15 May 2013

Why pick on Israel?

From:The AustralianLetters, May 15, 2013:

WHY does Israel consistently attract the ire of the international community ("Reality ignored in rush to judgment on 'apartheid' Israel", 14/5)?

Israel is indeed different to its neighbours - it is democratic and a champion of rights. It is senseless that Israel is labelled a demonic superpower of the Middle East while the despotic Syrian government massacres more than 80,000 civilians, Saudi Arabia subjugates women, Iran remains under police tyranny, Egyptian Coptics face persecution and thousands of Palestinians are left to languish in refugee camps in Jordan.
Yet boycott campaigns are levelled at Israel. Are there more sinister reasons to explain the focus on Israel?
Joel Feren, Elwood, Vic