Monday, June 07, 2010

Israel, updated

Another controversy? Maybe.

Israel has announced that it has killed four divers near the Gaza Coast. The reason? The belief they were terrorists.

Meanwhile, the Israeli government remains adamant that it will not support any calls for an international investigation into the flotilla attack from last week.

Meanwhile, Financial Times columnist Philip Stevens offers a strong, but in my opinion balanced, editorial critical of how Israel has handled the aftermath of the raid.

He begins by suggesting:

Benjamin Netanyahu’s government sees the world through the prism of force. Only when Israel’s enemies have been crushed will it contemplate talking to them. Power has thus become the enemy rather than an instrument of peace. A rhetorical willingness to negotiate has been emptied of meaning.

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