The complete idiot’s guide to Mideast peace – part 231


Liberman says Israel shouldn’t cooperate with UNHRC

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman is speaking to local leaders in southern Israel and says no one should be surprised if Israel doesn’t cooperate with the UN Human Rights Council.

 Cairo ceasefire talks to resume as end of 72-hour truce nears | The Times of Israel

Whatever the eventual verdict handed down by this UN Gaza probe, it’s safe to say that it won’t please everyone. And, as for those who might be pleased, what is it that a whole or even partial vindication of their case can actually achieve?

Will the conflict end as a result? Is there some prospect that a favorable interpretation of one side’s actions over the other’s is going to radically and positively alter the attitudes or intentions of either?

In all probability, the principals themselves will welcome any praise about their conduct and reject adverse criticism as unjustified, biased and without foundation or credibility. For them to do otherwise would be a major departure from the script, an epoch-making moment in time, the signal for everyone involved to enter into a new and very different world.

And yet a new and very different world is just what’s needed if this entire matter is ever to be resolved. Anything less would not see justice done to all those who have had to endure so much throughout the long and bitter years of crisis and contention. And those who are doing so even now.  –  ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’

And could there be anything better than the creation of a brave new world -but a world only for those strong and determined enough to make it so?

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