Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Al-Dura case 4

Richard Landes has a first look at the judgement in the al-Dura case recently concluded in Paris. One conclusion.

In the larger social and national context, the court’s decision illustrates the basic principle of prime divider societies: inequality before the law. Karsenty has to meet a very high bar to have the right to criticize Enderlin; Enderlin has no bar. As an esteemed member of a nationally-owned public station, he is protected. His failings are continuously passed over, and in the end, by attacking Karsenty, the court then permits the media to spin the story: “Image Choc de l’Intifada is not staged, says the court.”
More is promised.

Background here.

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