- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 27, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that the president has been “in the lead” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“The president’s leadership has been very strong,” she said on CNN, adding that the presence in the Middle East of Secretary of State John Kerry is a “manifestation of the president’s commitment because it’s a sustained, high-level commitment.”

The California Democrat added that Israel cannot be faulted for defending itself, especially if civilians are accidentally killed because Palestinians are using their people as human shields.

“War is a deadly thing,” she said. “But let me just say that any missile that comes from someplace has a return address. And if Israel is responding to that address, it’s a shame the Palestinians are rumored to be using families and children as shields for their missiles.”



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