Thursday, December 22, 2011

Israel isolated (and criticised) on the world stage (except the US needless to say!)

Israel officials: Security Council criticism on West Bank violence 'disgusting'
Foreign Ministry sources describe outrage in wake of what they call a European-led assault on Israel, interference in Israel's internal affairs.

The diplomatic faceoff between Israel and the European members of the United Nations Security Council began as soon as Tuesday night, following the UNSC's monthly session on the Middle East.

A senior Foreign Ministry official told Haaretz that what would have been a mundane discussion turned into an "attack on Israel," lead by Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin along with the Indian, Brazilian, and South African representatives.

However, sources said that the assault wasn't limited to the representatives of those nations, with European UNSC members joining in as well. The only country reportedly not engaging in the unusual bout of criticism was the United States.

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  1. However, even with that backlash against the U.K., France, Germany, and Portugal, the Foreign Ministry has decided against publically or diplomatically appealing to Russia, whose UN envoy lead the anti-Israel attack.

    I thought this was rather interesting. Does anyone have an idea why they would refrain from calling out Russia?

  2. Israel and Russia have a de facto alliance. Perhaps they already quietly reached this understanding?

    Israel should do right by the Palestinians not because of the UN but because Israeli values and character require it.

  3. The media consensus on Israel is collapsing Across the political spectrum, once-taboo criticism is now common

  4. INDIA CRITICISES ISRAEL! Who rocks and who doesn't rock, I want to know? I can picture the bahinchot punching and throttling himself.

  5. A true friend inspires and encourages someone to live up to their own possibilities and inherent values, character and goodness.

    Is this what is really inspiring Putin? What are everyone's thoughts?

  6. Khaled Meshal joins committee that will prepare for elections to the PLO leadership, AP reports.