Why does Israel listen to the world?

I have a theory about why governments around the world feel so free to condemn Israel and tell it what it should and shouldn’t do, while they essentially ignore places like Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, etc.


They do it because they know that Israel gives a damn. They actually care about how the world perceives them, and care about things like human rights. They agonize over how to end the conflict between themselves and the Arab/Muslim world, and how to bring peace and prosperity to the region.

The world knows that, and takes advantage of it. They stick their nose in because they feel that “The Jews” will listen.

I would love to see the world sticking its nose into all the other hot spots around the world to the same degree, see the same “crocodile tears” shed for the 250,000 dead in Syria, and the millions more around the world about whom no one seems to give a damn.

The truth is that Israel is a good place. It’s not perfect. There are plenty of things I’d change about Israel if I could wave my magic wand.

But, Israel DOES try. It works at integrating minorities into society, taking care of those who are less fortunate, and making compromises for peace with its neighbors.

Can the same be said for ANY of its neighbors?


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