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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Michael Oren blasts 60 Minutes' Iron Dome segment

As you might recall, on Sunday night, CBS' 60 Minutes ran a nasty segment about Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system (if you follow that link, you can watch the segment).

On his personal Facebook page, Israel's ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, blasted the segment.
60 Minutes was right: The Iron Dome missile defense system does not take lives, it saves lives. But 60 Minutes missed the true connection between Iron Dome and settlements: Israel was compelled to build Iron Dome after it uprooted 21 Israeli settlements from the Gaza Strip and Hamas took over Gaza and used it to launch thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians. Israel and the Obama Administration, together, call for the immediate resumption of peace talks with the Palestinians, without preconditions, to discuss all the core issues–borders, security, mutual recognition – leading to a solution based on two states for two peoples. We deeply appreciate American support for the Iron Dome system, which gives Israel the time and space to make peace, if the Palestinians wish to do so.
The 'Palestinians' make peace? The wolves will lie down with the lambs first.

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2 Comments:

At 3:41 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Glad to see that I anticipated Amb. Oren's argument!

 
At 12:07 AM, Blogger nitsanc said...

Simon allowed the PLO guy to feed him an angle with which to attack Israel. It would have been more appropriate to turn the tables and point out that the Palestinians receive tons of money from the international community - including the US - and never take their "advice", but instead burn their flags. I guess we're not in the game of "appropriate"... or "journalism".

 

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