The 3 D’s plus the 3 H’s

The 3 D’s of inappropriate criticism of Israel – enunciated by Natan Sharansky – have been valuable in our understanding

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3 Hs one could consider

Hypocrisy – its not just the double standards, but its also the hypocrisy of criticising Israel for something the person does themselves  e.g. living on land taken from Australian aborigines,  while criticising Israelis in the West Bank

Honesty – to maintain an Israeli argument, the person often resorts to blatant dishonesty

Hinder –  while we focus on the potential damaging effects on Israel of unfair criticism,  it directly hinders the opportunity for peace in the conflict – because the Palestinians are encouraged to think that they don’t need to compromise for peace.

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