Monday, October 2, 2017

Interpol as the Good Housekeeping seal of approval to those who traffic in terrorism - by Jonathan S. Tobin

...with its Interpol vote, the world has once again sent the opposite message about terror and ending the conflict. A group that honors and pays terrorists rather than arresting them just joined the international law enforcement establishment. Israelis, Jews and Americans that are targeted for death by Palestinians are justified in wondering, where’s a cop when you need one?

Jonathan S. Tobin..
29 September '17..

The good news is that it turns out Interpol isn’t the international police agency that movies and television shows have led us to believe. The bad news is that the international community just gave the Good Housekeeping seal of approval to those who traffic in terrorism.

The story concerns the latest diplomatic success of the Palestinian Authority (PA). As with previous decisions of the General Assembly of the United Nations and other agencies of the world body, the PA gained admittance to Interpol by an overwhelming vote of member nations.

Though it does autonomously govern most of the West Bank, the Fatah party-run PA doesn’t exercise sovereign control over any territory, something that can’t be said of its Hamas terrorist rivals who run what is, for all intents and purposes, an independent Palestinian state in Gaza. But the international community has nevertheless embraced every opportunity to grant recognition to Palestinian Arab aspirations without first forcing them to conclude a peace with Israel that could resolve the dispute by the two peoples over one small land.

But this sounds scarier since most of us assume Interpol is an international police force with power to make arrests and act with impunity around the globe.

Yet it turns out the depiction of Interpol in pop culture is misleading.

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