Republican Sarah Palin, meanwhile, hit a familiar theme, criticizing the mainstream media for its coverage of the event on Facebook – while also coming to Israel’s defense.
“As far too many in the media, and in various governments, rush to condemn Israel, we must put the recent events off Israel’s coast into the right perspective,” she writes. “This ‘relief’ convoy was not about humanitarian aid, as the liberal mainstream media keeps reporting. The whole operation was designed to provoke Israel, not to provide supplies to Palestinians held hostage by Hamas terrorists in Gaza. Anyone who sees the video of Israeli commandos being attacked as they land on that ship knows the people aboard were vicious thugs, not ‘peace activists.’ The media insults our intelligence with their outright mischaracterization of who these enemies are.”
You can read the rest of the article, as well as comments from other people in both parties in Congress that support Israel here.