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    • Der Zweifler
    • 13.10.09 | 03:07 (IST)

    The "community of nations" into which you are willing to welcome Israel if it mends its ways have too much blood on their hands for you to take the attitude you do. For starters, take a look at Ben Kiernan's massive and to date the most inclusive study, Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur (Yale University Press); Kiernan founded and directs the Genocide Studies Program at Yale. The fact that Israel is not included (by an objective historian) in this hall of shame of genocidal nations, whereas so many even among the democracies are, should give you some idea right off the bat how warped your perspective is; community of genocidal nations is more like it, in which Israel is less the executioner than so many of the other members by any objective measure. By the way, it is a fundamental principle of inernational law that it has no legitimacy if it is not applied impartially and equally to all states.

    from the article: Barak warns against further harming Israel-Turkey relations
    First published 02:59 12.10.09 | Last updated 11:55 02.11.09
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