JB on double standards and Israel #21 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 23.01.07 | 18:44 (IST)

    It is not I who set up a double standard. It is Israel. It works this way: Israel is permitted to judge the rest of the world in the harshest of terms and its udgements must be accepted and defended or accusations will be levelled, ant-semite, self hating Jew, singling out Israel when others are just as bad so go pick on them and leave us along kind of thing. At the same time Israel demands to judge the rest of the world in the harshest terms it demands that it be judge by a standard of exceptionalis, that Israel is different in all aspects and that poor little country is just being picked on and the occupation has been thrust upon us and we really long for peace. No one is buying that bullshit any longer. It's not working because the facts prove it to be otherwise. That is the double standard, the hypocracy that you see from the government, the military and the population-excuses, rationalisations and justifications.

    from the article: President, lawyers: 'Slim chance' Mazuz will waver
    First published 00:00 23.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 23.01.07
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