MSNBC host tells Israeli ambassador rocket attacks from Gaza rarely do damage and Israeli response is disproportional

Almost every question given to Ambassador Michael Oren in this short interview is heavily tilted toward Gaza being the victim of a disproportionate response from Israel. After asking what is the red line for an Israeli ground operation in Gaza, here are the rest of her questions:

“Living under the threat of rocket attack is certainly a psychological trauma. But what would you say to those who argue that the rockets are essentially very ineffective, they rarely do damage and that the response from Israelis is disproportional to the threat they’re under?”

Aw poor little Gaza. Terrorists in Gaza have fired over 8,000 rockets at Israel since 2009, keeping many under daily threat of rocket attacks. And now one major air campaign by the Israelis in response, that has targeted around 1,000 terrorist targets in 5 days is disproportionate? C’mon.

“You mentioned the amount of rocket attacks that have been seen in Israel. In 2009 that number was about 200 and this year it’s been about 700 despite the fact that we’ve been down this road again that Israel has responded with military force in the past. So does this show that Israel‘s policy towards Gaza has been a failure?

It’s always Israel’s fault isn’t it? No matter how many rockets are fired at Israel by terrorists, no matter how much land Israel gives up for peace, no matter how much they generally are bending over backwards to facilitate peace with terrorists, the media always finds a reason to blame Israel. I imagine when Iran drops a nuke on Israel, the media will blame Israel for not stopping Iran when they had the chance.

“The people of Gaza say they’ve been under constant siege from Israeli forces from the air and from the sea. And Gaza, as you know, is one of the most densely populated places in the world. So how does Israel justify its use of military force in such a crowded urban environment?

How about asking the question of Hamas justifying putting rockets and rocket launchers in the homes of civilians and in schools and other places where civilians are populated. How about pointing out the evil of using civilians as human shields as they attack Israel?

Watch the full interview below. Oren does an excellent job of answering these ridiculous question and even corrects the MSNBC host on her last question about Gaza being one of the most densely populated places in the world.

(h/t: The Blaze)

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  • Rocco11

    Why do serious people continue to appear on that ridiculous network?

    • Betsey_Ross

      I was going to say the same thing. It seems like a waste of time and effort, but the plebes need to be educated. The agenda driven media needs to be taken down and having guests do it seems to be about right. They probably need much more of this sort of thing as a constant reminder to the rest of us how stupid they are. Bring it on!

  • colliemum

    Oh dear – that baaad Iron Dome shot down a poor Hamas missile! The interviewer is surely going to cry any second now …

    And that’s within the first seconds of this interview …

  • I hate our media. Really despise them.

    • NYGino

      Can’t understand why. Is it because it is the most insidious, treasonous threat our country has ever faced? Is it because it is the most useful tool our enemies have to destroy us from within? Or is it because, in conjunction with our current “education” system, it is , once again, pushing the grand experiment of socialism that has failed time and again in so many other countries?

      • mike3e4r7

        Absolutely right. It IS the most insidious and powerful threat to our country. George Soros and the Chicago mob currently flouting the rules and winning another election through voter fraud could never get away with this with an honest press.

        Consider the power they hold. They hold the power to keep 50% of our lazy fellow Americans in ignorance – worse, brainwashed to defend the very people that are attempting and may succeed in destroying this once great country.

        I’m not sure if this has been posted on any other threads here at RightScoop. I ran across it yesterday:

        It’s interesting. The plan which appears to be completely legal would allow the Republican controlled House to right the wrong of voter fraud and elect Mitt Romney as our next president.

        The plan is apparantly legal, and it is on the side of right. The problem is that
        if we are prepared to pursue it, we also have to be prepared for massive civil unrest.
        Why? Because of the power that the corrupt media has. They would portray it to the ignorant 50% who have never been informed of the voter fraud that took place in this election, as an unjust power grab rather than the just righting of a terrible wrong that took place Nov. 6. That is the power the media has. The power to move millions to civil unrest. Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Axelrod, and Soros are small potatoes in comparison.

  • OH GOOD LORD!! I honestly don’t think I can take it to watch it. I’d like to climb through my computer as it is just reading it. I won’t mention what I just said now, nor what I’d do to this jackwagon if I got a hold of him. Evil twerp.

    “Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.” –Benjamin Netanyahu

  • NYGino

    Wonder what her attitude would be if 8000 rockets were fired at the county where she lives over a 3 year period. Cavalier you suppose?

