# 164 Ben Jabo - I am concerned too! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nick Ferriman
    • 06.10.07 | 07:00 (IST)

    Dear Ben Jabo, Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post. First of all, you say, quote, ?If I were you, I`d try to clean up my own house, instead of getting involved thousands of miles from your homeland...?. It seems that you are making a pitch to decide whose backyard we investigate. Why? Why do you want the sole right to determine which wife beater and child abuser we prosecute. What gives you that right? What moral authority does any Israeli apologist have? None. None, until you have the courage to face up to the multiple and systematic violations of the UDHR by Israel. Your demand is typical of the tyrant. The dictator insists we turn a blind eye to his human rights violations, but demands our action when he turns the spotlight on the abuses of others. There is one word for this, hypocrisy. It is nonsensical to follow the instructions of a hypocrite. Secondly, as Israel claims to be a modern secular democracy, it should be judged by those standards. That you demand we focus our attention on other basket cases instead is tacit recognition by you that Israel is no such thing. And for once I agree with you. Democratic states do not expect to be judged by the standards of countries like China and Burma. Democracies have their own codes of conduct which they attempt to keep. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is that code of conduct. Israel is a multiple and systematic abuser of that document. You do not have the courage or the democratic beliefs to demand that Israel abides by that moral code. I am concerned by that. Regards.

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    First published 00:00 03.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 03.10.07
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