January 16, 2013

Can Israel Survive Double Standards?

Adam Chandler, Tablet Magazine

AP Photo

Over the weekend, Israeli police and troops evacuated 100 Palestinian protesters from a warren of tents that had amassed in the E-1 section of the West Bank. The act, sanctioned by the High Court of Israel, was done in a tidy hour with no arrests made and no major injuries reported (other than by sources that would have reported injuries had the IDF and protestors played shesh-besh together). The evacuation of non-violent protestors from privately owned Palestinian land will probably not go down in the annals of model democratic behavior, but the alternative–having a symbolic center of (potentially volatile) protest burgeon in a highly controversial area–was understandably better.

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