    • GreenBeretWay

      I would love to see this little space cadet’s face if she walked out her back door and her pristine yard was full of craters from rocket fire.

    • Patriot077

      Or even one if it landed near her child’s school.

    • Sandra123456

      I bet she doesn’t know that Israel is smaller than most of our States.

      Size comparison:

    • I don’t know if she’s got kids, but I wonder how she’d like to be at a playground, and all the kids are playing in and around the bomb shelters.

  • Garym

    Economic, cyber, bus bombs, fire and forget rockets, terrorism is terrorism. Any country has the right to protect itself from these scumbags.

  • Rshill7

    This MSNBC host’s brain is the most densely populated area on Earth.

    What is it populated with? Marxist, anti-Semitic, BS.

    • GreenBeretWay

      This little ditzy reporterette doesn’t have two brain cells left to rub together.

      • NYGino

        She, like Susan Rice and so many others, gets paid to say what she is told to say. They are tools without conscience – fools without morals.

        • GreenBeretWay

          The Tell-Promptor has contacted it’s union representative and is demanding overtime.

  • colliemum

    Interesting factoid: early this morning, the Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Mr Daniel Taub, was on the BBC ‘breakfast’ show. He was interviewed by a BBC female, who could’ve changed places with this MSNBC madame, their questions were so similar.
    Mr Taub was as good, cool and steadfast as Mr Oren.

    It would seem that the Israeli government has learned the lessons from Operation Cast Lead. The public appearance of their ambassadors is polished, and they’re winning the battle on twitter, facebook and youtube hands down.

    • virginiagentleman1

      Hi Mum! I guess trash tv news is the same sort of rot no matter ‘where’ it is shown! VG

      • colliemum

        Hi VG!

        Yes, it is – because the same leftie brigade, indoctrinated with the same socialist ideology, are populating the MSM here as well as in the UK.

        Stalin and Lenin would be proud to see their subversive work bearing such fruit all over the world.
        In spite of the obvious political differences, I do mourn the passing of the Old Labour stalwarts, in that party and in the trade unions. They knew that their enemy were the communists, and fought them tooth and nail.
        Some of the Old Labour people would never have envisaged supporting the Hamas terrorists – they were staunch supporters of Israel.

        • virginiagentleman1

          The world continues to change, Mum, and so far, it isn’t for the better! SIGH.

  • bjohnson55

    1800 rockets and counting in the last two weeks fired into Israel from Gaza and Israels response is disproportional? How do these Communist Pravda Propogandists on MSNBC think this country would respond if the same thing was happening on the Mexican border?

    • Sandra123456

      With this administration…? Probably they would not respond. Probably say the rockets were primarily hitting desert and a few cows. Just fireworks, doncha know?

      • bjohnson55

        Sad but true, we citizens would have to cross the border ourselves and take the problem out.

  • sjmom

    What an absolute disgrace this anchor is to journalism!!!!!!!!!!

    I must congratulate Mr. Oren for keeping his composure during this interview because as I watched I was beginning to lose mine. Excuse me, did I say interview?????? This was not an interview but a sham and a one sided display of the Left’s hatred of Israel.

    Enough of the propaganda being spewed by the world’s media because Israel has every right to defend her land and her people and IMO has used great restraint in not making Gaza a barren piece of land. I will also give Israel credit for telling the people of Gaza to take cover because it’s a whole lot more than what Hamas has done in trying to terrorize Israeli citizens.

    Thank God Heaven watches over Israel and her people and I pray the “chariots of fire” catch and redirect each rocket into unpopulated areas. Lord, confuse the enemy just as You did in 2 Chronicles 20. Amen.

  • johnos2112

    The truth means absolutely to these brain dead idiots at MSNBC!

  • Watchman74

    “But what would you say to those who argue that the rockets are essentially very ineffective, they rarely do damage and that the response from Israelis is disproportional to the threat they’re under?”

    Wow I wonder if they would feel the same if those rockets were dropping near there homes on a daily basis. I can’t think of any country that would be okay with that. And disproportional? Who ever fights a fair war? Is Israel supposed to wait until Hamas gets deadlier more accurate rockets before they attack?

    “So does this show that Israel‘s policy towards Gaza has been a failure?”

    What policy is that? The policy to defend yourself? The number of rocket attacks was significantly reduced after Operation Cast Lead in the 2008 Gaza conflict. It was the reason for the blockade in the first place. Since there has been a regime change in Egypt and the blockade has been broken on that side more weapons have been smuggled thru. This is a failure on Obama’s part for encouraging the so-called Muslim springs and throwing Mubarak under the bus.

