Moral Clarity on Gaza

Moral Clarity on Gaza

July 29, 2014 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at


The full text of this week's commentary follows:

It’s time for moral clarity.

Israel is a democratic country.

Hamas is a terrorist group.

Israel left Gaza nine years ago, wanting only one thing – quiet on its border.

Hamas took over in Gaza and wanted only one thing – war with Israel.

Israel has a right to defend itself against Hamas.

Hamas has no right to fire missiles and build tunnels to spread murder and mayhem in Israel.

Israel protects its civilians.

Hamas uses its civilians, including children, to protect the terrorist group.

Israel goes to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza.

Hamas goes to great lengths to hit civilians in Israel.

Israel is an ally of America.

Hamas is an ally of Iran, Hezbollah, and other jihadist stalwarts.

Israel is doing exactly what any other targeted nation would do.

Hamas is doing what only a terrorist operation would do.

Now more than ever, we need moral clarity.

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This is David Harris of AJC.