"I don't want to take part in antisemitic operations or those that negate Israel's right to exist in the region. I see Israel as a liberal, modern state with a religious character. Israelis have a right to defend themselves.
"Take the war on Gaza...Hamas started it...They refused to speak to Israel, fired rockets at it and caused it to defend itself."
"Now the Israel haters want to muddy the waters. They want to play with your perceptions. They want to play the pea and thimble trick. They want to claim the Palestinian Authority and the actors as part of their campaign.
"We should not fall into this trap. We should not take part in their pea and thimble game playing."