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The problem with Moyers's presentation was that it was so one-sided. It failed to take into account Israel's dilemma: how to destroy Hamas military installations raining rockets on Israel that were deliberately installed in schools, mosques and civilian areas. It failed to recognize that Hamas has the objective of destroying Israel. Hamas broke the cease-fire. "Now, really: is it so hard to imagine that the checkpoints, security fence and Gaza operations are tactics of both humiliation and counterterrorism? Where, exactly, would be the contradiction?" I don't remember Mr. Moyers making the point that the checkpoints, security fence and Gaza operations were there to protect Israel from terrorist attacks. My perception of The Nation is that it is constantly attacking Israel and never has defended its right to protect itself.