Ten days ago, we pointed out that Israel had been left out of a U.N. conference on terrorism in Madrid, and that U.S. Undersecretary of State Maria Otero had not even mentioned Israel in her speech when listing nations that had experienced terror attacks.
A week before that conference, Secretary of State Clinton participated in an international counterterrorism forum in Istanbul – to which Israel was also not invited. In both of these instances, Israel was excluded due to tantrums thrown by Muslim countries.
If the Turks, Iraqis, or Pakistanis can’t be big boys and girls and sit in a room with Israelis and trade useful information to keep their people from being blown up, I’d say that’s not Israel’s problem – and the U.S. shouldn’t participate in allowing it to be Israel’s problem. Because I’d like to know when the last time a bus full of Pakistani or Turkish tourists was targeted on foreign soil. Anyone?