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Stop Demonizing Israel for Defending Herself

While much of the media is falling into the usual trap of demonizing Israel merely for defending her people and her nation, the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. is speaking out to the media. At The Washington Post, Ambassador Ron Dermer says that those who give Hamas its longed-for PR victory are complicit in the deaths of innocents:

Hand it to Hamas. As this week’s events in Gaza showed, the terrorist organization committed to Israel’s destruction can still manipulate the media into demonizing Israel for the legitimate actions it takes to defend itself.

Hamas’s four-step formula for success is by now familiar. First, get a media that is largely hostile toward Israel, simply ignorant or both to ignore Hamas’s genocidal goals and excuse its terrorism. Second, put Palestinian civilians in harm’s way. Third, force Israel, while defending itself, to kill some of those civilians. Fourth, rely on that same hostile and ignorant media to blame Israel for these deaths...

 

Tags: Video , Hamas , US-Israel Relations

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