The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Wednesday, May 19, 2004


              Disparities
Two events today:
1. "Eight Palestinians were killed and dozens were wounded Wednesday afternoon when Israel Defense Forces helicopter gunships and tanks fired missiles and shells at a crowd of protestors in Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip."
and
2. "Over 40 Iraqis, including children, killed after U.S. planes attack wedding party, Iraqi officials say"

The events seem very similar in many ways. Of course the main difference is in the reactions to them. To the first: "UN envoy to territories: Rafah attack a violation of int`l law, UN should consider arms embargo against Israel", "EU slams Rafah attack as `completely disproportionate,` says action shows `reckless disregard for human life'", "Canadian government summons Israeli ambassador to voice concern about deaths of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip", etc. To the second: NOTHING!

I wonder why this could be?????
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