Ban Ki-moon yesterday blamed Israel for noticing that Hezbullah is turning Security Council decision 1701 and the UN presence in Lebanon into a farce while preparing for war. It's all Israel's fault, said Ban: if they would only refrain from noticing and reporting on what they're seeing, everything would be calm.
1. Could the well-intentioned folks who founded the United Nations in the 1940s ever, in their wildest, drug-induced dreams, have imagined such an outlandish scenario?
2. Is there any reason for Israel not to regard the United Nations as an existential enemy?
3. Will any of this story ever become well-known anywhere except Israel and Lebanon?
4. Can you see why Israelis live in the conviction they're locked in an alternate universe from the rest of mankind?