  • Israel is at fault… It’s like their default answer. It’s Israels fault. It’s bushs fault! It’s anyone but the aggressors and the Libtards’ fault. There has GOT to be a LOT of space to rent in their heads!!!

    • virginiagentleman1

      UGH! What a disgusting thought Wolfie! What sane person would even WANT to rent space in one of those diseased heads!! Just the very thought of doing so makes me ill!

      • Oh… sorry Vg1… Here, have a look at this and see if it makes up a little:

        It’s less than 30 seconds long.

        • virginiagentleman1

          Yep, just like democrats! ROFL!

          Okay my friend, you are forgiven, but the next time you want us to look inside a diseased lib brain, PLEASE have a bottle of brain bleache ready to pass around! It’s the human thing to do!

          • So noted my friend! 🙂

    • Watchman74

      It’s kind of like a bully beating up a smaller kid while shouting “It’s your fault I’m hitting you!”.

  • Arrrggghhh

    I lived in NYC a number of years ago. One day, there was a small fire in a closet in the offices of one of the networks. I forget exactly where, but it may have been Rockefeller Center. They literally had helicopters hovering over the building with live video for hours. There was no smoke. No one got hurt. There was virtually no damage. And this chick is sitting in her office in NYC and claiming that it’s mainly “psychological” and that “rockets rarely do damage”? That’s rich, really rich.

    • colliemum

      It’s actual racism, if you look a bit closer: she is insinuating that Jews and Jewish children aren’t feeling the stress, so why the fuss. They can take it …

      If these were Palestinian children, we’d never hear the end of their wails.

  • MSNBC…the channel created for and by idiots.

  • “Gaza being one of the most densely populated places in the world.”
    Bahahaha! What a joke! Even my younger brother won’t get that statistic wrong. MSDNC at its finest.

  • virginiagentleman1

    Another example of what we are up against. Once upon a time, we could trust the news to be fair and accurately reported, but I honestly can’t remember WHEN that was!
    Now news broadcasts are designed to shape the viewers opinions by presenting them with a highly bias agenda, almost exclusively from the marxist doctrine.
    Colliemum reports downthread that BBC is doing the same as MSNBC, inventing the news to fit their bias.
    What is so bad about this is that so many viewers will accept this drivel as gospel! As Green Beret Way said below, folks without 2 brain cells to rub together.

    • Don’t forget the Communist Broadcasting Corp in Canada too myVirginiagentleman, and many other liberal news there- there are not enough of those 2 brain cells to go around. Thank God they’ve got SunNews and CanadaFree Press on the net…

      • virginiagentleman1


  • keninil

    The Israelis need to offer this guy a month long all expenses paid vacation at the Israeli seaside resort of Ashkelon. I hear they have fireworks every day to demonstrate the Iron Dome.

    Let’s see how many days his nerves can take the rockets!!

  • Paul C.

    We ought to send a few rockets over to MSNBC and watch them scurry like roaches

  • mike3e4r7

    “…what would you say to those who argue that the rockets are essentially very ineffective, they rarely do damage and that the response from Israelis is disproportional to the threat they’re under?”

    I would say to them that they are Hamas sympathizers who share Hamas’s desire to destroy Israel.

  • virginiagentleman1

    Doncha wonder how msnbc is going to spin Obamas visit to Cambodia?
    ” The president went to Cambodia for educational purposes and to sample the food”.

    Is he furthering his marxist leadership credentials?

  • Yes, those rockets fired from Gaza are very “ineffective,” that is, of course, until one of them hits your house and kills you and your family. Why would any country allow rockets to be fired at it on a regular basis? I’m just surprised that the Israeli response has been so tame. The arabs will not rest until Israel is destroyed. Period. Pity we have a president that agrees with Hamas and Hezbollah.

  • Hey msnbc, Below me.

    • Thank you Mr. Connery.

  • Dukehoopsfan

    So, Mr. Ambassador, had you given up heroin before or after you became a wife beater?

    It would seem that Israelis are not immune to the virus which compels republicans to subject themselves to the inane comments from lefty news readers.

