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Israeli police detain a right wing activist during a protest, calling for the government to take action against rockets fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, in Jerusalem February 11, 2008. Israeli leaders vowed on Monday to step up their war against Hamas and predicted the Islamists’ grip on the Gaza Strip would end within months. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM)

For the record, those protesting were Sderot residents and anyone else fed up with rockets raining down on Israel. This is not a right-wing/left-wing issue. And if you don’t believe me, I’ll remind you of this report from August last year (which I mentioned in this podcast).

How the Reuters caption writer decided this was a “right wing” protester is beyond me. If it was because the protester wore a kippa (skullcap) and tzizit (fringes) and generally looked like an observant Jew (which is not clear from the photo), the Reuters caption writer had no business extrapolating his supposed right-wing credentials.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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