Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Some are hopeful, I am not

Some Israelis are hopeful that a repeat of the 2001 Durban "Anti-Racism" Conference can be avoided: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1198517249494&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull. What I don't get is that they are largely basing their hopes on A) The feckless U.S. State Department, whose anti-Israeli bent has become even more pronounced since Condoleeza Rice became the Secretary of State; B) The Europeans, who have never been known for being fair when it comes to the subject of Israel; and C) Japan, which while not an enemy of Israel can always be trusted to vote in whichever fashion will guarantee it ongoing oil shipments.

2009 is now next year, and it WILL (in my view) unfortunately see a repeat of Durban......only this time it will be worse, as the anti-Israeli sentiment is much more widespread than it will have been eight years earlier.

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