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Kerry Forgot Rule Number One: Never Question the Sacred Israeli Narrative

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Annie Robbins writes:

"The response from Israel was swift. Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon responded by implying the Turkish victims of the Israeli attack were terrorists and that Kerry was confused."

The Times of Israel led the attack on Kerry, continuing the "confusing" line:

"'It is never helpful when a moral equivalency is made confusing terrorists with their victims,' Danon told The Times of Israel. 'As our American friends were made all too aware once again last week, the only way to deal with the evils of terrorism is to wage an unrelenting war against its perpetrators wherever they may be,' he said."

Note the assumed sub-text of the Sacred Israeli Narrative in the Times story: Any protest, any opposition to the state of Israel, is, ipso facto, a "terrorist" action. And since Israel has infected the rest of the Western world with its ideology, the term "terrorist" is now automatically attached to any acts of violence against Israel's Mother nation, the United States.

How bad is this infection in some corners of the US media? According to the Huffington PostBob Beckel had his say on  Fox News Tuesday:

"Fox News liberal Bob Beckel had some policy ideas about Muslims on Tuesday's [April 23] edition of 'The Five.'

"Beckel and his co-hosts were talking about the Boston bombing suspects, who are Muslim. The general consensus seemed to be that, by probing into their lives and their possible motives for the attacks, members of the media were avoiding the main issue.

"'You find the big argument, which is Muslim supremacy, isn't that all you need?' Greg Gutfeld asked. 'Why do you have to delve into their psychosis?'

"'We know that in the Muslim communities around the world, they do not like us,' Beckel replied. 'They recruit people from poor areas and turn them into terrorists.' He didn't say how this thesis was connected to the Tsarnaev brothers, who came legally with their family when they were 9 and 16.

"'I think we really have to consider...that we're going to have to cut off Muslim students from coming to this country for some period of time so that we can at least absorb what we've got, look at what we've got and decide whether some of the people here should be sent back home or sent to prison,' he continued."

Fox News refers to Beckel as a "liberal." He used to be. He was national campaign manager for 1984 Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale.

Meanwhile, outside the bubble of the Sacred Narrative, it is important to keep in mind that in 2010, the Turkish ship, the Mavi Marmara, was on a peaceful protest journey. Not so, of course, from the perspective of the Sacred Israeli Narrative, as the following attacks on Kerry emphasize.

The Blaze, a pro-Israeli site, describes the attacks on Kerry under this headline:

Confusing Terrorists with Their Victims': Kerry Slammed for Comparing Families of Gaza Flotilla Incident with Boston Bombing Families

In defense of the Mavi Marmara, Annie Robbins looks back on Israel's military attack on Turkish citizens, aboard the Mavi Marmara:

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