Posted by | June 1, 2010 18:49 | Filed under: Contributors Gabe Berman Top Stories

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?

Stop the violence against Israel and Israel will stop reacting violently.

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By: Gabe Berman

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into the career he was meant for. After eight years of writing columns for the Miami Herald, his book - Live Like A Fruit Fly - was published by HCI Books and subsequently endorsed by Deepak Chopra. His second book, The Complete B.S. Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide, helps artists find their voice and his latest work, Where Is God When Our Loved Ones Get Sick?, uncovers the answer to this haunting question.