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  1. I think you can be allowed some cynicism in this instance, Richard.

    It may well be that Justice, whether Israeli or Arab, will gain little in stature from proceedings such as these. Its subject, like all the others before, will almost certainly fade with time, merging into the general background of animosity and hateful remembrance that is fed by every incident of similar and sometimes lesser circumstance. ‘Twas ever thus.
    Are we really to expect much more from those involved in dispensing justice when the whole situation mitigates, in no small degree, against all dispassionate deliberation? Ideally, of course, this should not be so but, there again, when have warfare and continual confrontation ever been ideal mediums for the nurturing of good judgement and fair play?

    Have expectations now become so reduced that neither side will strive for justice for fear that striving should damage or somehow limit their ability to pursue activities of more martial necessity? If so, then the delivery of true justice must needs wait upon a higher court, one where better judgement can be rendered by jurors much less compromised than those presently employed.

    But what higher court?


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