Excerpt from: Can Charlie Hebdo's Spirit Include Israel?

Posted: 1/9/2015 4:59:00 PM
Author: Ben Cohen
Source: This article originally appeared in The Algemeiner Journal on January 9, 2015.

Excerpt from: Can Charlie Hebdo's Spirit Include Israel?
by Ben Cohen

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has ruefully observed, “There is a standard for dictatorships, there is a standard for democracies, and there is still a third standard for the democracy called Israel.”

Even when compared to Western democracies, what other country gives incredibly forgiving medical care to terrorists and agrees to treat the children of those working to destroy it? Israel is where a Hamas family member finds refuge when he is a gay convert to Christianity but this is yet another inconvenient fact for the mainstream media (as is the fact that some Israeli Arabs supported the IDF’s 2014 war against Hamas). Why report what contradicts the one-sided, anti-Israel narrative that the media...have adopted? That narrative is only reinforced on college campuses (leftist college history professors openly supported Hamas last summer...