These are hard times. The Middle East is awash in a sea of blood, while we play over the right words to describe what's going on. And yet, words are so vitally important: When we're naming things about a conflict, we're focusing our lens, deciding on what to see and what to skip. With the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, we're judging truth from a distance, but that doesn't mean our vision can't be clear, sharp and just. But for that to happen - for us to see the whole complex picture - we've got to access all the words, hear all the stories. One story simply can't swallow the other story. So, nothing could be more lethal than the U.S. government and media - our "authentic" source of words, by the way - legalizing Israel's story.