Thursday, April 7, 2016

Oren to Sanders: Apologize for Your Gaza "Blood Libel," Bernie

There's no excuse for Saunders' sloppy stats, says Oren:
“It’s terrible. It’s in the service of BDS,” Oren thundered, referring to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. “Not only did he multiply by five the amount of casualties [in the 2014 Gaza war] and failed to distinguish between the Hamas fighters we eliminated and the civilians we inadvertently and regrettably killed. He said we bombed hospitals. Hamas is hiding beneath the hospital; we didn’t bomb it.”...
Sanders’s dovish positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reflect the thinking prevalent in the Democratic Party’s progressive wing, Oren maintained. “That’s legitimate in discourse. What’s not legitimate in discourse is to lie, and to lie in ways that are libelous about Israel and which, in fact, endanger Israel’s security.”
In other words, he's entitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts.

That said, his opinions suck too.

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