The legacy of World War II and the Holocaust lingers on into the 21st centry ensuring that Jewish people are always concerned about the fate of children. Over one million Jewish children were murdered as well as thousands subjected to incredible torture. Thus, to be a Jew, is to always be concerned about what happens to children. A UNICEF report charges Israwl Army and police with brutalizing Palestinian children. “Palestinian children arrested by(Israel) military and police are systematically subject to degrading treatment, and often are subject to acts of torture and interrogation in Hebrew, a language they do not understand, and sign confessions in Hebrew in order to be released.”
The Israel government complains the UN is simply “recycling old stuff.” The issue is not whether it is old or new stuff, the issue is whether there is any validity to these charges. There is an arrogance in Israel which dismisses any complaint about its nation as simply warmed over anti-Semitism. The prestige of Israel is too important to dismiss charges, they must be confronted, and it any aspect is accurate, there must be changes.