A story in the Washington Post yesterday illustrates perfectly the hypocrisy of the world toward Israel. Two of the top five most-read stories are about Palestinian deaths in Gaza. Anti-Israel protesters throw around the words “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing” (mostly proving that they don’t comprehend the meanings of those words). Meanwhile, an actual ethnic cleansing and genocide is going on just a few hundred miles away from Israel. Can you say, “hypocrisy”? I knew you could. And — surprise! — the WaPo buried the lede.
The al-Qaeda splinter group marked its entry into Sinjar by blowing up a Shiite shrine and demanding that residents convert or die. Islamic State-affiliated social media accounts circulated pictures of its gains — one claimed to show abandoned military vehicles, another a gun-toting militant sitting at the governor’s desk. [Emphasis added]
ISIS has been murdering civilians for months, yet there have been no worldwide protests, no UN statements, no calls from Navi Pillay to bring them up on war crimes charges. Oh, she’s expressed her “concern” over their actions. There is no Q&A on the Human Rights Watch website about the situation, like there is on Hamas/Israel. There were five news releases in July about Iraq on the HRW website. One was about the media being silenced. Another was a hand-wringing opinion piece about how time is running out for Iraq. There are seven on the Hamas/Israel conflict. Let’s compare two headlines about the conflicts. On Iraq: Time is Running Out for Iraq as Nation Spirals into Chaos On Israel: Israel/Palestine: Unlawful Israeli Airstrikes Kill Civilians Double standard? Hypocritical? Israel Derangement Syndrome? You betcha.