Slate Magazine’s national security columnist Fred Kaplan’s latest column in the Waterloo Record contained a distorted chronology of events in regards to what sparked the Second Lebanon War.
According to Kaplan:
"In July 2006, Hezbollah militiamen in southern Lebanon crossed the border, kidnapped two Israeli soldiers and killed three more. Israel responded with massive air and artillery strikes; Hezbollah struck back with rockets."
To set the record straight, the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah began when the Lebanese terror group hit Israeli civilian areas with rockets while simultaneously staging a cross-border raid that saw the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers and deaths of three more.
Kaplan?s claim that Israel was the first to fire is erroneous and without merit.
Update: To see HonestReporting Canada’s letter as printed in the Waterloo Record on Nov. 10 click here.