Rupert Murdoch received an award from the U.S. Antidefamation League and delivered an excellent speech in which he spoke of three phases in the campaign to destroy Israel.
“For the first decades after Israel’s founding, this war was conventional in nature. The goal was straightforward: to use military force to overrun Israel. Then came phase two: terrorism. Terrorists targeted Israelis both home and abroad – from the massacre of Israeli athletes at Munich to the Second Intifada. “Now the war has entered a new phase. This is the soft war that seeks to isolate Israel by delegitimising it. The battleground is everywhere: the media … multinational organisations … NGOs. In this war, the aim is to make Israel a pariah.”
The knives were out shortly after, as documented by Sultan Knish – useful in whom it has “smoked out”.