Saturday, October 17, 2009

'Delegitimization of Israel must be delegitimized'

Netanyahu admits that Israel must "prepare for a long struggle against the Goldstone report".... And the Israelis have the guile to speak of others being being "addicted to excuses of victimization"....  In Haaretz, here
"Netanyahu warned on Friday that Israel must prepare for a protracted struggle against a damning United Nations report ... "The delegitimization [of Israel] must be delegitimized," said Netanyahu at meetings Friday. He said the battle against the report, which accused both Israel and Hamas of war crimes, would be legal and diplomatic, adding that Israel should take the appropriate measures against it.....
In his comments Friday, Netanyahu further said that the report was a symptom of a broader phenomenon that has taken place in the West and UN institutions over recent years. "The UN has returned to the dark days during which it equated Zionism with racism," he added. 
Meanwhile, Israel will seek clarifications from Russia, China and India in light of their voting for the motion on Friday. The deputy foreign minister, Danny Ayalon, said Israel was disappointed by those countries' behavior...."

1 comment:

Chris M said...

Current trends seem to suggest that the future of Israel will be that of a binational state. While this is not something most Israelis want, even many conservative Israelis have concluded it may be inevitable.