Although European venom seems to be leaking away as Europe’s Muslim immigrants turn against the Europeans themselves, Europe still holds remarkably jaundiced views of Israel. In a poll about a year ago (which I’m too lazy to dig up), Europeans opined that Israel was the greatest threat to world peace and stability. In the Arab world, of course, Israel is the ultimate scapegoat. It’s Israel’s fault that Arab nations are mired in ignorance, poverty, violence and misogyny. At his UN speech yesterday, Ahmadinijad made no secret about Israel’s enormous role in depriving the entire Arab world of peace, harmony and enlightenment. Indeed, the entire UN has spent the last thirty years making that point. It has focused more energy on Israel than on all other nations combined, including such little blips on the radar as the Sudan, Cuba, China, etc. Given what enormous influence Israel apparently wields, it’s useful to get a reality check, which you will find here.
Hat Tip: Richard Diamond