  • klaffner

    How about this reply by the ambassador: Let’s say your neighbor had his toddlers throwing hand grenades at your house twice a day. Because they were toddlers they kept missing and landing in your yard. You have children as well. It turns out that so far, your family hasn’t been in the part of the yard where one of those grenades landed. You have politely asked the neighbor to stop. You have threatened to take action. Nothing. He is confident that you will do nothing because he is hiding behind his toddlers.

    At this point, we have decided that our children have to be protected. The people of Gaza have a stake in this war. By now it is quite clear to anyone in Gaza that they should stay away from Hezbollah leaders and activists. Stay away from their homes. Stay out of their cars. Stay away from them when they are out in public. Don’t vote for them in the next election. Form your own group to capture and kill them yourselves so you can have a free and peaceful existence. Until the rockets from Gaza stop, Israel will continue to engage in all necessary and proper methods to protect our citizens from those toddlers.

  • poljunkie

    So the United States news, skews its coverage towards GAZA now.

    It seems the world is upside down.

    Have I said lately how much I loathe our media?

    • I think you might have! 🙂 And I agree! 🙂 Pravda is amateur hour by comparison!

  • vinny

    Al Jazeera is less biased than MSNBC…lol

  • Conservator1

    I wonder if NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo was reassigned to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem if she would still have such a cavalier attitude toward Israel’s justification to use military force to defend itself from the terrorist bomb attacks by Hamas?

  • Yazz55

    Proportionate response????????

    Is that to suggest that Israel should return the favor in kind and start shooting rockets at Gaza in the same quantity?

  • tinlizzieowner

    I’ll tell ya what, give me a call when Israel nukes Gaza, then maybe we’ll talk ‘disproportionate’. 😉 😉
    You don’t want to get beat down, there’s a really simple way to avoid it, don’t start a fight.

  • If the rockets “rarely do damage” is it only because the Israeli anti-missile shield has been able to shoot many of them down.

    What these Israel-hating liberal reporters fail to mention in their attacks on Israel is that under international law, if you are hiding or conducting military operations among civilians, you are the one responsible for ensuring their safety. No one but Hamas is to blame when children are injured because Hamas was launching rockets from a school yard.

  • GuessWhoFan

    American Jews love Obama, and by extension, his progressive minions. These very same progressive minions hate Israel and open root for its destruction.

    What am I missing here?

  • syvyn11


    Why doesn’t she start criticizing Obama? I know, silly question.

  • toongoon

    How long do you think it would take for this idiot to resort to violence if I kept throwing firecrackers in his windows?

  • stage9

    liberalism is its own terrorism.

  • This sickness is spreading. I visited Zerohedge the other day and they had two separate posts up showing the IDF targeted attacks “from the Palestinian perspective.”

    The comments were full of Jew Hating A**holes. If these are libertarians, then we aren’t going to be able to accommodate them in any effort at restoration.

  • Hey liberals? Are you aware that REAL Neo-Nazis hate Israel?

  • hbnolikeee

    What stupid troll. So unless the rockets actually kill people, Israel should just sit back and do nothing? Can you get more ridiculous?

  • Yes, the response is disproportionate yet the ignoramuses in Gaza keep launching rockets. What’s that saying? The definition of insane is repeatedly doing the same thing and expecting a different result? Can there be a better definition of “dumb ass”?

  • Conniption Fitz

    “Disproportionate response.”

    Typical liberal talking points. Very stale ones. Have been used for three or more decades.

    If Canada or Mexico were lobbing missiles and rockets over our borders we would clean their clocks.

    • I guess I’m obliged to say that Mexico has been invading us, albeit in a sneakier way.

      • TimeForAnarchy

        Somehow, a “Mexican Rocket” just doesn’t seem very threatening. Being invaded by landscapers doesn’t worry me as much as Mooooozlems.

        • Muslims actually are coming across the border with the cartels.

          • TimeForAnarchy

            Now that worries me. Agreed.

  • warpmine

    New from the DemonRat party, the doctrine of destruction fairness.

  • aZjimbo

    The media in this country is so currupt they should be brought up on charges and thrown in jail. I wish Israel would steamroll gaza and let these bastards know once and for all we are not going to take it any more.

  • hongryhawg

    You’ve all heard the term, Media Wh0re. This ldl0t is the wikipedia definition, if you can put any faith in that “institution”.

  • TimeForAnarchy

    This is an example of the best and brightest that the Obozo administration can muster. A bona fide moron speaking on behalf of a government of parasites.

  • mikeinidaho

    What else would you expect from a muslim/communist mouthpiece like MesSNBC?
    No “news” here!