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Germany Smacks Israel With Critical Resolution on Flotilla Raid

The Bundestag resolution is the first post-Holocaust legislative act in the Federal Republic to apply disparate treatment to Israel.

3:00 PM, Jul 6, 2010 • By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
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A fitting rejoinder from the Israeli Knesset would be to pass a resolution demanding that Germany agree to an international investigation into its deadly bombing of civilians and Taliban fighters in Kunduz last September. Or the Israeli Knesset could both condemn Germany's roughly 4 billion euro trade relationship with the Iranian regime, which is propping up Ahmadinejad and Khamenei, and its safe-haven on German soil for 900 active Hezbollah members.

But with Israel focused on threats that actually question its long-term existence, it’s probably better if it takes the high road. At least now, the little democracy in the Middle East is able to identify its friends with greater ease.

Benjamin Weinthal is a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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