HRC responded to an edited excerpt of a Jordan Times of Amman editorial that appeared in the June 15 edition of the Toronto Star, and which notably asserted that “Hezbollah would be wise to honour its charter as a fighting force standing up to Israel, and refrain from interfering in Syria’s internal affairs.”
In a letter to the editor published in the Star on June 23, HRC Executive Director Mike Fegelman reminded readers that Hezbollah is a recognized terrorist entity, a proxy of Iran whose terrorism has caused the maiming and murder of hundreds of Israelis, and which is responsible for much of the carnage taking place in Syria.
Here is the excerpted Jordan Times editorial which appeared in the Toronto Star, below is HRC’s response:
Re: Toronto Star: Mike Fegelman, Executive Director, HonestReporting Canada: “The road to Damascus” (June 23, 2013)
Calling on Hezbollah, the reviled Lebanese terrorist organization, to wage war against the State of Israel instead of on Syria’s rebels shows that the Jordan Times doesn’t care for Jewish life.
The Times editorial published in the Star was only “worth reading” because it was a clear indictment of the ongoing incitement prevalent in the Arab world against the Jewish state.
Instead of fanning the flames for war, the Jordan Times should’ve called on Hezbollah, a terror group committed to Israel’s destruction and which is believed to possess some 50,000 rockets, to disarm, disband, repudiate violence, and recognize Israel.
In 2006, this terrorist proxy of Iran fired over 4,000 rockets at Israel causing the maiming and murder of hundreds of Israelis. Had the United Nations enforced its own Resolution (1701) calling for the immediate disarmament of Hezbollah, much of the carnage taking place in Syria by Hezbollah terrorists wouldn’t have taken place.