You can always count on the AP to fudge the truth: Even though there are videos showing Israeli soldiers being attacked as they rope down onto the deck of the Mavi Marmara, the AP explains it this way in their article about “Flytilla 2”:
Israel has been jittery about large influxes of foreign activists since a naval raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in May 2010 turned deadly. The Israeli navy and the activists have each accused each other of sparking the bloodshed in which nine Turkish activists were killed.
Sure. Because it’s not like there’s video evidence of the Turks calling for the death of Israelis, or beating up soldiers coming down a rope or anything. Oh. Wait.
Go, Canada: Canada is Israel’s new best friend. That’s great, because Canada is also the home of some pretty nasty pro-Palestinian “activists” that make life awful for Jews on college campuses. Plus, well, they’re going to need all the friends they can get, if Obama wins re-election.
Live by the bomb… Israel is warning Lebanon now that since it has fully integrated Hezbullah into its government, Lebanese government institutions will be fair game in any new war with Israel. Sounds about right to me. There’s also this article about the ground forces preparation Israel is making for the next war with Lebanon. Sounds like the gloves will be off this time.
How’m I doin’? Ed Koch takes on idiot Tom Friedman’s “nonviolent” Palestinian protesters.
Thomas L. Friedman (“A Middle East Twofer,” column, April 4) endorses what he calls “nonviolent resistance by Palestinians” against Israel. He adds that Palestinians need to “accompany every boycott, hunger strike or rock they throw at Israel with a detailed map” delineating their territorial demands.
I was attacked by “nonviolent” Arab rock throwers while touring the old Jewish quarter of Jerusalem in 1991. I needed nine stitches but was fortunate to have suffered only relatively minor injuries. If my attackers’ aim had been a little sharper, I could have lost an eye, or worse.
Friedman is a joke. I can’t believe I ever read anything he wrote with any form of respect. I do so no longer.