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July 10, 2014 - 3:14 pm
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Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) may not get an invitation to reappear on Al-Jazeera America, but he sure gave the network an earful in the segment he did get this week.

“Every one of those rockets is a war crime… every rocket that is not aimed at a military target but is aimed at a city,” Sherman said on a live feed from Capitol Hill. “The owners of this TV network help fund Hamas.”

He went on to call the Hamas offensive launched against Israel “open season on those of the Jewish faith.”

“The idea that you would have a TV clear effort to kill as many Israeli civilians as possible and then you on this TV station say, ‘well, maybe it’s not a war crime because it’s not successful — the rocket didn’t hit a kindergarten. It was aimed at a kindergarten but it didn’t hit a kindergarten. So then it’s not reprehensible.’”

Sherman defended Israel’s response to the Gaza rockets as “proportionate.”

“I don’t think there are always two sides to every story. Those who are trying to kill as many babies and children and women as possible, who rejoice in their death… no, you have one side in this conflict that is doing everything it possibly can to reduce and avoid civilian casualties and to prosecute those who engage in acts against civilians,” the congressman said.

“And then you have the Hamas side… which of course Qatar supports, which rejoices in how many babies they can kill, how many children they can kill. They name squares and provide subsidies to those who are able to kill civilians and they aim their rockets at civilian targets. That’s not two equal sides.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Mr Sherman and the 70% of American Jewish Community who vote Religiously for the Democratic
Ticket need a reality check. Al Gore, Democrat and almost US president, bears
responsibility for enabling terrorist syncopant Al Jazeera media to have a share of US Media where
They're busy spreading Islamist Jew hatred. I wonder how
Mr Sherman feels about his president's overt animus towards the
Jewish State?
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A Democrat? From California??
Boy, is he gonna be in trouble when his bosses find out about THIS.
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Great article. Read Barry Rubin's historic book 'Nazis Islamists...'
On the subject.http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0300140908?pc_redir=1404885915&robot_redir=1
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The Democrat politician's criticism of Al-J was political theatre to gull the gullible Jews who voted for Democrats.

It is support from Dem lowlife like Sherman of Obama who disdains the Jewish State makes this “open season on those of the Jewish faith” possible.
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Here's a must-read to understand the nexus between
The Left and Israel( Jew) hatred:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0803240767?pc_redir=1404887619&robot_redir=1
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The dem climate change alarmists follow the propaganda spew from this oil backed media outlet...the oil rich people that do not want the US to be oil independent.
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Mr Sherman and the 70% of American Jewish Community who vote Religiously for the Democratic
Ticket need a reality check. Al Gore, Democrat and almost US president, bears
responsibility for enabling terrorist syncopant Al Jazeera media to have a share of US Media where
They're busy spreading Islamist Jew hatred. I wonder how
Mr Sherman feels about his president's overt animus towards the
Jewish State?
14 weeks ago
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