Israel’s Disproportionate Response

There are times when it is better to use few words or a short clip to get the point across.

Therefore, I offer a single question:

Q: If Hamas launches a rocket from a hospital and the IAF responds, what happens to the hospital?

(Feel free to substitute “school” or “mosque” or “home” for the word “hospital.”)

Here is a short clip to help illustrate my point:


If you watched the clip all the way to the end, you can predict the aftermath of Israel’s current defensive war in Gaza.

That’s all she wrote.


About Varda Epstein

A third-generation-born Pittsburgher on her mother’s mother’s side, Varda moved to Israel 34 years ago and is a crazy political animal who spams people with right wing political articles on Facebook in between writing about education as the communications writer at Kars for Kids, raising her 12 children, and noshing constantly on fried food

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  • walt kovacs
    • Varda Meyers Epstein

      So we should just let Hamas shoot rockets at Israel? Screw Max Fisher. There’s a worse word I want to use. But I will be a lady.

    • Inessa

      It’s an interesting point. It is correct that Israel makes the choice to bomb civilian buildings, and that Israel could exercise further restraint and allow the rockets, in the knowledge that they have strong defensive measures to prevent Israeli deaths. It is also true that the whole reason that we are bogged down in discussions about the arbitrary 67 borders is because Israel made a choice to attack pre-emptively. They had a choice. Although, if they hadn’t made that choice it is likely we wouldn’t be having this discussion now, as there would not be an Israel.
      The thing is, Israel is at war with Hamas. It is a war Hamas declared. Israel chooses to conduct war in a humanitarian way and to try and prevent civilian casualties, and certainly not to target them, but to go beyond that, would mean the Israeli government and army would actually be more concerned with the welfare of Palestinians in Gaza than they are with the welfare of Israeli citizens. That’s not a good choice for a government.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Israel should tell its critics to take their proportionality and shove it up their ass. On the other hand, if Bibi ignores the critics and does what is right, that is an answer enough.

    • Varda Meyers Epstein

      Yup. Nuff said.

  • unpluggged

    Proportional? That would mean to shoot missiles into Gaza in the thousands per day without even trying to aim them. Probably this is what we’ll consider doing next time.

    • Hellinahandcart

      Sounds perfectly fair to me. Perhaps the IDF should make its own stockpiles of Iranian rockets that it captures and thus save the Israeli tax payer quite a few shekels! (feel free to send a small percentage of the savings to me and this ‘unplugged’ fellow).

    • dabney_c

      The world will wail that it’s not faaaair because they don’t have the Iron Dome to intercept. Maybe Israel also needs to provide Hamas with an anti-missile system to keep things “proportional”?

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