An eye for an eye, etc.

Lest we lose sight of events affecting friends, allies, and enemies, here is an essay by Gideon Levy taking note of war by other means: blowing people up."Iran uses terror to target civilians, and so does Israel"..."And so anyone who uses these deplorable assassination methods cannot be critical when someone else tries to emulate them. And why should the world denounce Iran's terrorist acts - as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday - and not denounce others? Are there special countries that are allowed to assassinate at will, and others who are not?"Haaretz, of course.

Margaret O’Brien Steinfels is a former editor of Commonweal. 

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