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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Home Free

When journalists come to the Middle East to cover anything going on the region, they might visit Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Gaza, etc., but they generally set up their base camp here in Israel because, you know, it's dangerous in all those other places. So while filing reports wearing flack jackets and helmets is good for ratings... you gotta be able to take off the protective gear and relax once in awhile.

And when a journalist or a couple of dozen UN peacekeepers are taken hostage by terrorists in Syria and are subsequently released, they aren't considered to be safe until they cross over into Israeli territory... again, because we actually control the territory over which we claim control, and our government takes seriously its primary responsibility of ensuring the safety and security of its residents.

In short, once you're in Israel, you're home free.

So I'm confused as to why all these media and UN types still insist on telling the world that we're the root of all the problems in the region, and that all those other places where they're getting kidnapped, shot at and beheaded, are okey dokey!

Can someone explain that to me using small words so I'll be sure to understand?

Posted by David Bogner on August 30, 2014 | Permalink

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Very small words. They hate us *because* we are Western like them. In the worldview of Western liberals who have lost their ethnic identities, nobody who sort of reminds them of themselves (for example, us) is allowed to have a strong ethnic identity. Only people they secretly regard as barbarians (and therefore different than them) are allowed to have strong ethnic identities.

Posted by: Moish | Aug 30, 2014 9:53:21 PM

They hate Israel more than the love the truth.

Posted by: Jerod | Aug 31, 2014 3:40:33 AM

When journalists come to the Middle East to cover anything going on the region, they might visit Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Gaza, etc., but they generally set up their base camp here in Israel because, you know, it's dangerous in all those other places.

ROTFL.

Posted by: antares | Aug 31, 2014 7:46:12 AM

Can't promise small words, but here's your explanation, which I found through Shirah Salamone.

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/183033/israel-insider-guide#channel=f3b6c69cb88acc&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tabletmag.com

Posted by: Rich | Aug 31, 2014 11:13:49 PM

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