Thursday, March 05, 2009

 

Dog Bites Man

Clinton Criticizes Israel's Eviction, Demolition Plans

“Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized the Israeli government on Wednesday for its plans to demolish dozens of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, calling the actions "unhelpful" and a violation of international obligations.”

I have no idea exactly what she means by a violation of international obligations although I suspect that “international obligations” – like its cousin “international law” – is one of those throw away coded references that means whatever the speaker wants or needs it to mean.

“The Jerusalem municipal government in recent weeks began planning to evict 1,500 residents and raze 88 homes in an area Israel has designated as a national park, on top of other demolition plans for the Silwan neighborhood.”

That scenario sounded so familiar that I immediately went to link to Hillary Clinton’s stirring words opposing the City of New Haven’s use of eminent domain in the infamous Kelo case…and let me get back to you on that.

Soccer Dad has more on this.

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