Weekly Commentary: Shorter News Cycle Barring Omar and Tlaib
Dr. Aaron Lerner 14 August, 2019
Israel is going to endure a news cycle getting slammed for refusing to allow in BDS advocates Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib.
One news cycle.
If they visited we would have suffered a nightmare of a series of controversial incidents, each with its own news cycle.
And the pair would have returned no doubt armed with material to use in their ongoing campaign against the Jewish State.
Let us not kid ourselves.
The American Jews and others now slamming our decision probably wouldn't have lifted a finger to defend us if this duo had come and engaged in provocations.
In fact, many of them would have weighed in with their condemnations of how we handled them.
It is simple math.
One news cycle vs a multitude of news cycles.
One controversial decision vs a series of controversial decisions - many of which could have been magnitudes more serious.
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