Drives the message home. Not a wise thing to do - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rammer
    • 27.03.11 | 22:30 (IST)

    Israel is certainly entitled to demand an investigation of the attack on its foreign mission, and to object strongly if such investigations are suspended before they run their course. Almost any other country would behave likewise. Israel’s dilemma is that to kick up a diplomatic issue to the point of canceling a high level visit will merely drive home the message of Israel’s negative impact on other countries’ foreign interests. Add to this that in this particular case Israel is not merely defending it’s embassy, but also posing as the protector of a community center. Israel may not see anything wrong with posing as the protector of Jews everywhere, but other countries see this as an infringement on their sovereignty.

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