The difference between Israel and the Palestinians: Israel prosecutes its lynchers, rather than idolizing them. While we’re on the subject, find me one Palestinian who has criticized suicide bombings for the evil acts that they are. One. Just one. Meantime, Ha’aretz could probably run six articles a day criticizing (rightly) the Israeli teens who beat up the Israeli Arabs.
Please finish the investigation so we never have to see his ugly mug on the news again: Yeah, yeah, yeah, here we go again with the magical Zionist death ray that poisoned Yasser Arafat, or something. Never mind that scientists have stated that the half-life of the supposed radioactive isotope found on his clothing is such that there’s no way such high concentrations could still be there all these years after his death. The AP is going to run with this one as long as it can. Because how else can they use headlines that subtlely incriminate Israel? “Former official denies Israel poisoned Arafat“–oh, look, they’re denying it! They must have something to hide!
Oh, that makes it all better: Ban Ki-Moon told the Iranians, without naming names, that they should stop calling for the destruction of Israel. Here’s the sternly-worded speech, doubtless given with a slight frown:
“I strongly reject threats by any member state to destroy another or
outrageous attempts to deny historical facts such as the Holocaust,” Ban
said in his speech to a Non-Aligned Movement summit in the Iranian
“Claiming that Israel does not have the right to exist
or describing it in racist terms is not only wrong but undermines the
very principle we all have pledged to uphold,” he added.
Oooh. That’ll show ’em. I’m sure that the appearance of representatives from all 120 members of the Non-Aligned Movement, plus the head of the UN, showed Iran how isolated and wrong they are. And Iran is bragging about it.
And we believe him, too: Iran’s supreme leader, the Mad Mullah of Tehran, says that Iran will never seek a nuclear weapon. Or use it. See above.