20 Tamuz 5775
The World of Lies
I was thinking about fantasies and diversions and trying to figure out where it all started. The first books printed were certainly not fiction. But, then I thought back to Shakespeare's plays and before that was the Greek theater. Without actually looking up the history, I think it's safe to say that man's penchant for taking mental and emotional refuge in the world of lies goes way back.
But, today, we've reached a pinnacle. The world of lies has been perfected through fictional novels to movies to computer games to virtual reality until one can hardly distinguish any longer between Fact and Fiction, Truth and Lie. Given that, this story has to be the icing on the cake. The Erev Rav have raised unreality to a new low.
Exclusive: The real reason Britain voted against Israel at the UN
Britain voted in favour of a UN resolution based on a report that condemned Israel’s actions in last summer’s Gaza war and accused it of war crimes – at the request of Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Israeli prime minister’s office rang David Cameron on Friday morning asking him to change his plan to support Israel’s public stance on the resolution because it represented a considerably watered-down version of an earlier one, the JC understands.
Mr Cameron’s initial reaction was that it would be “pure madness”, particularly as he had made several statements voicing support for Israel recently.
But the Israelis feared that, had the watered down resolution been overturned, the original resolution on the report by the Gaza Conflict Commission of Inquiry would have been revived.
As a result, the resolution was supported by 41 of the 47 members of the UN Human Rights Council, including Germany, France and the Netherlands. Only the US voted against it.