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More Geneva

Here is a much stronger case against Geneva by Charles Krauthammer, which I somehow missed at the time. (I blame it on Thanksgiving.) Krauthammer writes, “Israel is a democracy, and this agreement was negotiated in defiance of the democratically (and overwhelmingly) elected government of Israel.” But I don’t see how it’s the obligation of every citizen living in a free society to support the policy of its elected government. In fact, the beauty of free societies is that citizens can engage in PR stunts to pressure their governments to adapt policies more to their liking. Which is exactly what Beilin has done. You can disagree with the substance of it, as Krauthammer does powerfully, but it seems a perfectly legitimate exercise . . .

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