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December 20, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Conservatives support Israel

After reading Brian Greenspun’s July 27 column “Seeing the facts in a world of death,” I must respond to his logic regarding media bias in reporting the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Greenspun rightly blames the media concerning way they are portraying the conflict: Hamas and the Palestinian people the victims, and Israel the bullies. He is correct in his analysis that Hamas uses videos to sway sympathy when they actually imbed their weapons in schools, homes and mosques.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir once said the conflict would end if the Palestinian people would love their children more than they hate the Jewish people. Where Greenspun is wrong is in trying to tie in media bias with the “political right.” He states “Most Americans, though are not fooled, even though some might allow themselves to be played so easily by biased reporting and the politics of the right.”

If Greenspun is referring to Fox News coverage versus CNN or MSNBC, Fox News is presenting far superior coverage of the conflict. As I watch CNN or MSNBC, the more “liberal” media, I see far more anti-Israel, pro-Hamas propaganda. Remember, the far right is far superior in its support of Israel.

Just attend a Christians United for Israel event, watch programs such as “Huckabee” or listen to people such as Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, and you will see solidarity behind Israel that is not found with the likes of Wolf Blitzer or any of the more liberal commentators.

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