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Political Correctness and the Obsessive Attack on Israel

ByMichael Curtis

It is difficult to avoid cynicism when considering the nature of the discussion of the policies and actions of Israel by international bodies that were ostensibly created for and purportedly engaged in furthering the existence of peace and justice in the world. To paraphrase Lord Macaulay, no spectacle is as ridiculous as the international community in its periodical fits of morality concerning Israel. Many of these organizations, both nongovernmental bodies—such as Amnesty International, Oxfam, War on Want, and the French group FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights)—and governmental bodies, particularly the organs of the United Nations, especially the United Nations Human Rights Council, have dishonored themselves and violated the principles on which they were established through their institutional bias, tendentious reports, and pejorative language concerning Israel.