Saturday, March 27, 2004

The only country in the Middle East where this could happen... 

Other than occupied Iraq, of course.

'Sharon may face bribery charges' - headline, BBC.

Sharon is facing two separate corruption probes; Israeli media say state prosecutors will recommend indicting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in a long-running corruption case.

There are actually two things going on here that would not happen elsewhere in the Middle East, other than (perhaps) Iraq under the CPA. Prosecutors are considering indicting a prime minister on charges of corruption, and the local media are reporting it.

I do not offer this in a fit of "Israel is just like us" boosterism. It does, however, illustrate how silly it is for opponents of Israel or its policies to cite individual Israelis, Israeli media or opposition Israeli politicians who agree with them as particularly authoritative in their criticism of Israel's policies.


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