Critics of Israel Silent as Arabs Starve Palestinians – Walter Russell Mead
Silence reigns among Israel’s critics as Palestinians suffer brutality at the hands of pro-Assad forces in Syria. In the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus, residents are undergoing a campaign of forced starvation, as pro-regime forces are blocking the flow of food and medicine. Yarmouk’s population has dwindled from 160,000 to 18,000 since the civil war began.
Of course if Israel did anything even remotely this heinous, everyone including the UN General Assembly would be screaming in righteous wrath. The total silence among Israel-bashers while Palestinians are starved and murdered tells us that the suffering of Palestinians only becomes visible when Israelis do something to them. (American Interest)