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Its poor image is a problem that Israel should take seriously

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10.06.2021

In the latest Israel-Gaza war, we saw yet again Israel is the target of unfair criticism for exercising its right to defend itself. There is no doubt that Israel’s image is suffering worldwide, and as unfair as it may be to say this, in the end, only Israel can fix the problem.

We saw how important it was for Israel to have a friend in the White House who stood in the way of a United Nations Security Council resolution that would prevent Israel from inflicting a heavy price on Hamas for attacking Israel. We also saw how important the Iron Dome is in saving Israeli lives and therefore how important it is that the United States would replenish Israel’s supplies, which President Joe Biden promised to do.

Yet at the same time, we witnessed an assault on Israel from within the Democratic Party, including an open letter to Biden. The letter demonstrates hypocrisy on the part of the authors who attempted to put all the blame for the Palestinians’ situation on Israel. They also attempted to rewrite history with revisionist statements such as, “we ask that you work to end the underlying conditions of occupation, blockade, and settlement expansion that led to this exceptionally destructive period in a 73-year history of dispossession and ethnic cleansing”. The occupation did not start until 1967, and it was........

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