A prospective juror who is a priori prejudiced will, as a matter of course, be dismissed from serving on a jury pool. Many use this knowledge to be excused from jury service. Israel finds herself in the most peculiar position of always being found guilty before deliberations even begin. The World, itself Judge and Jury, stands and applauds: the harsher the treatment, the stronger the clapping.
Israel's Prime Minister decided to freeze all construction within Jewish settlements for ten months. This created an uproar, first because of the manner which it was done (decided in a cabinet meeting and implemented as a military decree), second because of damage it inflicts on those who entered into contracts and will now have to bear the consequences of a ten month freeze and third because it is a meaningless, petty attempt to appease foreign powers.
There are those who claim the decision, backed by some of the more respected members of the coalition government like Dr. Beny Begin, son of the late Menachem Begin, is an attempt at deception. They state that in order to divert attention from other, more pressing issues, noise is being created. Even if the supposition of psychological warfare is correct, there are unintended consequences.
Others -- mostly among our enemies -- raise the argument that the so-called freeze was designed to mislead the world. Interestingly, not only those on the left are up in arms. Those on the right are at least as livid. They, however, are those subjugated to this new decision.