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Why Israel Must Be Held To Higher Standards Than Arab States

by | 7th, October 2011

NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says Israel must be held to higher standards than it near Kristof neighbours:

That’s what democracy means: people have the right to vote on the government that controls their lives. Some of my Israeli friends will think I’m unfair and harsh, applying double standards by focusing on Israeli shortcomings while paying less attention to those of other countries in the region. Fair enough: I plead guilty. I apply higher standards to a close American ally like Israel that is a huge recipient of American aid.

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