Jewish Group Slams Conor Lamb’s ‘Ignorant and Extreme’ Israel Comments

By Brent Scher

The Republican Jewish Coalition criticized Pennsylvania Democrat Conor Lamb for failing to address comments he made in 2002 in which he said Israel was guilty of “terrorism.”

In the comments revealed by the Washington Free Beacon on Monday, Lamb says that the Israeli Defense Forces were guilty of intentionally targeting innocent civilians and characterized it as “terrorism.” Lamb was at the time a student at University of Pennsylvania, and was angered by a campus paper’s decision to publish a pro-Israel advertisement.

“Just the other day, the Israeli Government launched an attack on innocent civilians in Gaza, citing them as ‘armed terrorists,'” Lamb wrote. “Among the dead were a 14 year-old boy and woman in her late 40s. The army intentionally fired on a medical facility treating the over 100 wounded.”

“There is no doubt that both sides of this conflict have committed wrongs, but if this latest attack is not terrorism, I don’t know what is,” he concluded.

Lamb, currently running for Congress, is still yet to address the anti-Israel comments, a fact former senator Norm Coleman called “very troubling.”

“Conor Lamb’s refusal to address his own ignorant and extreme attack against Israel is very troubling,” said Coleman, now the RJC’s national chairman.

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Source:: Washington Free Beacon