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They Condemn Israel because They Can
American Thinker ^ | 8-3-14 | William Sullivan

Posted on 08/03/2014 10:23:15 PM PDT by ReformationFan

Israel is routinely beset by attacks, physical and rhetorical, at the hands of its hostile neighbors and the Western media and elite. Our mistake is to assume that we can counter those attacks with logic, reason, and evidence. We assume that we are presenting our arguments to people who want to objectively examine the arguments on each side of the conflict, and then come to a rational conclusion to discern right and wrong.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Take this example. Just days after Mahmoud Ahmedinejad of Iran publicly claimed that the Holocaust was a fabrication, Mark Steyn reminds us that Benjamin Netanyahu thundered his disagreement at the U.N. General Assembly:

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; iran; israel; neareast; netanyahu; sullivan; theneareast; williamsullivan

1 posted on 08/03/2014 10:23:15 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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“they ignore those facts and condemn Israel because they can. It suits their ideological whimsy to do so, and they prefer to adhere not to an objective reality, but to a self-constructed fantasy where everyone in the world wants peace with everyone else. There is nothing more substantial behind their position.

So what else can we possibly say? The insanity of such ignorance might lead someone to react as Joan Rivers did to one goading reporter, by shouting, “They started it!” in hopes that this one simple fact and the evidence that proves it might dent their anti-Israel resolve.

But it won’t. And that is because they are enemies of the truth, and ultimately, friends of Hamas. Their pacifism makes them objectively pro-Hamas for the same reason that Orwell once noted that pacifists in his time were “pro-Nazi.”

2 posted on 08/03/2014 10:35:04 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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I disagree that this has to do with the Western elites' fantasy pacifism (although that does exist).

Otherwise we would see equally strong denunciations of Putin and Russia, ISIS and China.

This has to do with that it is once again fashionable to hate Jews. Oh, it's dressed up with I don't hate Jews, I just hate Israel, but that's a thin disguise.

3 posted on 08/04/2014 9:46:52 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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4 posted on 08/04/2014 9:47:31 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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5 posted on 08/04/2014 7:04:48 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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