Dershowitz Channels Bernstein

Bernstein, 2/10:

[Quoting Ha’aretz] Travers also rejects Israel Defense Forces photographs as proof that Hamas hid weapons in mosques during the conflict.

“I do not believe the photographs,” Travers said, describing the IDF evidence as “spurious.” [Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?]

Dershowitz, 2/14

Travers came to the job having already made up his mind not to believe anything Israel said and to accept everything Hamas put forward. For example, Israel produced hard photographic evidence that Gaza mosques were used to store rockets and other weapons. Other photographs, taken by journalists, also proved what everybody now acknowledges to be true: namely that Hamas, as its leaders frequently boasted, routinely use mosques as military munitions depots. When confronted with this evidence, Travers said, “I don’t believe the photographs.” Of course not; they don’t comport with his politically correct and ideologically skewed world-view. This is what he had previously said about why he didn’t believe that Hamas used the mosques to store weapons:

We also found no evidence that mosques were used to store munitions. Those charges reflect Western perceptions in some quarters that Islam is a violent religion. …If I were a Hamas operative the last place I’d store munitions would be in a mosque. It’s not secure, is very visible, and would probably be pre-targeted by Israeli surveillance. There are a [sic] many better places to store munitions.”

But that is exactly what Hamas did, despite Travers’ insistence on paraphrasing Groucho Marx’s famous quip, “Who are you going to believe? Me, or your lying eyes?”

I’ll put this one in the “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” department, and be flattered.

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