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  • January 24, 2013

    Double Standard on Fighting Terrorists

    Laura: Why is it ok for the French to launch airstrikes in Mali but wrong for Israel to strike at hamas terrorists in their own backyard who were firing missiles into Israel? Once again we see a double standard applied to the Jewish state. The French are extreme hypocrites as is the rest of the world. Had the Israelis fought hamas until hamas was wiped out, the world would be screaming “genocide” and “war crimes”. But Israel merely launched tit for tat air strikes against hamas rocket launchers and even this limited measure was castigated. And Israel had far more justification given that hamas was firing rockets directly into Israel. Keep in mind that Britain’s PM Cameron angrily threatened Israel that it would lose Britain’s support if it launched a ground war in Gaza. Meanwhile France has ground troops in Mali. What’s good for other nations is wrong for Israel. I’m sick of the obscene double standard the Jewish state is subjected to. And also this is getting limited media attention in contrast to Israel being held under a microscope over every one of its military operations.  Israeli military actions are treated as terrible but military intervention is ok if its done by the French.

    Israel’s UN envoy: If Mali is on France’s doorstep, Gaza is in our living room

    At  Security Council debate, US ambassador slams Netanyahu’s E1 building plans, stresses Palestine is not a state

    By  January 23, 2013,

    Israel's Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor, left (photo credit: Courtesy)

    Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor, left (photo credit: Courtesy)

    Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday compared France’s military intervention in northern Africa with Israel’s fight against Islamic terrorism from Gaza.

    “France’s foreign minister said this month that his country was fighting to prevent the creation of an Islamist terrorist enclave ‘at the doorstep of France and Europe.’ If Mali is on France’s doorstep, Gaza is in Israel’s living room,” Ron Prosor said at the UN Security Council’s monthly open debate on the Middle East.

    “Make no mistakes: France’s principled stand should be commended. We only ask that France and all the countries who are supporting its principled stand today, support Israel tomorrow when we fight Islamic terrorism on our borders.” Continue reading

  • Posted by Laura @ 7:28 pm | 22 Comments »

    22 Comments to Double Standard on Fighting Terrorists

    1. the phoenix says:

      please someone enlighten this bewildered phoenix,
      “Keep in mind that Britain’s PM Cameron angrily threatened Israel that it would lose Britain’s support ”
      my response is so? beta, foxtrot delta!
      the ‘support’ of the rest of the world? double ditto.
      how long can this pretense game go on?

    2. keelie says:

      Why is it ok for the French to launch airstrikes in Mali but wrong for Israel to strike at hamas terrorists in their own backyard who were firing missiles into Israel?

      From the standpoint of “the-rest-of-the-world,” although there is no such entity as a state called Palestine, Israel is occupying it. So it has nothing to do with fairness; only that Israel is occupying a non-existent state that was, we are constantly told by the dolts of the world, the home of people who never existed.

      Lewis Carroll, where are you now that we need you?!!!!

    3. the phoenix says:

      @ keelie:

      Lewis Carroll, where are you now that we need you?!!!!

      Fell down the rabbit hole

    4. keelie says:

      @ the phoenix:

      Fell down the rabbit hole

      Seems to be the latest trend…

    5. Laura says:

      @ the phoenix:
      My point was to highlight the double standard when it comes to fighting terrorism.

    6. Sam Goldblatt says:

      America’s new Secretary of Defense and most likely new Secretary of State as well believe that Hamas are Freedom Fighters. This also reflects the thinking of their boss, the President. Thanks, Bibi!

    7. Mike Lumish says:

      Laura,

      I hope you do not mind, but I swiped your comments for the Israel Thrives front page.

      Laura Has Some Words

      I couldn’t agree more.

    8. J.J. says:

      @ The Phoenix:Right on! It will go on as long as Israelis (and Jews the world over) show more concern (obsessively so) for what the rest of the world “think” of them than for their own safety. Said world will never be satisfied no matter how far backwards Israel bends to please it. Said world will forever hold Israel to impossibly high standards it doesn’t ask any of her enemies to honor as well. So why bother? It’s way past time to snap out of the notion that all of a sudden the world will start loving Israel, especially after it commits suicide. What would exactly be the point then? Oops, too late. Better disliked and alive than loved and dead, don’t you think?

    9. Brian from Oz says:

      Laura:
      Why? you ask. Because reason has been replaced by something even worse than prejudice, a satanic delusion.

      Satanic??? Well where else does unreasoning hatred have its origins? It is a spiritual concept not material. Are we willing to accept our own hearts as a capable culprit – or do we blame God. But if God then he is at cross purposes for he is the God of the Jews, the God who has stated he will regather his ancient people into the ‘promised’ land.

      But we know Satan is at war with his Creator and to destroy the Jewish people is his primary goal (this is a Biblical truth born out by the realities of our day).

