UK Attempt to Embarass Israel Backfires; Bollinger's New Palestine Center to be "Unveiled" on November 11
The upcoming 11/11 conference on Religion and International Law at Columbia University will attempt to take the temperature, post mid-terms, on the question of whether Israel can or cannot, officially, be turned into a Pariah State.
The Aspen Institute's quietly-held dry run, "International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Their application in National Jurisprudence," last June, was aimed at federal judges and funded by George Soros. Presenters included Ralph Steinhardt, George Washington Law School; Jelena Pejic International Committee of the Red Cross; Juan Osuna, Deputy Assistant Attorney General; Judge Nicolas Bratza, European Court of Human Rights; and Elisa Massimino, President, Human Rights First.
But the poster for Columbia's affair, "The International Legal Regulation of Religion," sports the ominous blue UN globe as backdrop. These new Global Governors actually think they mean business!
Just in the nick of time, too. On Thursday William Hague flew all the way from London to Israel in order to inform Prime Minister Lieberamn that the UK still wasn't ready to change the obscure law on its books which allows Israeli officials to be charged with war crimes.
That same day, a New York Sun piece reported that this week may serve as a litmus test for the attempt to de-legitimize Israel by the good folks in the UNESCO wing of the Asylum on 42nd Street.
The good news is that the grown-ups are almost back in charge. This country has learned a powerful lesson in the meantime: American Exceptionalism can not and will not die by a thousand buts.
America will remain a safe haven for the millions of people who move here to escape tyranny, but not those who come to impose it.