Europe’s punitive trade ruling lends a helping hand to Israel’s enemies

Anyone who has experience in dealing with government regulations – which must include almost every adult Canadian – is familiar with the mindlessness that often afflicts the blinkered world of public administration.

Kids enjoying a game of road hockey become a safety issue that can’t be tolerated; a sheet of open pond must be closed to skaters for fear of liability issues; a pet that wanders into the neighbour’s yard against local bylaws exposes its owner to a hefty fine.