Newsmax Panel: Should Israel Do More to Avoid Civilian Casualties?
Yesterday I appeared on Newsmax TV and debated a shill for jihad, and of course, the media narrative attacks Israel.
The headline is wrong. Israel is being attacked by an Islamic army dedicated to its destruction. That is why Hamas exists. Period. If Hamas stopped firing rockets at Israel, the casualties would stop.
Without their genocidal goal they cease to exist — the idea that causalities are Israel’s fault is insane.
Brenden O’Neill nailed it here:
Why are Western liberals always more offended by Israeli militarism than by any other kind of militarism? It’s extraordinary. France can invade Mali and there won’t be loud, rowdy protests by peaceniks in Paris. David Cameron, backed by a whopping 557 members of parliament, can order airstrikes on Libya and British leftists won’t give over their Twitterfeeds to publishing gruesome pics of the Libyan civilians killed as a consequence. President Obama can resume his drone attacks in Pakistan, killing 13 people in one strike last month, and Washington won’t be besieged by angry anti-war folk demanding ‘Hands off Pakistan’. But the minute Israel fires a rocket into Gaza, the second Israeli politicians say they’re at war again with Hamas, radicals in all these Western nations will take to the streets, wave hyperbolic placards, fulminate on Twitter, publish pictures of dead Palestinian children, publish the names and ages of everyone ‘MURDERED BY ISRAEL’, and generally scream about Israeli ‘bloodletting’. (When the West bombs another country, it’s ‘war’; when Israel does it, it’s ‘bloodletting’.)
Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, and Catherine Shakdam, editor-in-chief of The Levant, joined Ed Berliner on “MidPoint” on Newsmax TV on Wednesday to discuss whether Israel should be more careful to avoid killing civilians in its conflict with Hamas.
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