On incitement, lots of talk but little action

PM keeps asking other governments to do more to combat anti-Israel incitement, but his own does nothing.

November 24, 2014 17:20
Terror attack scene in Jerusalem

Terror attack scene in Jerusalem . (photo credit: KOBI GIDEON/GPO)

Scarcely a day has gone by recently without Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several other ministers decrying anti-Israel incitement. Netanyahu also routinely lambastes the “international community” for refusing to take action against such incitement. But while he’s clearly right about the importance of combating incitement, he’s on much shakier ground in blaming the world. After all, his own government has done nothing against leading purveyors of anti-Israel incitement. And how can he expect foreign governments to do what Israel won’t?

Granted, Israel has little leverage over some major inciters, like the Islamic State. But even when it does have leverage, it refuses to use it.


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