Commentary of the Day

Diane, on David Hazony:

Here’s a riddle: what exactly is Israel afraid of when it backs down from its own defensive interests under pressure from UN and EU displeasure? What does Israel have to lose, given that these same bodies are already hostile to Israel and have proved themselves again and again to be wimps? Where real atrocities are happening, they wring their hands and do nothing, or they dream up incentives to make malevolent groups behave better. Heck, there’s every reason to think Israel could win carrots from the international community by behaving really badly. It worked for Iran and N. Korea, not to mention the “suffering Palestinians.” The worse nations behave, the more money the civilized world sends.