As we reported last week Congressman Steve Israel of Long Island NY is in Israel on a neverending trip, with six other Congresspeople, on the dime of the Israel lobby group AIPAC (thru its arm, American Israel Education Foundation); and last week he got testy about angry criticism for the junket.
This tweet from Israel in Israel yesterday is not testy:
— Steve Israel (@RepSteveIsrael) August 7, 2014
But this one is. The congressman visited an Israeli clinic, and had this to say:
At Ziv Med. Ctr, which treats Syrians fleeing civil war. Oh, & it’s in Israel, accused by some of “war crimes.”
Thanks to Scott Roth, who writes: “Come on man. Is that an argument?” Yes, many folks have accused Israel of war crimes, including Ken Roth of Human Rights Watch. And yesterday David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy wrote, “there is no denying that the Israeli tactics… in this war do not pass the most basic tests available by which to assess them, those of morality, proportionality, and effectiveness.” Immoral and disproportional: sounds like a war crime.