Thursday, October 02, 2014

02-Oct-14: Declaring the terrorism of ISIS and Hamas "branches of the same tree" has consequences, even for politicians

Israel's leader addresses UN General Assembly,
September 29, 2014 [Image Source: WochIT]
Over at Times of Israel, Frimet Roth has a fresh blog post this morning ["Warning: This hypocrisy is harmful to our health"] which takes aim at Israel's leading politician and the gap between his actions in relation to Hamas terrorism and his very public rhetoric about ISIS.
As any kindergartner knows, you can’t have your cake and eat it. You can’t free the imprisoned Hamas terrorists, murderers of your own innocent children and then cry that Hamas aims not only “to destroy Israel… They also want a caliphate… [and] share[s] the global ambitions of its fellow militant Islamists.” [Frimet Roth in Times of Israel today]
She notes that, earlier this week, the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting was treated to
an articulate speech, smoothly delivered. But Mr. Netanyahu is oblivious to the fact that actions speak louder than aesthetic verbiage. Or he may have simply hoped that our memories are short. [Times of Israel]
Her criticism will sound less harsh to those (like us) who know the agony of terrorism from up close and have observed how a broad swathe of political figures actually deal with it, as distinct from what they say about it.

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