So How Is Hamas Different from Islamic State, Israel Wonders? - Daniel Gordis Israelis have taken great interest in Obama calling Islamic State a "cancer" after the gruesome beheading of American photojournalist James Foley. When Islamic State executes an innocent American - befuddled Israelis noticed - Obama has the capacity for outrage and moral clarity. But in Israel's conflict, even though Hamas is sworn on Israel's destruction and has been killing innocent Israelis for years, the best that Obama has been able to utter is the standard "Israel has a right to defend itself." Israelis still remember when then-senator and presidential candidate Obama sounded different. In 2008, Obama said in Sderot, Israel: "The first job of any nation state is to protect its citizens. And so I can assure you that if...somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I'm going to do everything in my power to stop that. And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing." That is exactly what Israelis have been doing, for weeks now. But U.S. diplomats and politicians have tried, for the most part, to calm the waters by treating Israel and Hamas as two morally equivalent opponents. Why is Islamic State a "cancer" while Hamas is a legitimate partner in a Palestinian unity government? The writer is senior vice president at Shalem College in Jerusalem. (Bloomberg) ISIS Is to America as Hamas Is to Israel –
Alan M. Dershowitz While President Obama has called for an all-out war against the "cancer" of ISIS, he has regarded Hamas as having an easily curable disease, urging Israel to accept that terrorist group, whose charter calls for Israel's destruction, as part of a Palestinian unity government. Like ISIS, the Hamas Charter calls for a worldwide "caliphate," brought about by violent Jihad. Everything we rightly fear and despise from ISIS we should fear and despise from Hamas. Just as we would never grant legitimacy to ISIS, we should not grant legitimacy to Hamas. Another similarity between ISIS and Hamas: if these terrorist groups were to lay down their arms, there might be peace, whereas if their enemies were to lay down their arms, there would be genocide. Just as ISIS must be defeated militarily and destroyed as a terrorist army, so too must Hamas be responded to militarily and its rockets and tunnels destroyed. ISIS and Hamas must first be defeated militarily and only then might they consider accepting reasonable diplomatic and political compromises. (Gatestone Institute)
Morally despicable Hamas/Palestinian society examples. It is no different than Hamas. "Hamas is like ISIS. ISIS is like Hamas. They're branches of the same tree." (Netanyahu)
1. Hamas is a despicable terrorist group advocating genocide
A. Hamas, an official part of Palestinian govt. has a charter which calls for death of Jews and destruction of Israel WARCRIME
B. Hamas Palestinians use human shields to encourage civilian casualties and shoot missiles from hospitals and mosques WAR CRIME
C. Hamas Palestinians sends thousands of missiles at indiscriminant targets aimed to kill as many Jews as possible WAR CRIMES. Every civilian death is Hamas’ fault for sending the missiles in first place. Richard Kemp, former commander of British Troops in Afghanistan and a senior military adviser to the British government, said the following: “I don’t think there has ever been a time in the history of warfare where any army has made more efforts to reduce civilian casualties and deaths of civilians than the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) is doing today in Gaza.”
D. Hamas Nuclear terrorism-sent missiles to Dimona to try and strike nuclear facility WAR CRIMES
E. Hamas WARCRIME wears Israeli uniforms to try and terrorize and kill
F. Hamas uses animals to suicide detonate bombs ANIMAL ABUSE
G. Tortures and kills domestic political opponents. 18 supposed collaborators killed August 21, 2014 as exampleHas no political or religious freedom and has no freedom of speech, press, or assembly, and no independent judiciary.
H. Rated a 6 by Freedom House in its 2013 report on freedom in the world. Seven is the worst possible rating. Hamas ranks 6 in freedom, 6 in civil liberties and 6 political rights.
I. Destroy buildings and kill civilians to frame Israel. WAR CRIME
J. Hamas terrorizes journalists into not reporting their abuses and killing or exiling any who do
K. Hamas killed 160 of their own children building the tunnels
L. Hamas executed the tunnel builders so they would not reveal any info
M. Rocket Scores Direct Hit on Ashdod Synagogue
Three wounded and synagogue damaged by rocket fired from Gaza. Follows third rocket attack on kindergarten earlier Friday.
N. Admits kidnapping and killing 3 Israeli teens