Friday, August 20, 2010

Links Without Much Comment

If this was what Amnesty International spent most of their time and effort on, as originally intended back when they were founded, they'd be a very important organization.

The NIF seems to be reconsidering some of their policies, and may be a bit more careful about whom they support. Good. The Guardian, meanwhile, has no second thoughts, and continues to spread hatred of Israel with a gusto.

Noah Pollak says it's time for the US to leave the UN Human Rights Council; meanwhile, in a story worth following, the UN notes that Hamas is not cooperating with the followup of the Goldstone Report, while Israel is. Time will tell what this means. Also in the realm of diplomacy,Gal Beckerman says that Michael Oren seems finally to be learning his job. Most jobs take a while to learn. Even journalism.

Finally, over in the reflective corner, pascal Bruckner ruminates about Europe's guilty conscience, and Yoram Hazony describes how this makes the Europeans dislike Israel (there has always been some reason, these past millennia since the Europeans climbed down from their trees).

1 comment:

Empress Trudy said...

There are three wonderful Bruckner titles on Amazon and in my Wishlist:

The Temptation of Innocence - Living in the Age of Entitlement

The Tears of the White Man: Compassion As Contempt

The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism

Bruckner needs more English translation!