Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Israel skips: look at the headline in the New York Times and then the story

" Israel became the first country to withhold cooperation from a United Nations review of its human rights practices on Tuesday, shunning efforts by the United States and others to encourage it to participate."  And then notice how mild the statement is by Amnesty International: "“If the Israeli government is not careful, it will ruin an important global human rights process for everybody,” Peter Splinter, a Geneva representative of Amnesty International, commented in a blog post."