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Who is Responsible for the Suffering in Gaza?

A short video that puts the conflict in proper context.

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Visitor Comments: 18

(13) Bobby5000, July 30, 2014 10:11 PM

Some respectful suggestions

This conflict is shaping up as a sad tragedy with little accomplished except making radical Muslims stronger. From an isolated pariah to a spokesman for children hurt and killed in this conflict, Iran's power will rise. In the last decade, as people saw the brutality of Muslim conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Israel's prestige as a Democratic country providing equality to women rose. Comparative peace seemed to vindicate Netanyahu's policies. His moral division between terrorism and Israel's right of self-defense was being accepted.

That is gone as people see pictures of children dying and bombs at even a schools and shelters. I appreciate the suffering in Israel and having lost friends during 9/11 understand the desire for safety. I write sadly and reluctantly.

I hope there will be some decent Israeli spokesman. The military response is strong, please get a sympathetic spokesman who expresses concern over potential suffering.
Is striking a UN school worth the cost in public relations. Saying safety not public relations matter, until Iran rearms increases nuclear capacity and the consensus for sanctions disappears. If PM Netanyahu were to appear at the UN, pictures of children killed at the UN school would be the rebuttal.

Once the conflict ends, substantial pressure will be placed upon Israel for return to pre-1967, in a situation where the danger for Israel will be the highest. This conflict has not made Israel safer, but instead has strengthened its enemies and with innocent children killed, diluted Israel's argument for moral superiority.

Sheila Novitz, August 14, 2014 4:06 PM

I do not agree

Cannot agree with Bobby5000. Destroying the tunnels and many rocket launchers has certainly made Israel safer for at least a short time. Which is all we can hope for at present and perhaps forever, given the world's hatred of us. Israel's argument for moral superiority is not diluted: Hamas openly admits using women and children, civilians, as human shields, and is proud of this. How on earth does this dilute Israel's moral superiority? Would it be "morally superior" if the Israeli armed forces made no response at all to incessant rockets and mortars and tunnels of Hamas? NO. Israel would simply be stupid and very cowardly regarding world opinion. Finally, I do not believe that this conflict has strengthened Israel's enemies. Sure, in Europe they scream for our death, but this has always been the case. Meanwhile Hamas is militarily weaker (for a while) and a number of Middle East countries are heartily sick of its behaviour, e.g., Egypt and Jordan. And please, Bobby5000, could you stop even obliquely saying that we kill innocent children? Because we do not.

(12) Anonymous, July 30, 2014 1:46 PM


This is excellent! Thank you so much for posting this!

(11) Cynthia, July 29, 2014 8:36 PM

All that has been said is true but......

Aish is speaking to the 'converted'. We agree and see what is really happening. However, these videos and the truth of what is really happening needs to reach the rest of the World who only know what is reported by the wrong people

anon, July 30, 2014 2:23 PM

how many people have you e-mailed this link to?

how many people have you e-mailed this link to?

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