Israeli ambassador to US: IDF deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Speaking at this year’s Christians United for Israel gala, Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer claimed that, contrary to what human rights groups and the United Nations have claimed, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has conducted its assault on Hamas in Gaza with such caution and care for civilian lives that it deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for “unimaginable restraint.”

“Some are shamelessly accusing Israel of genocide and would put us in the dock for war crimes,” Dermer said during a speech that was repeatedly interrupted by protestors. “But the truth is that the Israeli Defense Forces should be given the Nobel Peace Prize … for fighting with unimaginable restraint.”

Dermer went on to compare Israel’s warfare with that of the United Kingdom during World War II, arguing that while he had no interest in criticizing Winston Churchill for his decision to repeatedly bomb civilians in Germany, the nearly 70-year-old historical example was a reminder that, when it comes to protecting civilian life, Israel could be doing much worse.

“[N]o one should accept criticism of Israel for acting with restraint that has not been shown and would not be shown by any nation on Earth,” Dermer continued. “I especially will not tolerate criticism of my country at a time when Israeli soldiers are dying so that innocent Palestinians can live.”

After claiming that the IDF was risking Israeli lives in order to protect “innocent Palestinians,” Dermer noted that Israel “did not have to send its soldiers into many of the places they are fighting today” and could have instead “bombed from the air all the buildings that were being used by fighters to store and fire weapons” (after giving civilians living in the area a warning).

Dermer went on to rail against human rights organizations and other international bodies that have criticized Israel for its attack on Gaza. “They attack the good. They attack Israel for its legitimate actions of self-defense,” Dermer said, before arguing that these groups and those like them are objectively aiding Hamas by criticizing Israel.

As of this writing, the conflict in Gaza has resulted in well more than 600 casualties, with as many as 630 suffered on the Palestinian side. Estimations are that nearly 4,000 Palestinians have been wounded, and that somewhere between 70 and 80 percent of all Palestinian losses have been civilians. An estimated one-third of these casualties were children under the age of 18.

On the Israeli side, at least 28 soldiers have died in the fighting — the most Israel’s suffered since its 2006 war in Lebanon against Hezbollah. Two Israeli civilians have also been killed.

Ron Dermer

Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer (pictured left)

Source: http://www.salon.com/

6 comments

  1. That dude is living in a fantasy world.

  2. Zionist Israel is the successor to Nazi Germany. Both have an occult symbol on their flag and both are all about racial hatred and division and war makers. General Pikes third world war takes place between the Zionists and the Islamists all “arranged” neatly just like WW1 and WW2 were by banksters and their puppet “leaders” on ALL sides. The Illuminati don’t care they’ll be safe and sound in thier bunkers and remote parts of the world far from the destruction. Radiation, chemical, biological and tactical nukes will be the weapon of choice so as not to totally destroy the Earth and it’s property which they mostly own.

  3. How many billions of US tax dollars go to support this genocide? Of course the MSM, and the bought and paid for US congress will never answer for any financing these gangsters.

  4. The IDF are the representative of the world’s only apartheid state called Israhell. This war criminal should be sent to the gallows.

  5. I feel like I’m watching a comedy skit…

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