It sounds like the Israeli Information and Diaspora ministry is of the opinion that people think only horrible people do horrible things, after all, only oppressors oppress, right? If you're not an oppressor, then you don't oppress, or, rather, if you are a nice person, and people think you are a nice person, then you can't possibly be doing horrible things, right? People are not that stupid, think of the civilisations that have achieved remarkable technological advancements, and still committed horrible acts, Europeans for example. Morality is not judged by the number of patents a country holds, or by the number of Nobel Laureates it boasts. Edelstein should perhaps learn something about the people he is trying to persuade of his message.
Despite Shaked’s intentions, right-wing leader Naftali Bennett says the effort does not reflect 'creeping annexation' of the settlements.
Nottingham City councilor Ilyas Azis suggested that it might have been wiser to create Israel in the United States.
After Assad crossed Obama's 'red line' by using chemical arms, a deal was reached to see all such weapons removed from the war-torn country. Last week however, the regime used a chemical agent - most likely sarin - against ISIS.
Unless more U.S. Jews who oppose the occupation become members of established Jewish organizations and donate money, the establishment is unlikely to heed calls of those who want it to condemn the occupation.