Israel: The screaming child.

The UN Security Council Resolution against Israel, one of the harshest that has ever been passed appears to be creating an uncomfortable time for Netanyahu. Threats and summonses (on Christmas day) were flying around with the Israelis appearing to be more than a little perturbed. The media haven’t mentioned that most of these representatives summoned will have been of the Christian faith and if this were the opposite way round and their attendance been demanded on a Jewish celebration, there would have been accusations of anti-Semitism.

I won’t pretend I know much about UN resolutions but some experts seem to think it’s very worrying for Israel whilst others dismiss the condemnation as a bit of a game. An irate Obama getting a little dig in at Netanyahu before he leaves office, perhaps. Whatever significance the resolution has, the Israeli reaction suggests it’s important. An announcement in Jerusalem concerning 450 new ‘settlement’ buildings has been postponed. John Kerry was quite scathing about Israeli intransigence toward a peace process. Sadly, the US administration has been silent over the last eight years, or things might be different now.

On top of all that, the war in Syria has just seen a major victory for the Syrian Arab Army. The Israeli government is a major sponsor of the rebels and assist them in host of different ways, despite them being on international terrorist lists. How any supposed ‘Islamic Jihadist’ can accept the assistance of the Israelis is beyond my comprehension but they don’t seem to see the hypocrisy of it. If Netanyahu has a dog, it would do well to steer clear of him for the foreseeable future.

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