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Why do western countries condemn Russia and not Israel?

Because Israel is a Western ally. Russia is not a Western ally. Here is tim's answer: Because the situations are not the same. Looking at the four Arab-Israeli wars, two were started as wars of ...
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Why do western countries condemn Russia and not Israel?

Because the situations are not the same. Looking at the four Arab-israeli wars, two were started as wars of aggression by Arab states, one was a preemptive defense: In 1948, the day Israel declared ...
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Why do western countries condemn Russia and not Israel?

A simple question deserves a simple answer: The territories that Israel took over during the Six-Day War in 1967, were taken in a war which was prompted by Israel's enemies, in an attempt to destroy ...
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On what grounds can NATO remove a member state from the organisation?

Is there any mechanism through which NATO member states can agree to remove a member state? If so, then what are the criteria through which a member state could be removed? An Emory International Law ...
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Why does a high number of capital punishments often attract international criticism?

Let me begin by deconstructing your claims (version of the question dating from 2022-05-15 16:53:47 UTC). Firstly, the US has a relatively high homicide rate. Okay, this sentence is factual and fine....
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Why does a high number of capital punishments often attract international criticism?

It's not complicated. People - at least people in the countries that are doing the criticizing - have come to conclude that capital punishment is bad, so when other countries do it, it's worth ...
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Why does a high number of capital punishments often attract international criticism?

It's not complicated: capital punishment is the state killing people. Killing people is bad. The reason it's bad governance is that there are a whole number of factors feeding into both the crime and ...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

As Opposed to What? People care deeply about their religion. More deeply than they care about your democracy. If your democracy sets up laws that conflict with religious duties in ways that matter, ...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

In addition to the other great answers, a strong belief system of some sort, either a religion or a national purpose or some other ideology, is helpful in keeping the nation from disintegrating into ...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

What's the alternative? Your question asks why countries protect "freedom of belief, faith and worship." Think about what a country would look like that did not protect these things. The ...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

Religious freedom is part of the Peace of Westphalia, a pair of treaties that ended the Thirty Years War in 1648. Prior to these treaties, the rule was Cuius regio, eius religio (literally: "...
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Are Estonia, Iceland, Hungary and Greece in a similar economical level?

Estonia 31.03 billion USD (2020) Hungary 155 billion USD (2020) Greece 189.4 billion USD (2020) Iceland 21.71 billion USD (2020) The Hungarian and Greek economies are much larger than the Estonian and ...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

Because of history When modern Western democracies were first being formed, being religious was the norm, so religion had legitimacy by default. There continue to be many religious people today (...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

Because it makes sense to do so. What you call "fairy tales" is a huge part of people's belief systems, in some cases coming before notions of nationhood. In the past, governments trying to ...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

The source of morality At the end of the day everybody needs to have an answer to the question "Why?". Even if that answer is "I live to further the Cause of Evolution". The answer ...
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