Switch to Forum Live View Stop Yelling At Israel
|5 years ago :: Apr 14, 2012 - 5:28PM #1|
I could not agree more.
Stop yelling at Israel
Op-ed: World's insistence to constantly lecture, criticize Israel hypocritical and unhelpful
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people who know almost nothing about what is going on in Israel nonetheless feel not just permitted to comment on it but compelled to. It is not just the stupidity of this that is objectionable, it is also the hypocrisy. One can only imagine the howls of outrage on the streets of London were Israeli politicians and civilians to start routinely telling us "what you need to do" about the Falkland Islands.
For more than six decades the world has been yelling its opinions at Israel. Behind this seems an implicit resentment of the right of Jewish self-determination. You might have your own state, the world keeps saying, but we will lecture you 24/7 about what you should do with it.
Well, enough already - few people make their best decisions when they are being yelled at. It is time the outside world followed the example of Efraim Halevy and commented on Israeli policy only when we have the insight to do so sincerely.