The Sieges of Gaza

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2010

Israel's perfectly reasonable refusal to allow the importation of war-related materiel to Gaza is sapped of its legitimacy and moral status by Israel's frivolous, hence abusive blockade. A world that would likely readily accept the legitimacy of blocking the import of arms does not and will not accept the legitimacy of ''putting the people of Gaza on a diet.'' It is altogether too easy for Israel to shrug its shoulders and complain that it is being judged by a double standard, that the whole world is anyway against it. It is considerably harder to explain why cilantro is not permitted.

Topic: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Human Rights, International Relations, Israeli-Palestinian Relations

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: Gaza , Israel , Palestinian Territories

Language: English

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