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A losing PR battle

On his blog, Informed Comment, Juan Cole has some use­ful tips that will be ig­nored by the Zion­ist es­tab­lish­ment. For them, bel­liger­ence and ac­cus­ing any crit­ics of anti-Semi­tism is a way of life. All the while, Is­rael is com­mit­ting a very pub­lic form of sui­cide:
1. Giv­ing the fin­ger to any ‘peace process’
2. Hypocrisy
3. Dis­re­gard for the rule of law
4. Puni­tive Poli­cies to­ward non-com­bat­ants
5. Vi­o­la­tions of in­ter­na­tional law
Cole con­cludes:
Is­raeli poli­cies are no more off lim­its to crit­i­cism than are Ar­gen­tin­ian or In­done­sian ones, de­spite what the coun­try’s re­mark­ably thin-skinned and in­tol­er­ant par­ti­sans often al­lege. And, when the cho­rus of crit­i­cism is com­ing from An­gli­cans, Pres­by­te­ri­ans, the UK For­eign Of­fice, the Aus­trian Sen­ate, and UN­ESCCO, that is a pretty wide set of world in­sti­tu­tions not eas­ily pi­geon-holed as mere big­ots. Maybe it is time for the Is­raeli gov­ern­ment to re­con­sider the self-de­struc­tive course it is on, which likely will lead to the end of the state some decades hence, as Is­raeli Pres­i­dent Shi­mon Peres is fran­ti­cally warn­ing.


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