SERGE SCHMEMANN compared "Bush administration’s convoluted attempts to justify torture" with the Israeli Supreme Court's ruling twelve years ago. He was extraordinarily impressed by the then president of the court, Aharon Barak.
“This is the destiny of democracy, as not all means are acceptable to it and not all practices employed by its enemies are open before it...”
I am still upset and traumatized by the treatment of the young Jewish teenage dissidents arrested by Israeli "security" prior to Disengagement.
These innocent young children were treated like dangerous terrorists. Even if they were not physically beaten, the psychological torture showed a cruelty beyond anything Israel would dare do to terrorists and murderers.
Where were Aharon Barak and all the great Israeli civil rights advocates when those children were jailed?
...they were hungry in prison, they were not allowed to have books or packages from home and were never visited by social workers.
Chaya’s father, Moshe Belogorodsky said: ‘’What goes on here reminds me very much of what happened in Russia. If you’re a rapist or a drug addict, the court will give you every chance in the world, But if you’re an ideological criminal, you’re lost.’’ Indeed, Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, told the Israel Bar Association: ''A fight that is ideologically motivated causes all parties involved to become more radical’’(Israeljustice.com). complete article
Where were the foreign human rights activists?
Where were the editorial writers of the New York Times?
There are things that some of us can never forget, nor forgive.