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1. For politicians, especially at the federal level: As soon as you say the word “Israel,” you must also say the word “security” and promise that the United States will always, always, always be committed to Israel’s security. If you occasionally label an action by the Israeli government “unhelpful,” you must immediately reaffirm the eternal U.S. commitment to Israel’s security.
2. For TV talking heads and op-ed pundits: If you criticize any policies or actions of the Israeli government, you must immediately add that Israel does, of course, have very real and serious security needs that have to be addressed.
3. For journalists covering the Israel-Palestine conflict for major American news outlets: You must live in Jewish Jerusalem or in Tel Aviv and take only occasional day trips into the Occupied Territories. So your reporting must inevitably be slanted toward the perspective of the Jews you live among. And you must indicate in every report that Jewish Israeli life is dominated by anxiety about security.
Myth Number 1: Israel’s existence is threatened by the ever-present possibility of military attack.
Myth Number 2: The personal safety of every Jewish Israeli is threatened daily by the possibility of violent attack.
Myth Number 3: Israel’s existence is threatened by worldwide efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state.
Originally posted by FarArcher
What a crock of manure.
Name any nation that's been attacked enmass by coalitions in 1948-49, again in 1967, again in 1973, and is still subjected to missile attacks.
Hell, one fired from Gaza at a school bus just killed a 16-year old kid.
Jeez, what in hell does a state of insecurity require if not Israel?edit on 19-4-2011 by FarArcher because: (no reason given)