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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Give Egypt credit

Noah Pollak gives the Egyptians a lot of credit for their handling of the Gaza aid convoys over the weekend. But it's important to point out the difference between the world reaction to Egypt's behavior and what the reaction would have been had Israel done the same thing.
Where are the outraged Human Rights Watch press releases? When are the UN Human Rights Council hearings? Where is the collective outrage of the British media? We have banned aid convoys to Gaza — this statement would cause global apoplexy if uttered by the Israeli foreign minister.
Yes, it would have. Why doesn't it when it's uttered by the Egyptians? Well, part of it obviously is because the Egyptians aren't Jews and don't hesitate to treat the Jewish moonbats who support Hamas with an iron fist.

But there's another point here that ought to be taken to heart by the Israeli government.
Egyptian officials speak the terse and confident language of sovereignty. Israelis too frequently employ the defensive language of ethics, unaware that such noble rhetoric, when applied to foreign policy, invites little but skepticism and complaint.

Read the whole thing.


At 12:43 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The ironic thing is its the Egyptians getting tough on Hamas that is saving the Stupid Jews from their worst impulses...


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