Isreal, like it or not, used to command the moral high ground, and thus world public opinion, by its strict adherance to accountability within its nation. This it will lose if the current government assumes that by simply mentioning (in all their statements), Hizballah and Iran, it can excuse its breach of international and humanitarian laws, especially in such unrelated incidents as the aid flotilla. This is a stupid underestimation of peoples' intelligence, and of the benefits of world public opinion.
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from the article: Barak bombards Gaza flotilla inquiry with information broadside