Thursday, August 25, 2005

More Praise for Israel

First the New York Times praised Israel and now even the United Nations Security Council is joining in. with the UN Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs placing the onus on on Abu Mazen to
develop a security system that will guarantee that the Authority will be the only power that can use force.
As expected, there was a necessary amount of Israel bashing, too, mostly focusing on Israel's new construction plans in the Muslim quarter in east Jerusalem, Maale Adumim, Gush Etzion and the Jordan Valley.

Still, I think it's a step forward. Last year the UN held an all-day conference on anti-Semitism (which I was privileged to attend), a day to recognize the Holocaust will be on the agenda when the General Assembly meets next month, so while the UN is still funding Palestinian flags that celebrate Israel's withdrawal from Gaza, there seems to be a few baby steps in the right direction...ok, maybe infant steps is a better description. But steps, nonetheless.


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