Skip to comments.Israel ambassador to U.S. Jews: Hamas winning war of public opinion
Posted on 07/16/2014 9:34:01 AM PDT by Star Traveler
NEW YORK -- Ambassador Ron Dermer, Israels chief diplomatic representative in the U.S., asked some 700 American Jews on a conference call this week for their help shifting the messaging on Israel. Israel is being routinely portrayed in both conventional and social media as an angry, well-armed giant leaving many innocent victims in its wake during the current crisis with Hamas, Dermer said.
The call was organized by the Jewish Federations of North America, which this week sent federation leaders to visit targeted towns in Israel, and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Dermer told his audience that Hamas may be winning the war over public opinion, as Israel is vilified for the civilian casualties its bombs cause in Gaza, while Hamas is not being blamed for instructing Palestinians to stay in their homes even when they have been warned by the IDF that the locations will be bombed imminently.
Hamas is putting its missile batteries and command centers next to schools and hospitals. That is a major war crime. While we are doing everything possible to keep civilians out of harms way, Hamas is trying to put their people into harms way. Gazas interior minister said people should ignore warnings and go back into their homes. We are taking action to minimize to the greatest extent possible number of civilian casualties, they are doing everything to maximize it.
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We must be STRONGLY EMPHATIC that Israel does NOT COMMIT WAR CRIMES against Palestinian civilians and explain the ways that Israel goes about avoiding collateral damage, while strongly attacking Hamas and its missiles that are flying into Israel.
If you believe that Israel should commit war crimes and engage in a GENOCIDAL CAMPAIGN against Palestinians -- then just SHUT UP! ... because you're doing Israel no favor with your genocidal talk!
What’s popular is sometimes deeply wrong. What’s right is sometimes deeply unpopular.
The TRUTH is always the RIGHT thing for people to know - and “that truth” is simply that Israel is NOT engaging in a genocidal campaign against Palestinian civilians and it is NOT engaging in war crimes!
However Hamas is!
Now ... “that” is the truth!
You have strange ideas how to fight a war. Israel was attacked, not the other way around! It is not immoral or a war crime to use as much force as necessary to make the aggressors stop their attacks. Do those vile gutless cowards hide behind women and children? Well then, the guilt is on them. If those rockets were falling on your head, I’ll bet you would sing a different song.
Sometimes wickedness is so implacable that wiping out the opposition is the only thing that works. Is genocide NEVER sanctioned? Re-read some Old Testament history where God ordered the ancient Israelis to utterly wipe out another kingdom, everything from the livestock to the king. You don’t like that? Tell it to God.
The American Jewish community voted twice for hussein.
It’s a good thing he’s not Prime Minister of Israel or President of Egypt then ... LOL ...
Take a look at Israel, at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Ambassadors for Israel around the world. THAT is how THEY SAY they fight the Islamic Terrorists, like Hamas - and don’t target Palestinian civilians.
You’ve got a gripe against Israel and the Jews there and their government and their Ambassadors, and Prime Minister Metanyahu, not me ... because I support THEM!
And, by the way, the current and modern State of is NOT a theocracy, but the shining beacon of a western and modern society in the Middle East protecting the rights of all civilians - by THEIR OWN ISRAELI LAW!
And one more thing ... Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would appreciate NOT HAVING your maniacal and genocidal help ... thank you ... :-) ...
I can’t believe that Israel keeps the electricity and water flowing to Gaza during this action.
Of course, the electricity supply has been damaged by, I hear, 20% due to an errant Hamas missile. If I were Israel I would NEVER fix that installation.
Then the Israelis need to get on the stick and do their own propaganda. It seems that they are always behind the ‘eight ball’ with this sort of thing.
The real Official Jewish Leadership always has been and always will be the Gedolim.
This is precisely the problem.
You are against Theocracy and for secularism? I am disappoint.
I’m absolutely and 100% against a theocracy because until the Messiah of Israel returns and sets it up - NO ONE is qualified in the least to either form one or run one. NEVER EVER in a million years would I want to live in a theocracy formed by EVIL MEN!