Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Quote of the Week: Vol 4

A report was released by the UN Commission assigned to find if Israel or Palestine had committed war crimes in Operation Cast Lead. The UN found crimes against humanity from the Israeli and Palestinian side. Israel said the report was biased and harsh. But the official responses are priceless.
Israel's envoy to the United Nations, Gabriela Shalev, said that Israel was "committed to international law."

The foreign ministry added, "Israel is completely committed to acting in accordance with international law."
For more accuracy, please insert the word "violating" before "international law" in both sentences.