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Bill Moyers Volleys Back at Foxman's 'Reprehensible' Smear Tactics on Gaza

Moyers' eloquent essay willfully misunderstood by the head of the Anti-Defamation League to score a cheap point. Moyers fires back.

Following a kerfuffle over a "genetically coded" remark Moyers made on last week's Journal while addressing Israel's Attack on Gaza, on this week's Journal Bill Moyers explained his remark and gave his assesment of the Israeli attack on Gaza:

Bill Moyers Journal

Some of you were offended by my comment that "god-soaked violence" has become "genetically coded." Those words were obviously not sufficiently precise, I was not talking about a specific people but of the violence in the DNA of the human race, as the Bible itself so strongly attests.

So here's the lens through which I see things. From my days in President Johnson's White House onward, I have defended Israel's right to defend itself, and still do. But killing innocent people is wrong, whether in Vietnam, Israel, Iraq or Gaza. Sometimes a candid critic is a country's best friend.

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