There are, of course, criticisms one can make of Israeli strategy and tactics, but the volume and ferocity of denunciation Israel faces is still remarkable. It far outdoes the level of global condemnation visited on Russia for its actions in Chechnya or Syria for its actions against its own people in Homa. Many countries, anxious to put Israel in the dock, themselves supported campaigns, from Kosovo to Afghanistan, which tragically claimed the lives of innocents but which were still necessary to counter totalitarianism. The treatment of Israel today demonstrates that the double standard still operates.
Michael Gove, in the JC, August 4, 2006