Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Israel Will Co-operate with UN Flotilla Inquiry

Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that his government will co-operate with the UN inquiry into the Gaza flotilla raid last May.

This move has been criticized by Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni. I can't say I blame her for taking Netanyahu to task. But that is her job. If Livni were standing in Netanyahu's shoes she might very well have done the same thing.

Sir Geoffery Palmer, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, has been appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to head up the inquiry. Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is also on the panel.

I'm not aware of either Palmer or Uribe having any overtly anti-Israel bias. Even so I am not certain that by agreeing to co-operate with the inquiry that Israel will be spared the usual invective to which it has been accustomed inside the UN.

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