Right-wing journalist Hagai Huberman apologizes for the phrasing of several sentences in an op-ed published online two days ago but says, “I stand by the content of what I said.”
In his piece, Huberman lashed out at Michal Kastan Kedar, whose husband died during Operation Protective Edge.
Interviewed in the Channel 2 studio by a completely antagonistic anchor (“Have you gone off the rails? What you wrote is rude, mean and lowly”), Huberman says, “I will examine the opportunity to apologize to her.” He explains that he paraphrased a known saying and people failed to see the connection and understood his words literally.
The saying he refers to is “The definition of hutzpah is a man who kills his parents and then asks for mercy because he is an orphan.” The closing words of Huberman’s op-ed accuse Kastan Kedar of “killing her husband and crying that she is now a widow.” His line of thinking was that the left is pulling Israel on a path that will lead to more wars and more widows.
“The gist of what I said is circumstances equal casualties. She spoke of returning to the diplomatic process. Diplomatic process equals ceding land. Ceding land equals casualties. History proves it.”