A rough week for Israel. First, the head of the IAEA basically says it’s up to the Israelis to make sure the Middle East is free of nuclear weapons. In my mind, Israel performed a remarkable service to mankind when it destroyed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981, the one that was going to build what Saddam Hussein once described as the Arab atomic bomb. Most governments–including the United States–condemned the daring raid at the time. Thank goodness the Israelis had the gumption to do what they did. Second, the “World Court” has declared Israel’s security fence to be “illegal.” Nice of them to do that from the safety of the Hague, where people don’t live in constant danger of being killed by suicide bombers. Israel has an excellent statement in response to ruling: “The Advisory Opinion fails to address the essence of the problem and the very reason for building the fence–Palestinian terrorism. If there were no terrorism, there would be no fence.” The whole thing is worth reading, here.
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