Israel's Foreign Ministry ordered to 'reassess' EU involvement with Palestinians after decision to label West Bank goods; 'decision is almost completely devoid of any real significance,' official says.23:15 29.11.15 | 10 comments
Morality did not come down from heaven, prescribed by some god. Moral standards are developed by every culture differently, ultimately based on the needs of that culture. The West has its moral standards, where life of every individual is precious. Islamic culture did not yet reach this point. For them, the group is more important than the individual. Thus, killing a great number of people to hurt their group and help "our" group is acceptable. This is of course how al-Qaida functions. It also justifies (for himself) Assad's actions, and it is why so many mujahadin are willing to sacrifice their lives for the benefit of their group. People understand the moral standards' differences intuitively, even if they didn't think it out. Israel is judged by the West according to Western moral standards, while similar actions by Muslim countries elicit milder responses. Of course, the Jewish apologists zero in on the different responses and accuse the world of anti-Israel attitudes, ultimately based on anti-Semitism. Israel should adhere to Western standards, in which case the Western response is basically justified.