Friday, February 11, 2011

 

I'm always glad when someone I respect feels as I do. Jonah Goldberg on the obsession with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the tendency to fault Israel alone:
As one very prominent Israeli here explains, the international community is like the man who only wants to look for his wallet where the light is good. The real problems in the region are just too hard, particularly when any effort to take attention off the Palestinians is greeted with outrage from an anti-Israel industry that singles out Israel as the worst human-rights abuser in the neighborhood. Israel puts Arab critics in the Knesset. Egypt, Iran, and Saudi Arabia put them in jail — or in an unmarked grave.

All of this would be just as true if Israel retreated to the 1949 armistice lines tomorrow.