Boy do you miss the point - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Brad
    • 09.03.12 | 07:45 (IST)

    First, the criticism is Israel's occupation. There is a failure to acknowledge that the occupation was not an offensive occupation but a defensive one arising out of unprovked attacks against Israel, with a view to wiping her off the map. Why is she stlll there after 50 years? Well, the Pals have refused to recognize Israel, commit to peace and negotiate a settlement. Had the Pals been willing to do this in the first few years after they attacked Israel in 1967, Israel's occupation would have been history for about 50 years. So, the point here, is that the world is refusing to acknowledge that the responsibility for the occupation, which apparently is the great threat to Palestinian women, is the Pals themselves. Secondly, pointing to far greater abuses of women, and noting that nothing is being said about them, calls into question the bona fides of the UN women's rights Panel. How could a Panel that is genuinely interested in the plight of women disregard horrible abuses and focus on what is far, far more debatable? The point is that the Panel's conclusions are purely politcal, contribed and downright immoral.

    from the article: UN women's rights panel due to condemn Israel in close of annual session
    First published 22:46 08.03.12 | Last updated 22:46 08.03.12
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