Double standard? What double standard?

Laurence Simon is not for everyone. He’s crass, vulgar, foul-mouthed, and speaks many unspeakable things. He’s also wildly entertaining, if you like that sort of thing. And, occasionally, he’s brilliantly insightful.

Recently, Time Magazine published an interview with Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority. He told Time that Hamas may end up represented in the Palestinian parliament, and justified it by saying that “Israel has more than 33 political parties from right to left and in between.”

Lair (don’t call him “Larry”) pointed out the simple truth here: the most radical political element in Israel, the Kahanist groups, are forbidden by law from holding seats in the Knesset. So much for Abbas’ attempt for moral equivalency. (Warning: Lair was in fine fettle when he wrote this. Be warned; he’s exceptionally crass and vulgar and snarky here. It’ not for everyone.)

Some of you might not be familiar with the Kahanists, followers of the late Rabbi Kahane. Let me make an analogy for you: that would be like having a member of the Ku Klux Klan run for the U.S. Senate, and…

Um, never mind.

J.

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