#6, Stephen - it is extortion - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Don Boston
    • 23.10.09 | 19:22 (IST)

    Lieberman's comments are clearly extortion. If the UN conducts its business per its charter and Israel doesnt like the result, Israel won't even pretend to try to make peace or comply with International law. Since Israel is already preventing meaningful peace efforts by continuing to brutalize and steal from Palestinians, who cares? Israel will never agree to a just peace until it is forced to do so by world divestment, boycotts and sanctions. Only by threatening its economy will anything be accomplished. All countries have the right to self defense, but that never jusifies deliberately brutalizing civilians.

    from the article: Lieberman to Ban: Don't let Goldstone report gain ground in UN
    First published 11:05 23.10.09 | Last updated 14:30 23.10.09
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