In the previous “Focus on Israel” episode, Michael Medved looked into the murky waters of what is termed “moral equivalence.” In the media, we see a repeated and false moral equivalence between the state of Israel and the Palestinian terrorists.
Mr. Medved is an author, political commentator, film critic, a Yale Law school graduate as well as the host of America’s #1 show on pop culture and politics, “The Michael Medved Show.” Medved explains the danger of moral equivalence against Israel as demonstrated in the film “Munich,” directed by Steven Spielberg.
The disinformation in the film begins with a compromising statement in the film that was attributed to Golda Meir: “Every civilization finds it necessary to negotiate compromises with its own values.” According to historical records, Meir never made such a statement because she explicitly viewed striking back at terror as upholding – not compromising – civilized values. Medved states that “in the movie, the covert military response to the kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletics at the 1972 summer games in Munich is portrayed as a cycle of violence coming from Israel’s blood lust.”
See our wide selection of books and DVDs on Irael in the WND Superstore: “Israel Indivisible: The Case For The Ancient Homeland (DVD),” “The Forgotten People: Christianity and the Holocaust (DVD),” and more!
How does this relate to the United States? “The same arguments of moral equivalency that the international left uses against Israel are now used against the United States,” Medved stated. “You constantly hear that America is a terrorist nation and the comparison of civilian casualties in Iraq with the victims of 9/11, or comparing U.S. soldiers, who faithfully fight for our freedoms, with terrorists.” He further states, “It is the same mindset that compares capital punishment with the one who committed the murder. Moral equivalence is actually ‘moral illiteracy.'”
Nothing marks the early 21st century more harshly than the suicide bomber, a morally-depraved tactic to terrorize a civilian population. Israel’s policies in the Gaza strip and Judea/Samaria are described as “state terrorism” by the left. Moral equivalence contends that not only is Israel guilty of terrorism, but Palestinian terrorist acts are an understandable reaction of a defenseless people using their only weapon against a far more powerful force. According to Medved, “Moral equivalence says: what choice do they have? If I had so little hope, I too might feel that way.” This moral equivalence seems ludicrous, yet it’s the very attitude that much of the world’s media takes today. The press seems incapable of making the distinction between victims and perpetrators and thus ends up blaming the victim.
The primary purpose of the undercover hit squads sent out against the terrorist leadership wasn’t punishment, but protection. On Sept. 12, 1972, a week after the Munich massacre, Meir spoke to the Israeli Knesset. “From the blood-drenched history of the Jewish nation, we learn that violence which begins with the murder of Jews, ends with the spread of violence and danger to all people, in all nations,” she explained. “We have no choice but to strike at the terrorist organizations wherever we can reach them. That is our obligation to ourselves and to peace.”
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore explains why press incapable of distinguishing between victims, perpetrators ...more
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore exposes story of Fogel family killings
Exclusive: Special interview with Pastor Jack from The Church On The Way
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore exposes hidden goals of BDS movement
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore exposes anti-Semitism in the arts
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore exposes anti-Christian, anti-American, anti-Semitic rhetoric in textbooks
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore reveals the parallels of African and Jewish history
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore exposes the costly victory
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore hosts Ambassador John Bolton
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore reveals damage of deception
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore hosts broadcast professionals at NRB Convention
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore reveals how Christians have been deceived
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore explains why press incapable of distinguishing between victims, perpetrators
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore uncovers a 'not so subtle' prejudice at the movies
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore urges voters to contact Congress immediately
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore reveals covenant still valid for Jewish people
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore exposes age-old false doctrine
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore discovers followers of Jesus caring for Jews
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore explores history of the faith
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore offers insight into roots of Christianity
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore offers insight into the Jewish roots of Christianity
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore interviews victim of persecution
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore asks the experts
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore examines reality, fantasy of Israel's search for peace
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore reveals dangers, 'Lest We Forget'
Exclusive: Laurie Cordoza-Moore examines Iran's menacing ambitions
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore identifies battleground of the 'heavenlies'
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore reveals overt media-bias and slanted reporting
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore reveals evidence of God's warning over Israel
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore sheds light on past and present allies
Exclusive: Laurie Cardoza-Moore reveals how UN leads globe in anti-Semitism
Exclusive: David Rives recounts history of what made atheism respectable
Exclusive: Richard Rives warns against blending faith with pagan sun worship
Exclusive: Sid Roth interviews trio of world-class prophets
Exclusive: David Rives notes difference between 'kind' and 'species'
Exclusive: Richard Rives warns us about redefining faith delivered to the saints
Exclusive: Sid Roth interviews pastor Steve Hannett
Exclusive: David Rives notes Darwin was right – partially
Exclusive: Richard Rives reminds us we are to be 'doers' of the Word, not just 'hearers'
Exclusive: Richard Rives highlights multiple attempts to lead us away from our Creator
Exclusive: Sid Roth interviews pastor Cleddie Keith
Joel Richardson, in video made just after failed coup, discusses leader of a revived kingdom
Exclusive: Richard Rives urges us not to 'swallow a camel' while 'straining at gnats'
Exclusive: Sid Roth interviews prophetic revivalist Jerame Nelson
Exclusive: David Rives notes how biological stasis occurs despite vastly changing environment
Exclusive: Richard Rives notes how Roman 'diversity' resulted in inclusion of pagan principles
Exclusive: Sid Roth interviews apostolic minister Ryan LeStrange
Exclusive: David Rives illustrates blood-clotting 'cascade' as evidence for Creator's hand
Exclusive: Richard Rives points out we can keep God's laws because we are saved
Exclusive: Sid Roth interviews minister Karen Dunham
Exclusive: Sid Roth interviews seer, author Ana Werner
Joel Richardson, Samuel Whitefield highlight gathering of Jewish, Arab believers
Exclusive: David Rives notes long periods of time not needed for preservation to happen
Exclusive: Richard Rives notes current observation far from the faith described in the Bible
Exclusive: Sid Roth discusses new developments in Tel Aviv
Exclusive: Richard Rives observes many pseudo-intellectuals believe lies of theologians
Exclusive: Sid Roth interviews Dennis and Dr. Jen Clark
Exclusive: David Rives notes data preclude more than a few thousand years of human existence
Exclusive: Richard Rives speculates Jesus was born in fall, not during mid-winter pagan festival
Exclusive: Sid Roth interviews apostolic pastor Guillermo Maldonado
Joel Richardson, Reggie Kelly with details on Middle East's hottest hot spot