The Israeli line is that they were going after two guys on a motorbike that happened to be passing in front of the UN school. They got them but unfortunately, they inadvertently hit those other Palestinians outside the school. This morning I watched the very sad Australian, Mark Regev and his equally sad English IDF counterpart, Peter Lerner and some other extremely despondent English speaking South African – or maybe Australian – whose name I didn’t catch, but who had similar gloomy features to the other two and a comparable sorrowful tone bleat that story.
The speed of the Israeli response, the message disciple, the uniformity of the language their melancholic spokesmen use, remind me very much of a well oiled US election campaign. Brand Israel certainly knows what will sell in America.
Just caught David Gregory interview Ron Dermer. Gregory is an Israeli cheerleader and nearly as big an arsehole as Dermer. He allows him to lie like a sack. Would love to see Dermer interviewed by a real journalist like Jon Snow or Jeremy Paxman