Sunday, September 10, 2006

Update on Speaking Truth to Power

In the entry below, "Speaking Truth to Power," I wished that Israel emulated the Biblical precept of equal application and enforcement of the law for people under its control. A report to be issued today by Yesh Din, an Israel human rights group, tells me to continue wishing. The West Bank is still very much the Wild West Bank. According to the report, a total of 90 percent of the complaints filed by Palestinians in the West Bank against Israeli citizens for violent attacks have been closed without charges being filed. However, at least one (and there are more) group in Israel, namely Yesh Din, has emulated the prophet Nathan in speaking truth to power. And in view of the continual deterioration of the Palestinian economy, the story that Nathan told David can be applied literally to the situation in the West Bank.


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