Why Israel?

Kunin, Jason
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=13579

Publisher:  ZNet
Date Written:  19/08/2007
Year Published:  2007  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX6998

A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ongoing need for the sort of 'humanitarian interventions' that provide cover for the advancement of U.S. interests. Yet the question of why Israel is being targeted and not some other country assumes, erroneously, that other countries are not being targeted. The reverse, in fact, is usually the case. Often, countries deemed acceptable for criticism by supporters of Israel are already subject to political and diplomatic sanctions by the U.S. and its tool, the UN Security Council -- sometimes for acting in ways identical to Israel.

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