. Does anyone out there have actual quotes from British officials arrogantly pontificating in their typical way when Israel accidently killed 'innocent' bystanders in one of their airstikes? The contrast should be fascinating.

 
At 3:07 AM, Anonymous daat y said...

great post.
And as you know Yishmael married Esav's daughter,so it includes them.It also states it's a halacha,not just a suggestion.

 
At 7:29 PM, Blogger Al said...

While hypocrisy often makes for interesting reading, substantively, it does not negate any particular charge the hypocrites may make. In other words if the Brits are hypocrites, and they accuse the Israeli army of illegal or immoral acts, the Israeli army is no less culpable and no more right because the Brits are hypocrites.

 

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