Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Israel's Silence on Darfur

Martin Peretz rips into Israel for its anemic response to the Darfur genocide. The country founded on "never again" simply cannot stand idly by while, two countries over, genocide rages on.

I've noted that Israel has somewhat of an excuse not to be more vocal on the Darfur issue--the Sudanese government is already labeling the anti-genocide push as a Zionist Plot, and it seems foolish to play into their hands. However, as Peretz notes, Israel is also refusing to take in Sudanese refugees seeking asylum in its country. There is no excuse for that.

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