Since Israel’s assault on Gaza began 27 days ago, we have heard mainstream media endlessly trumpet the message: “Israel has a right to defend itself.” Seldom do we hear any context provided. Militants labeled “terrorists” don’t usually arise out of the clear blue sky. What is the real story behind Gaza’s rockets and Israel’s missiles, drones, and F-16’s? Rabbi Henry Siegman, former National Director of the American Jewish Congress provides us with some much needed analysis in the following article entitled “Israel Provoked This War,” published in Politico Magazine, July 22.
It’s up to President Obama to stop it.
By HENRY SIEGMAN
There seems to be near-universal agreement in the United States with President Barack Obama’s observation that Israel, like every other country, has the right and obligation to defend its citizens from threats directed at them from beyond its borders.
But this anodyne statement does…
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