Selective amnesia? Is it Israel or is it human rights?

There are some issues that provide insight into dark areas of the soul. Scott describes one in his posting The trouble with Israel. It appears professor Fred Gottheil took a look at a ‘human rights’ petition condemning Israel and asked:

“Would these same 900 sign onto a statement expressing concern about human rights violations in the Muslim Middle East, such as honor killing, wife beating, female genital mutilation, and violence against gays and lesbians?”

A petition to that effect could not gain support. The conclusion is that the opposition to Israel had little to do with ‘human rights’ – at least insofar as it involved the phenomena listed.

Their loathing (dare we call it hate?) of the UN-created Jewish state is so deep that it “trump[s] their professional interests,” leading them into a “ideologically discriminatory trap of their own making,”

When what is bothering you is projected onto something else, finding peace becomes much more difficult. Israel provides a case in point.

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