THE Rhiannon Green position in favour of boycotting Israel is deeply offensive in principle and profoundly hypocritical.
It must go very close to being outright anti-Semitic because it applies standards to the Jewish state which it applies to no other state on Earth.
On any standard, on democracy, rule of law, an independent media, a vibrant civil society, equality for women, academic independence and free speech, Israel stacks up well.
Its unique security circumstances force it to take tough security actions from time to time, which certainly deserve to be assessed from a human rights point of view. And Israel is certainly not above criticism.
But even if everything that is alleged against Israel is true, and only a tiny portion of it is, how come the Greens don't want to back a boycott against Russia for its treatment of the Chechens?
Sunday, April 03, 2011
GREENS' ISRAEL STANCE "HYPOCRITICAL"
Greg Sheridan is right on the button here - Party's Israel stance 'hypocritical'
Posted by Wilbur Post at 8:33 am