Headline Fails Over Lebanon Rockets

December 30, 2013 11:40 by

headlinefailEarly Sunday morning, five Katyusha rockets were fired from south Lebanon, two of which landed in northern Israel near the town of Kiryat Shmona. Israel launched some 20 artillery shells at the source of the rocket fire – a firm yet limited response. So how then did Israel’s limited retaliation morph into these headlines?

This from the Irish Times:


And from the Los Angeles Times:


With headlines like these, is it any wonder that Israel, even when it is exercising its legitimate right to self-defense, is regularly portrayed as an aggressor employing “disproportionate” force?

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