Happy 64th Birthday, Israel!

(Huffington Post) David Harris - Israel has the dubious distinction of being the only UN member-state whose right to exist is regularly challenged, whose elimination from the world map is the aim of at least one other UN member-state, Iran, and whose population centers are deemed fair game by Hamas-controlled Gaza and Hizbullah-dominated Lebanon. No other country is the target of such non-stop, well-funded, and highly-organized campaigns to discredit, delegitimize, and demonize a sovereign state. And no other country has its right to self-defense challenged as Israel does, even though it does no more than any other nation would do if confronted by periodic terrorist assaults and deadly missile and rocket attacks. I have enormous admiration for Israel - for its resolve, resilience, courage, and ingenuity. Israel has not flinched. It refuses to cave. It keeps confounding its foes. The writer is executive director of the American Jewish Committee.

2012-04-20 00:00:00

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