The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Today, The Jerusalem Post reports that “11 rockets were fired at western Negev, Ashkelon area in less than 24 hours; 4 mortar shells fired contained white phosphorous.”

Luckily, no injuries were reported, but that really isn’t the point.

Israel builds apartments in Jerusalem and the Obama administration castigates them for “impeding the peace process.”

Never mind that an apartment never injured anyone, or that new building improves the infrastructure and the value of an area. Our President sees it from the point of view of the Palestinians and makes public statements that all but condemn the Israelis. Okay, I suppose that’s his right.

But the White House and our Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, have, at least so far, been eerily quiet about the Palestinian rocket attacks. After all, the attacks directly targeted Israeli citizens, so no worries.

Let me see if I have this straight.

  • Building apartments in your Capital city = impeding the peace process

  • Launching rockets against civilian population centers = the Palestinians just being Palestinians

I suspect that the left-leaning MSM in the U.S. will eventually report this episode. But they’ll emphasize the IDF response against an Islamic Jihad training base and suggest that the Israeli defensive action was needlessly provocative and that injuries resulted to Palestinians.

After all, the incoming rockets landed harmlessly—this time. A little white phosphorous is nothing to worry about, is it?