After several years of uneasy calm Jerusalem has experienced another terrorist attack killing one person and wounding dozens more. A bomb exploded inside a bag at a crowded bus station on March 23, 2011. This attack follows HAMAS firing over 100 rockets at Israel since the start of the year, 56 of them just last week. President Obama did the politically expected thing of condemning the terrorist attack, but in order to appease his Arab buddies he slipped in a back-handed condemnation of Israel Defense Forces for the deaths of Gaza civilians. There was no mention of Hamas purposely operating out of heavily populated areas and using civilians, including children, as human shields. He also failed to note that the IDF will go out of their way to avoid civilian casualties while the Palestinian terrorist groups indiscriminately target any and all Israelis within reach. How about the part that Israel routinely drops leaflets to warn civilians of upcoming military action in order to spare their lives? These are just a few examples that are never broadcast by the mainstream media or pointed out by the Obama administration. The West has been quick to jump on every opportunity to condemn Israel as its enemies rejoice.
I condemn in the strongest possible terms the bombing in Jerusalem today, as well as the rockets and mortars fired from Gaza in recent days. Together with the American people, I offer my deepest condolences for those injured or killed. There is never any possible justification for terrorism. The United States calls on the groups responsible to end these attacks at once and we underscore that Israel, like all nations, has a right to self-defense. We also express our deepest condolences for the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza yesterday. We stress the importance of calm and urge all parties to do everything in their power to prevent further violence and civilian casualties.
Israel seems to be the whipping boy of the Left under Obama. These attacks on Israel by the Obama administration are part of a policy developed by Obama adviser in the White House, Samantha Power. She wrote a plan calling for the abandonment of Israel as an ally, and embracing the “Palestinians.” Oh… and she is the wife of Obama’s Regulatory “Czar,” Cass Sunstein. The man who is helping the president destroy America by crippling domestic energy production (among other things) while supporting Brazil’s oil drilling in the Gulf in laudatory words and with a $2 billion loan of our money. For Israel, who needs Middle East enemies when you have J-Street and Obama’s Left?