and as even the title of the article suggests, there is tension between any nationalism and the principles of universal human rights. whats unfair is when some are singled out for criticism which really applies to everyone. how many countries, especially in the mideast, really make an effort to adhere to these principles, especially under the circumstances that israeli jews have been living under? why is it only the jews have to be the embodiment of the principles of human rights, while other peoples, especially Arabs and Palestinians, aren't put under any pressure to abide by such principles? is "the other alan"'s (#11) clearly anti-semitic remark a clue?
Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State (Reuters)
from the article: Patriotism sans borders