Predictably, although Israel is winning the battles, she is suffering unfair condemnation — not only in Europe, but here in America, especially with the likes of The New York Times and CNN.
It was quite refreshing to hear Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, in an interview with Erin Burnett call out CNN’s coverage of the conflict in Gaza as irresponsible and one-sided, citing its coverage of a UNRWA-run school where 16 children were killed. As Dermer pointed out, CNN failed to mention that there were missiles stored in UN schools and that Israel had warned them to vacate. Dermer castigated CNN’s reporting as a “disservice to its viewers.”
It’s unbelievable to note that when the UN discovered missiles in their schools, what did they do with them? They handed them over to Hamas! Hamas, which targets school children with their missiles and terrorist attacks. We don’t know exactly what happened at that school, but it is entirely possible that the missile that hit it was fired by Hamas, landing short of its target as other rockets had.
It seems that no matter the provocation, Israel is condemned. Hamas launches over 2,000 missiles and Obama and the EU demand restraint. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman points out that there was not a single condemnation of the killing of 3,000 Palestinians in the Yarmuk refugee camp in Syria. And too little was said about the Christians of
Mosul in northern Iraq who were given 24 hours by ISIS to convert, leave, or die. There are reports that a church purportedly dating back 1,800 years, before the advent of Islam, was
attacked and burned. The Western media were too busy decrying the “massacre” in Gaza.
Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg