The USA and the UK demanded that the IRA disarm before there could be a peace deal in Northern Ireland.
But FATAH and HAMAS and HIZBALLAH are allowed to remain armed.
Enemies of Israel are given all sorts of leeway - even aid - that was never given to Sinn Fein or the IRA.
WHY IS THIS PARTICULARLY RELEVANT?
The Obama's special envoy is George Mitchell and the EU's special envoy is Tony Blair and these two men were the principle interlocutors for Northern Ireland's negotiations.
They shouldn't treat Israel worse than they treated Northern Ireland. They shouldn't treat the terrorists who attack Israel better than they did the terrorists who attacked Northern Ireland and Britain.