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Arab-Israeli Conflict Plays Out in the West
Cinnamon Stillwell's Blog ^ | 12/31/8 | Cinnamon Stillwell

Posted on 01/02/2009 10:47:21 AM PST by SmithL

Israel's long overdue military response to the daily barrage of Gaza rockets aimed at its citizens has led to the usual round of protest/counter-protest confrontations in the West. Whether it's here in the San Francisco Bay Area or across the United States and Europe, Arab protesters and those on the left who have bought into their false victimhood narrative are enraged. They have directed their hatred and vitriol towards the few pro-Israel counter-protesters who have shown up to counter their monolithic message, and in some cases rioting and violence has ensued.

For the most part, the mainstream media continues to tell only one side of the story and unsurprisingly, it's not the pro-Israel one. (Click here to watch a CBS5 clip on the protest in San Francisco). For those who wish to know the real story, Atlas Shrugs has photos and reports from citizen journalists, the last bastion of truth.

The insanity of blaming a nation for defending its citizens after years of turning the other cheek in the face of a ruthless campaign of violence and in the larger picture, a fanatical and genocidal enemy, is self-evident. And yet it goes on.

Thus it has always been and unfortunately, will likely be. Israel and her defenders must remain firm against a world (with the notable exception of the U.S., Australia and a few others) gone mad.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; islam; israel; jihad; obamaspals; proarab; ropma; seenthelight; trop
Update: Israel Matzav reports that "a Palestinian opened fire on a group of Israelis in a supermarket just outside of Copenhagen." There's more at Israel National News.

Update II: Check out Phyllis Chesler's "Gaza Comes to America. Hate Demonstrations Against Israel on the East and West Coasts" at Pajamas Media.

Update III: Past and future congressional candidate and retired Army Ltc. Allen West (who I interviewed in 2007) can be seen among the pro-Israel crowd in Atlas Shrugs' post on "Floridastan," and also here.

Update IV: Richard Landes reports on the latest Pallywood productions over at Augean Stables. He also notes that Hamas is victimizing its own people by not availing itself of Egyptian ambulances, probably for propaganda purposes, just like the fake blackouts and manufactured humanitarian crises.

On a similar note, Palestinian Media Watch has been circulating a video of a Palestinian girl who lost family members in Israeli air strikes blaming the true cause of the violence: Hamas.

And let's not forget the ongoing murder of alleged Gaza "collaborators."
1 posted on 01/02/2009 10:47:21 AM PST by SmithL
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2 posted on 01/02/2009 10:53:06 AM PST by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: SmithL

Didn’t ya’ know?
It’s “Bush’s Illegal War in Gaza!!”

Or at least that’s what an article on the Media website DAILY KOS says...

Actually, the exact quote is:

“the U.S. provided bombs that it had every reason to believe would be used for an attack on Gaza. And now there is an Israeli attack on Gaza, using those very bombs.

And therefore, there is no reason to doubt the active approval of the United States government for the current attack.”

You have to follow the Lib-Islamo logic here.
Russian-made weapons are GOOD, US made weapons are EVIL.

3 posted on 01/02/2009 10:54:38 AM PST by tcrlaf (You Voted DEMOCRAT-You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: SmithL

I’ve sent my best wishes.

4 posted on 01/02/2009 10:55:12 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: SmithL
For the most part, the mainstream media continues to tell only one side of the story

What do we expect for the communists MSM in America.

5 posted on 01/02/2009 11:01:42 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: SmithL
Everyone who has been keenly aware of how the Leftist MSM became more and more stridently anti-Israel over the past twenty years, and especially how they sunk to a new low the one-sided reporting of the Hezbollah War of 2006, is neither surprised by how Gaza is playing our nor of their love affair with Obama.

The Leftist and the radical Islamists have been joined at the hip ever since the 1979 Iranian revolution where they were both condemning the US for propping up the Shah and causing the hostage crisis.

Their quintessential Village Idiot is now, as it was back then, Jimmy Carter, who is no doubt apoplectic over the audacity of Israel for trying to defend her citizens. As Jimmy Carter goes, so goes the liberal Left who, like Condi Rice, think that the Palestinian Arabs are the modern-day equivalent of blacks in the Civil Rights movement of the 60's.

It takes a special kind of madness for someone to condone firing rockets at civilians 24/7 for eight years, for any reason. Yet, that is exactly the way the liberal Left think. It doees not matter who is right because they always root for the underdog, no matter what, and they always get suckered into the Palestinian "dead baby porn" industry -- not to mention the casualty count that's always inflated by a factor of four or more.

6 posted on 01/02/2009 11:14:30 AM PST by Polarik (Polarik's Principle:" A forgery created to prove a factual event will repudiate that event")
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