Israel, held to an impossible standard
Mistakes happen in war
By Richard Cohen
August 18, 2014
> All these impressive technological feats, all this bravery and derring-do, suggest a kind of perfection. They suggest, further, that what seems like war crimes must indeed be war crimes because Israel does not make mistakes.
> Not only is this hardly true — a list of operations botched by the Mossad could fill the rest of this column — but it veers into a kind of anti-Semitism. If the bombing of a school or hospital is not a mistake, then it must have been on purpose: Israel is the cold-hearted killer of children.