CNN like most legacy media have sided with the terrorists in the Gaza conflict and they are not even trying to hide their hatred of Israel. CNN reporter Becky Anderson suggested that Israel was instituting “collective punishment” and committing a “war crime.”
This accusation came just after Herzog explained that Israel is abiding by international law, even though Hamas committed many war crimes during their invasion of Israel.
Blame the victim, not the criminal. No wonder crime is up so high in Democratic cities and states.
Herzog fired back:
“So now we’re starting with the rhetoric about war crimes. Really? Truly? Truly? I just said that Israel abides by international law. Operates by international law. Every operation is secured and covered and reviewed legally.”
“I see a huge amount of volunteering, huge amount of mobilization to the army, and a huge amount doing good to each other by helping each other in so many consequences in so many spheres of life. I encourage my people, I bless the people of Israel. We shall definitely overcome. We shall definitely be victorious. We’ve always done so. It will take time but we shall overcome and we shall be victorious.”
“I met the families of the hijacked and kidnapped citizens of Israel. It was extremely tragic and extremely painful. So many people live in a reality of a nightmare, not knowing their whereabouts and real facts of their loved ones. Each and every one of you can imagine that – you’ve met families. Israel will do whatever it can to bring them back home as soon as possible, safely. But this requires an immediate call to the international community, not to sit idly by and do whatever it takes to bring them back immediately.”
“As president of the State of Israel, I ask you all to tell the stories of the victims. I ask you all to remember them because there is a shortsightedness in the cycle of media and news but the pain will remain forever. Thank you very much.”
“This is exactly the moment of truth. Nations must stand up to the truth. … We have to understand [that Hamas] has built a machine of evil right at our doorstep. It is an entire nation out there that is responsible. It’s not true, this rhetoric about civilians not aware, not involved. It’s absolutely not true. They could have risen up. They could have fought against that evil regime which took over Gaza in a coup d’etat, murdering their family members. There’s a short memory in the world.”
“Israel evacuated Gaza unilaterally in order to show that it’s willing to make peace. I was a member of that cabinet. We said to our nation, ‘This will be Hong Kong of the Middle East.’ Well, reality has turned into tragedy. Therefore I must say, this situation impacts the entire vision of people as to the ability to adhere to the same old rhetoric. We are working, operating militarily according to rules of international law, period. Unequivocally. But we are at war. We are at war. We are defending our homes. We are protecting our homes. That’s the truth. And when a nation protects its home, it fights. And we will fight until we break their backbone.”