      I say again, this unreasoning hatred stems from a Satanic delusion.

    10. keelie says:

      @ Sam Goldblatt:

      America’s new Secretary of Defense and most likely new Secretary of State as well believe that Hamas are Freedom Fighters.

      Doesn’t matter at all what anybody calls them. Dead is dead.

    11. Laura says:

      @ Mike Lumish:
      It’s fine with me.

    12. Max says:

      Speaking of ironic double standards – The Israeli and the Syrian peoplel have something in common, I see it, Ehud Bark see it only most of you here are blind to it.

      ——————-

      Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Thursday that global inaction on the bloodbath in Syria is a warning to many countries that they cannot count on outsiders’ help — no matter how dire the circumstances.

      The Syrian civil war was a major topic at Davos this year. This was evidenced by the startling vehemence displayed by even Barak and Israeli President Shimon Peres — whose country is technically in a state of war with Syria — as they lamented the killing of Syrian innocents.

      “It’s on the screens all around the world,” Barak said, tens of thousands of people “slaughtered by their own leader and the world doesn’t move.”

      His conclusion: Even “unspeakable atrocities … taking place in front of the eyes of the whole world” cannot guarantee “that there will be enough sense of purpose, sense of direction, unity of political will, readiness to translate it into action … in a way that will put an end to it.”

      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/24/israel-barak-syria-serves-as-warning-that-countries-cant-always-count-on/#ixzz2IxWnLPM7

    13. NormanF says:

      Let’s see:

      France is fighting a war in a country thousands of kilometers away that pose no threat to French cities or civilians.

      Yet it criticized Israel for fighting a war literally a doorstep away from Israeli communities that were strafed and rocketed by enemy fire.

      The hypocrisy tells us that in the fight against Islamic terrorism, France has been anything but principled and consistent.

    14. Max says:

      NormanF Said:

      Israel for fighting a war

      Israel hasn’t fought a war since the 20th Century. This is the problem – that’s not France’s or anyone else’s fault.

    15. Joe Hamilton says:

      Sam Goldblatt Said:

      America’s new Secretary of Defense and most likely new Secretary of State as well believe that Hamas are Freedom Fighters. This also reflects the thinking of their boss, the President. Thanks, Bibi!

      Bibi treated the vile anti-Semite Obama in manner he deserved. Do you blame murder victims for their own murder or rape victims for being raped?

    16. Laura says:

      @ J.J.:

      Better disliked and alive than loved and dead, don’t you think?

      Agreed. The late Rabbi Kahane said something very similar, “Better them hate a strong Israel, then love an Israel that does not exist”.

    17. Ed Katz says:

      In my opinion, everyone finds a reason for the application of the double standard and no one has it correct. Prior to WWII and through it, when bad nations (Germany (Hitler)attacked, the good guys banded together and whooped ass. Then the real smart guys created the United Nations where, included in the membership, a large majority of countries who have no desire to be democratic. The larger democratic countries think that it is immoral to castigate the smaller ones, especially those that are run by terrorists because they believe that to stop these terrorists, they would have many deaths because of collateral incedents and this would piss off those itty bitty countries and that would shame the big powers.

      So, understanding that the real cause of the double standard is the fact that these terrorist countries out number the good ones, opportunists find the easiest to blame and that is Israel. So again, my opinion is that we should close down the f—ing UN and, then, we could go back to whooping ass.

    18. steven l says:

      Jews do not belong to the Western or Muslim world!!! But they are equally hated by both.
      Proportionality in war applies only to the Jews. This is the way the West deliberately prevents IL from winning decisively.
      Soon or later IL will have to ignore this major impediment to peace.

    19. Canuck Frank says:

      @ NormanF:
      NormanF Said:

      France has been anything but principled and consistent.

      France may not have been principled, unless anti-semitism is a principle, but oh yes, she has been very consistent: Dreyfus, Vichy, support for pali state, constant criticism of Israel, etc.

    20. steven l says:

      @ Canuck Frank:

      France at any cost wants to keep its privileged relationship with the Maghreb. The French Jews pay the prize although they have the choice to get out. There are many welcoming countries outside the EU. To name a few: IL, Australia, Canada, US, far East has many possibilities etc… .

    21. Canuck Frank says:

      @ steven l:
      I agree. 3 years ago when I was in Tel Aviv I noticed a booming condo construction. According to a local, many of them had already been bought by French Jews as “insurance” in case their situation in France became intolerable. Maybe some of them have made aliyah since then. I don’t know how easy it is to emigrate to those other countries.

    22. Honey Bee says:

      @ Max:

      Max,”Bless your heart”, I agree with you. But, what gave you the idea that world would come to Israel’s rescue,much less Syria. We are are all on are own in this world.

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