Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Failure to Hear All

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Failure to Hear All

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Post-Gazette associate editor Dan Simpson waxed apoplectic the other day over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ("Retaliate Against Israel: The U.S. Should Not Let Netanyahu Derail Its Policies," March 25 column). I'd like to lower the thermostat and respond.

It's interesting to me that Mr. Simpson has a penchant for hearing only some words and not others. For example, he blasted the unfortunate remarks that Mr. Netanyahu made the day before his election victory. But Mr. Simpson has not sought to even comment on the murderous rhetoric of the supreme leader of Iran, who repeatedly calls for the destruction of Israel and who regularly demonizes the West. Mr. Simpson blames Mr. Netanyahu for warning against an Iranian nuclear threat and assumes the prime minister did this just to insult our president.

He also doesn't hear the Hamas leaders who punctuate their calls for Israel's destruction with thousands of rockets hurled against Israeli civilians, or the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, who has spurned Israeli overtures for peace and continues to glorify murderers of Israelis. …

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