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)