Haaretz, May 26, 2016


Benjamin Netanyahu’s double-billing affair is a cause célèbre, while Israel’s killing of civilians in Gaza and detentions without trial go unpunished.



Take for example one of the few crimes for which an Israeli soldier was charged during the 2008-09 Gaza war: stealing a credit card from a Palestinian. (Though another soldier was sentenced to 45 days for killing a mother and daughter holding white flags.) The killing of hundreds of civilians, the destruction of tens of thousands of homes – and credit-card theft is the crime.

[...] Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is sent to prison for his financial doings, not for two criminal and useless wars.