An open letter of apology to the media:

My letter to the world media:

This is currently featured in The Times of Israel:

A letter of apology.

Dear Editor

Please allow me to apologise on behalf of all the citizens of the State of Israel. I humbly apologise to you and your readers and to the world for our leaders defending our right to live. Here in Israel, we consider living a basic human right.
The indignation of journalists, commentators and your readership has prompted them to spew forth some of the most vile invective we have seen other than that of Der Sturmer circa 1940’s and the letters and op-eds posted in your publication have educated me in a new level of hatred.
I apologise that it is left up to our army to make sure that the citizens of Gaza are evacuated from dangerous zones safely through pamphlets, text messages and roof knocking. I guess my text message and pamphlet were lost due to Hamas being on strike. Literally.
I apologise that we have not racked up those large numbers of Israeli casualties you were hoping for. I apologise for a government who values my life and those of my fellow citizens so much they do anything in their power to protect it. Whatever internal squabbles we may have or policies we agree or don’t agree on, life is valuable. I am sorry for our defense forces, made up of representatives of all sectors of Israeli society, who both prepare us and defend us with their lives. I am sorry for our Iron Dome batteries that intercept the rockets aiming for our death and destruction. For those of you calling Israel an Apartheid state, Iron Dome makes no distinction between Jew, Christian or Arab. We are all targets.
I apologise that our government has made sure that we are equipped with bomb shelters and know how much time we need to take cover. I am sorry that Hamas prefer to build weapons smuggling tunnels instead of protecting their citizens but the “death industry” (their words not mine – google it yourself) has proven more lucrative than saving lives.
Most of all, I am sorry that this upsets you so much that in countries across the world you choose to take out your frustration on members of the Jewish community, attacking people physically, in the media and in barely disguised hateful press releases.
Please accept my humble apologies for any inconvenience we may have caused you.

Rolene Marks

4 thoughts on “An open letter of apology to the media:

  1. Shame on you. How many have died due to the “rockets” coming into Israel? And how many palestinians have been killed by you? Little children and women who have no ties to the political problems you have with palestine. Is it right to enjoy killing them? SHAME ON YOU! is all i can say. If you cant see the inhumanity before your eyes, then there are no words for you.


    • Ams, are you stupid? Did your mother drop you on your head when you were a baby? Or are you simply ignoring the facts? Israel spends money to protect its civilians. Bomb shelters, gas masks, training, warning systems… all needed because terrorists are targeting Israeli citizens. The terrorists on the other hand… use their citizens to protect the missiles the terrorists are firing at Israel.
      Me, I’m a simple man. Sitting here in the wilds of Canada, I keep thinking the Israelis are not reacting the right way to all those rockets the barbarians are launching… If I were in charge, I would reply rocket for rocket. But the ones I’d send back would be bigger and immediate. People in those Gaza neighbourhoods would soon learn that they have two choices, suppress Hamas themselves, or clean up the half mile ring of rubble that would be left after Hamas fired a rocket.


  2. Dear Rolene Marks,
    I’d like to apologize to you for the idiotic people who are upset about Israel defending it’s people. Unfortunately, a lot of villages have misplaced their idiots. Many of those idiots were hired by television and newspapers as reporters and commentators after extensive training (or is that brain washing?) in how to ignore facts.
    Again, my apologies for the idiots.

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  3. I read this article by you on Times of Israel first and then to appreciate that, I came onto your website and also sent you a friend’s request on Facebook. I apologize to you for some (or many) idiots who cannot understand the facts and go crazy through religious cults. I support Palestine and Israel. I condemn the brutal acts by Hammas. Thanks


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