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Thursday, August 06, 2009

When 'evenhandedness' would be an improvement

We Israelis have been heard saying in the past that an 'evenhanded' American position is not good enough. The United States is our only friend. Our enemies have many friends. If the United States takes an 'evenhanded' position, there is no one left on our side.

But with the Obama administration, as Noah Pollak points out, 'evenhandedness' would be an improvement:
The Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, has twice been summoned by the Obama administration to be lectured, first about an apartment building in East Jerusalem owned by a Jew and then about an Israeli court decision on the legal ownership of two East Jerusalem houses. Jews living in East Jerusalem are treated by the administration as a crisis with the potential to destroy the peace process; the repeated declarations over the past two weeks by high-level Palestinian officials endorsing the destruction of Israel, celebrating terrorism, and vowing “armed resistance” merit not even the slightest protest. Obama remains perfectly silent as this wave of hatred and incitement gains strength. At this juncture, a little evenhandedness would be a refreshing development.
Read it all.


At 2:13 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The right kind of "even-handedness" would win America understanding from Israel. Unfortunately, that's not the treatment Israel is on the receiving end of today.

What could go wrong indeed

At 5:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have plenty of self-hating Jewish supporters of their lies, like this stinkier.

Someone has an accident replacing an ink cartidge, and they use his stained hand to falsely accuse Israel of all manner of evil!

"VeLamalshinim Al Tehi Thikvah...!"

May G-d speedily save us from them!


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