by Gabe Berman
Gabe is a freelance writer for the Miami Herald and author of Live Like a Fruit Fly
(Gabe’s opinions are his own and do not necessarily represent those of other posters on this site.)
Once again, Israel is made out to be the monster of the Middle East.
Yes, nine people were just killed and yes, it’s unequivocally unforgivable. But where’s the international condemnation over the hundreds of rockets fired into Israel every year? Why are members of the mainstream media enraged over this but when terrorism is committed against Israeli civilians, they respond with the passion reserved for a girl’s high school softball game?
Yes, I’m well aware Israel is a defined state and terrorists are acting “alone”. But imagine for a moment if you will: You are standing in the center of a football field. Standing in every square foot of the surrounding field are people who literally deny the right for you of your existence and literally want you dead. Now picture the stands are full with people who secretly, or not so secretly, despise you. Wouldn’t you do absolutely anything to protect yourself?
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