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Double standards watch

Does anyone doubt that if this was a photo of Israeli policemen beating a Palestinian boy, it would appear on the front pages of newspapers around the world?

Does anyone doubt the reaction of most Israel-bashers (if they chance to see it) will be one of mild disapproval at best– compared to the rage they would express if they could blame it on Israel?

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Bangladeshi policemen beat a boy who was taking part in a protest march during a general strike called by opposition leaders in Dhaka. (By Mohammad Shahidullah — Reuters)

And yes– if it was Israeli policemen beating a Palestinian boy, I would also be outraged.

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