Sen. Schumer Criticizes Media Bias Against Israel

By Eric Scheiner | July 29, 2014 | 11:37 AM EDT


Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) AP Photo

( -Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized media bias earlier this month at a solidarity event for Israel.

Schumer made the comments while addressing the current conflict between Hamas and Israel, “And yet when we read accounts, even in the mainstream media, I watched one of the television news tonight there was the depiction of the people in Gaza being killed but no mention of them being used as human shields by Hamas,” Schumer said.

The Democrat from New York spoke at the Israeli American Council (IAC) ‘Come Together’ event on July 20th in New York City.

“Do you know of any other nation when faced with rockets that are ready to be launched into its territory that sends leaflets and says, 'please evacuate'?", Schumer said.  “Any other country that tries to reach cell phones of people who live near where Hamas has stored these rockets and say 'please leave'?”

The New York 'Come Together' event, is one of several across the country where the IAC is attempting to rally American support for Israel in its latest conflict with Hamas.

Eric Scheiner
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