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Israeli ‘Peace Conference’ Marred by Violence, Support for IDF Israeli official defended
Free Beacon ^ | 7/8/14 | Adam Kredo

Posted on 07/08/2014 1:31:23 PM PDT by Nachum

A “peace conference” sponsored by the leftist Israeli newspaper Haaretz devolved into violence on Tuesday when an Israeli government official was heckled and then punched in the back by an attendee, according to reports.

Attendees at the Israel Conference on Peace—which was kicked off with an endorsement by President Barack Obama and features a who’s who of liberal speakers—began shouting hateful slogans and then accosted Knesset member Naftali Bennett after he defended the government’s military action, which was undertaken to stop Hamas terrorists from bombarding civilians with rockets.

Left-leaning government officials who spoke at the conference condemned Hamas’ aggression and said that Israel must take action to defend itself from these attacks, a message not necessarily shared by many in the audience.

Haaretz officials—who publish a paper known for its hostility to Israeli military action, sympathy to the Palestinians, and opposition to the current Israeli government—may have been surprised to see their “peace conference” become a platform for condemnations of Hamas and endorsements of Israeli military strikes on Gaza.

The conference opened as Israeli air raid sirens went off, signaling a Hamas attack on Tel Aviv. This followed the launch by Israel of Operation Protective Edge, a narrowly targeted military campaign that comes in response to weeks of rocket attacks by Hamas

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conference; haaretz; hamas; israel; kenyanbornmuzzie; naftalibennett; peace; stih; violence; waronterror
Israeli ‘Peace Conference’ Marred by Violence, Support for IDF Israeli official defended government’s military action against Hamas ---- As peaceful as a punch in the back.
1 posted on 07/08/2014 1:31:24 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

just what is expected from a “leftist peacenik”
a stab in the back


2 posted on 07/08/2014 1:36:40 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Nachum

Looks like Obama is going to be given another Nobel Peace Prize.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 1:43:10 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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Da*n, an Obama endorse peace conference where the libs get to whack the conservatives. He'd love to have those here.

4 posted on 07/08/2014 4:27:24 PM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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