...Politics. "perhaps not in your eyes, but most certainly in the eyes of International Law ..."(Zeev) It's one thing to establish international laws and another to interpret and administer those laws. Here is a quote outlining how REAL laws should be interpreted and administered: "The rule of law, also called supremacy of law, means that the law is above everyone and it applies to everyone. Whether governor or governed, rulers or ruled, no one is above the law, no one is exempted from the law, and no one can grant exemption to the application of the law. Rule of law is a general legal maxim according to which decisions should be made by applying known principles or laws, without the intervention of discretion in their application. This maxim is intended to be a safeguard against arbitrary governance. The word "arbitrary" (from the Latin "arbiter") signifies a judgment made at the discretion of the arbiter, rather than according to the rule of law"(Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_law Now here is a question to you Zeev: Can you honestly say that when it comes to Israel and small countries, the laws are interpreted and applied to them in the same manner as to the big powers and the influential power blocs such as Arabs who have oil and an inbuilt majority in the UN comprising of all the Arab and Muslim nations? OF COURSE NOT Zeev, and you would be very brave and deliberately blind to the truth if you would contradict me on that. So, Zeev, please stop your propaganda about so called international law because if the UN would really be interested in applying international law, then everyone would be judged by the same standards including Arabs, Americans, Russians and Israelis but of course that's not what happens in real life is it Zeev? It seems that all those nations and others expect more from Israel and other small nations with fewer resources, than of themselves ... And that's why, no matter how hard Israel tries to compromise and offer peace deals (such as in 1948, 1967, the 1990s, 2000, 2001 and recently), Israel is still the one blamed for lack of progress even though the Palestinian Arabs have now stopped even negotiating. And please STOP pretending that they stopped negotiations because of the settlements. They stopped it because they feel that with Obama, they are in the box seat and that NOW they can dictate terms to Israel. Terms that Israel cannot accept because if they would accept those terms, it would lead to national suicide ... However, if the Palestinian Arabs would REALLY be interested in peace, they would be willing to recognize Israel as the state for the Jewish people/nation, they would NOT insist on their so called right of return and they would accept border adjustments leaving the larger settlement blocks in Israel's hands in return for which they would get other land offsets. Such a deal would solve the so called problem of the settlements once and for all and peace could break out. But we both know that's not really what Abbas wants, don't we Zeev?
Pope: Let's stop crimes like deaths of migrants in trucks (AP)
from the article: Fear of peace will be the death of Israel