Israel Sometimes Not Israel Of Yore

The birth of Israel in 1948 was heralded by many as finally the birth of a true democracy in the Middle East. Founders of Israel in 1948 were committed to the principles of democracy, especially respect for the rules of law and order. When the Israel  Defense Force was created it was presented to the world as an armed force based upon principles of the  Geneva Convention which required respect of those captured by member of the IDF.

Sgt. Elar  Azaria captured a Palestinian and the man was helpless as he lay on the ground. The sergeant than shot him. Many right wing fanatics in Israel who hate Muslims believed his action was a blow for democracy  General Gadi Eisenkol,head of the IDF made clear the IDF “has rules and principles”and this shooting violated basic rules of combat. Naturally, the right wing in Israel regards Palestinians as Donald Trump feels about Muslims and Hispanics! No wonder why Ted Cruz loves the Israel right wing.