For me, not for thee

The new Israeli law does not criminalize boycotts, let alone freedom of speech. French and US law, by contrast, does criminalize boycotts, which only serves to highlight the hypocrisy of Israel's critics.

July 19, 2011 18:20
4 minute read.
Ashton and Abbas meeting in Ramallah

Ashton Abbas. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Last week on Bastille Day, the new Republic of South Sudan became a member state of the United Nations. After being oppressed, massacred and plundered for decades by Khartoum, the people of South Sudan finally obtained the independent state they fought for.

North Sudan: What next?

Theoretically, the Palestinians should rejoice and ask the UN why they are denied what the South Sudanese were just granted. Instead, PA President Mahmoud Abbas delivered a letter to Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir (a man accused of genocide and of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court) to express his opposition to South Sudan’s independence.


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