Nor­mal life in Is­rael

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT & ANALYSIS -

It is hardly some­thing to cel­e­brate that in re­cent years both a for­mer Is­raeli pres­i­dent and now a for­mer prime min­is­ter have been sent down for crim­i­nal of­fences. But in no other Mid­dle East­ern na­tion could the law run its course in such a way. In­ves­ti­ga­tions were car­ried out, charges made, and tri­als con­cluded — and the rest of Is­rael went about its nor­mal busi­ness. No one in Is­rael even thinks to men­tion it — or the fact that the judge who sen­tenced Ehud Olmert was an Is­raeli Arab. So much for an apartheid state.

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