Too quick to take Israel's side?

07/26/2014 11:07 AM

07/25/2014 9:31 AM

All the news regarding Israel and Palestine has such a clear pro-Israel bias. And why not? We have swallowed the lines "doesn't poor little Israel have a right to exist?," "If only big bad Hamas would stop shelling our innocent citizens Israel would stop fighting" and "Israel only wants peace."

Well, Israel has been provoking Palestinians for decades: bulldozing their homes, taking their land and water, walling them up in ghettos and denying them access to work and schools.

However, we have to take the Israeli side. We have a huge and well-funded lobby here in the U.S. that is quick to label any critics of Israel as anti-Semites. And, it's great for business. Billions on dollars of arm sales to Israel.

The U.S. is complicit in this conflict. It will stop as soon as we cut of the funding. -- Bev Messner , Folsom

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