Wednesday, July 26, 2006
People often ask, "Doesn't Israel have a right to defend itself?" As phrased, this question serves to evade fundamental issues and to legitimate a moral, political, and military blank check for the Israeli government. (It's like asking, "Don't you support the troops?") Israelis have the same right to self-defense that Palestinians and Lebanese do, namely, the right to protect innocent life, liberty, and honestly acquired property. It does not include the right to threaten and destroy those things.
Posted by Sheldon Richman at 5:33 AM