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Franklin Lamb (R), author of "US Preparing for a Post-Israel Middle East?" with child murderer Samir Kuntar.

None of the prestigious accomplishments could be verified, but it is clear that Lamb never met an anti-Israel terrorist he didn’t love.  A cursory glance at the places at which Lamb’s writing is published, and where he appears as a media commentator, makes clear his nasty bedfellows.  He appears regularly on Iran’s Press TV, and  Al-Manar.  His writing appears in  Intifada Palestine, Electronic Intifada, CounterPunch, Dissident Voice, Lebanon’s Daily Star and Al Ahram.

Several years ago this reporter began receiving email correspondence from Lamb, who was determined to convert her from her “misguided Zionism.”  In a quirky effort to impress, Lamb sent various pictures of himself in and around Hezbollah bunkers.  In his piece de resistance, Lamb proudly sent a picture of himself with one of the most evil men to walk the planet, Samir Kuntar.

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At age 16, Kuntar led a group of terrorists who infiltrated Israel from Lebanon.  They killed a police officer, and then kidnapped a man and his 4 year old daughter.  When the Israelis closed in, Kuntar shot the father in the back of the head, in front of the child, and then smashed the child’s head against a rock, using his rifle butt.  Kuntar was released by Israel in 2008, in exchange for the bodies of Eldad Regev and Udi Goldwasser, whose kidnapping helped spark the Second Lebanon War.

Anyone who thinks it increases his stature to be photographed next to Kuntar (a) is morally challenged, (b) hates Israel enough to do anything he can to smear the Jewish State, and (c) could not credibly be trusted by anyone in the US government with sensitive material.

 

 

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Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the JewishPress.com. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com
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