I know that I have touched on this subject on numerous occasions, but find it increasingly hard to understand the Israelis’ disbelief when facing foreign criticism. With last year’s Israeli new year offensive still fresh in mind, and Israel’s subsequent offence, and astonishment even, in the international community’s disapproval, you have to wonder.
Our support of Israel’s right to exist does not pave the way to act as if the nation owns the entire Middle East, which would make our support unconditional. Well, Mr. Nethanyahu, it is not.
Today’s Israeli raid on the six-ship large flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza strip, has appalled the civilised world to such an extent that it will be extremely hard to restore what ever support we originally harboured.
Granted, atrocities take place all over the world, on a daily basis, but rarely committed by countries or powers seeking our approval and support – which is a concept of which the Israelis appear to have no understanding whatsoever.
Surely, they cannot expect us to approve or continue our support upon discarding the international community’s views. It’s most certainly of little help that the six ships transport aid workers from countries all over the world, among them my own country.
You’re in way too deep this time, prime minister Netanyahu.