What is a bit curious, if one takes the time to stop and think about it, is the matter of the world's response. When do foriegn media feel attacks on Israeli citizens newsworthy, and why then and not at other times? Even more interesting, when do foreign leaders feel a need to demonstrate solidarity, and when can't they be bothered?
|President Herzog visits the site of a SCUD missile hit|
(Government Press Office)
Out of concern that Israel might not restrain itself, or because of the obvious cynicism of the Iraqi ploy, or for whatever other reason, Israel was inundated with international support. Here, for example, is an exchange of letters (in English) between the German president, Dr. Richard von Weizsacker, and his Israeli counterpart, Haim Herzog. File נ-426/23