Washington Free Beacon
May 15, 2018
MSNBC reporter Andrea Mitchell said it was “appalling” that the U.S. moved its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem without obtaining any concessions from Israel.
Mitchell expressed astonishment at the Trump administration placing the blame for violence solely on Hamas, who instigated riots along the border in Gaza. White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah on Monday did not call for Israel to soften its response to the riots, leading Mitchell to decry the administration’s support for Israel.
“I’ve never seen anything like that,” Mitchell said. “Even the strongest supporters of Israel in administrations Republican and Democratic would at that point say, ‘Be proportional and be cautionary.’”
She blamed Israel’s actions on their empowerment due to closeness with the administration, specifically on Iran.
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:59 am