Thursday, August 03, 2006

Losing Relevance

Journalist and historian Tom Segev wonders in this English article whether IDF spokeswoman Miri Regev or Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is the more annoying, and decries the fact that Israel has adopted the moral values of Hezbollah: Whatever they are doing to the residents of northern Israel, we can also do to the citizens of Lebanon, and even more. Many Israelis tended to look at the Qana incident primarily as a media disaster and not as something that imposed on them any ethical responsibility.

Having identified the collapse of the U.S. as a leader in morality and justice, he recommends that Israel turn to Europe, which understands that even if the United States conquers Tehran, [Israel] will still have to live with the Palestinians. - while the U.S., driven by the NeoCons and their delusional map of the world, apparently does not.

How badly have we lost relevance as a world leader when even in Israel our foreign policy appears immoral and unpractical?

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