Why is this occupation different from all other occupations? By Raphael Ahren. The Times of Israel, December 25, 2013.
insists that Turks in Cyprus and Moroccans in Western Sahara “cannot be
compared” to Israelis in the West Bank. Two legal scholars are fighting a
losing battle to find out why.
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of Ashton’s statement reflects the general moral superiority of EU officials
toward Israel that I’ve encountered in my attempts to discuss these issues with
them,” Eugene Kontorovich, Professor of International Law at Northwestern
University added. “The attitude is that they are the judges, we are the
suspect. How dare we accuse or judge them? As one senior EU official said when
I brought these matters up with him, ‘We’re here to talk about you [Israel],
not us.’ That is why they do not need to give their reasons: They do not have
to explain themselves. We do.”