Jillian Bandes
In a widely-publicized press conference this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu carefully explained his version of events and didn't even hint at an apology. Here are the highlights:
Here are the facts. Hamas is struggling thousands of Iranian weapons into Gaza to fire on Israeli cities. Under international law and under common sense and common decency, Israel has every right to defend against this... threat.

...the same countries that are criticizing us today should know that they would be targeted tomorrow.

Here's our policy. Its very simple. Humanitarian aid and aid groups can go in, and weapons and other groups cannot. We do let humanitarian groups go into Gaza. every week.

..This wasnt a love boat, this was a hate boat. These were violent supporters of terrorism.

I regret to say that for many in the international community that... Israel is guilty until proven innocent. 

Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com


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