The UN agenda

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT&ANALYSIS -

Read­ers of the will be only mildly sur­prised at the as­sid­u­ous­ness of the United Na­tions in con­demn­ing Is­rael for its fuel block­ade of Gaza. What will also fail to sur­prise read­ers is the some­what lack­lus­tre re­sponse from the world or­gan­i­sa­tion in the face of China’s crack­down ear­lier this year on the peo­ple of Ti­bet in re­sponse to those protest­ing on the streets of Lhasa. The Gaza fuel block­ade, and the re­sul­tant hard­ship for its peo­ple, is not some­thing any­one with hu­man­i­tar­ian in­stincts would wel­come, but one won­ders what ac­tion Is­rael is sup­posed to take to de­ter ter­ror at­tacks and rocket fire on Sderot and Ashkelon. It does seem that what­ever Is­rael does re­sults in con­dem­na­tion from the UN — while other coun­tries seem to be able to take the ac­tions they deem ap­pro­pri­ate yet avoid such sanc­tion.

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