The Obama Administration Continues to Abandon Israel in Fighting Terror

Once again, the Obama administration has refused to stand with Israel as it confronts terror.

On January 8, 2017, a terrorist rammed a group of soldiers who had just exited a bus in Jerusalem. At least four were killed. The US State Department made the following statement in response:

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific vehicular attack by a terrorist in Jerusalem.‎ There is absolutely no justification for these brutal and senseless attacks. We‎ condemn the glorification of terrorism now or at any time and call on all to send a clear message that terrorism must never be tolerated.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the four Israeli soldiers who were killed, and we hope for a full and fast recovery of those injured.”

Stating their is “no justification” for violence but NOT stating that America stands by Israel and the people of Israel in combatting terror IS JUSTIFYING TERROR. The Obama administration just let a UN resolution claiming that the 1949 Armistice Lines are actual borders is a reward for terror. Propping up the acting President of the Palestinian Authority whose term expired eight years is rewarding terror.

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Israeli security forces after car ramming attack in Jerusalem
(photo: AP:AHMAD GHARABLI)

Consider the State Department’s response to the car ramming attack in Nice, France:

“Today’s horrendous attack in Nice is an attack against innocent people on a day that celebrates Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.

On behalf of all Americans, and especially the great many with close ties to France, I offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family of those who were killed and our hopes for a speedy recovery to those who were injured.

I was proud to stand alongside French leaders earlier today at Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, and the United States will continue to stand firmly with the French people during this time of tragedy. We will provide whatever support is needed.

Our embassy in Paris is making every effort to account for the welfare of U.S. citizens in Nice. Any U.S. citizens in Nice should contact friends and family directly to inform them of their well being.”

This US administration has done this to Israel time and again.

Consider the attacks in the fall of 2015, as detailed in “Select Support in Fighting Terrorism from the US State Department.” The US stood by the governments of Chad, Lebanon and France in terrorist attacks. But not Israel.

In reviewing the global terrorism in the summer of 2015, as detailed in “The US State Department Does Not Want Israel to Fight Terrorism,” the US supported the governments of Turkey, Afghanistan and Cameroon in combatting terrorism. But not Israel.

The terrorism of January 8 , 2017 fell out on the Jewish fast day of the 10th of Tevet. It is a holiday where the Babylonian leader Nebuchadnezzar began to lay siege to Jerusalem.  The city would not fall for another 30 months, but Jews have commemorated the beginning of the siege for 2500 years. History has shown that calamities often do not come out of the blue, but start with incremental steps. Each one is a tragedy.

Just a few weeks ago, the Obama administration let a UN resolution pass which stated that it was illegal for Jews to live in the entirety of the Old City of Jerusalem. Obama once again continued to make clear that it will not stand with Israel while Jews are murdered in the city.

A question for Jews to ponder is whether the commemoration of the US abandoning Israel should be marked on December 23 when the UN Resolution 2334 passed, or January 20, 2008, when Obama was elected to office.


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John Kerry: The Declaration and Observations of a Failure

US Hypocrisy – “Reasonableness and Restraint”

Ban Ki Moon Stands with Gaza

Ban Ki Moon Understands Why People Kill Israelis

The Palestinians aren’t “Resorting to Violence”; They are Murdering and Waging War

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7 thoughts on “The Obama Administration Continues to Abandon Israel in Fighting Terror

  1. I think you are nitpicking here.

    First of all, the Nice attack killed over 80 (I think) and this included American citizens.

    Secondly, the French Government is not preventing the creation of a secure border between Israel and the Territories that would have prevented yesterday’s attack. That’s the REAL issue, not American rhetoric.

    Glenn Tamir Shorashim, Misgav

    On Sun, Jan 8, 2017 at 9:03 PM, FirstOneThrough wrote:

    > First.One.Through posted: “Once again, the Obama administration has > refused to stand with Israel as it confronts terror. On January 8, 2017, a > terrorist rammed a group of soldiers who had just exited a bus in > Jerusalem. At least four were killed. The US State Department made the” >

  2. In the Obama Administration Jerusalem statement “terrorism” is cited while the source of the terrorism is left unspecified. In the Obama Administration Nice statement a “horrendous attack” is cited without specifically characterizing it as terrorism and, again, no source is cited.

    In both statements the dead are referred to as “killed” not “murdered.”

    One of the takeaways, besides those cited in the Article above, is that the Obama Administration continues to be obsessed with 1) disassociating the word Islam from the word terrorism, even to the extent of leaving open the possibility that the murdered “killed” Israelis were the terrorists and, 2) making certain to avoid any suggestion that the overwhelmingly, even exclusively, non-Muslim victims of Islamic terrorism were, in fact, murdered.

    The Obama Administration’s preference for “killed” permits the possibility of inadvertent, unintended, accidental death. The usage “killed” over the more accurate “murdered” strips the event of a suggestion of premeditation, strips the event of an intention to kill and/or elevates it to justifiable homicide.

    The recent Obama Administration inspired U.N. Security Council Resolution inventing claims of an “illegal” Israeli “occupation” of a newly invented (discovered?) Palestinian city of Jerusalem, a Resolution likely to be followed this week by worse, also for many justifies “legalizes” murdering Israelis and further incites the murder of non-Muslims.

    When it comes to the Obama Administration, its legislative arm, the U.N. Security Council, and radical Islamic terrorism, it it is high time that we admit there is no hope in that hell.

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