Akiva Eldar is stating a typical diaspora (galut) mentality. Afraid of what the other nations will say about us. This is a particular problem in Israel. We (the Jews) have a state of our own after 2000 years of diaspora. However, alas, the diaspora menatily still has not left us. If Israel needs to say something, being convinced that that is the truth, than no one should shut our mouths. No other nations, and certainly no Jews that are part of the same state.
200 residents of Western Iraq held by ISIS (AP)