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{Originally posted to the FrontPage Mag website}
In response to a violent orgy of Muslim terror stabbings of Jews in Jerusalem and elsewhere around Israel, the State Department condemned terrorism on both sides.

As the number of Israelis murdered during a streak of Palestinian terrorism continues to rise, the Obama administration sought to equate the sides and told reporters that, in its view, Israel is guilty of terrorism.

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“Individuals on both sides of this divide are—have proven capable of, and in our view, are guilty of acts of terrorism,” State Department Spokesman John Kirby told reporters following questions about the spike in violence.

Kirby also said the administration has obtained “credible reports” of Israelis using excessive force as it deals with a rash of terrorist murders carried out by Palestinians seeking to cause havoc and spark an intifada.

“We’re always concerned about credible reports of excessive use of force against civilians, and we routinely raise our concerns about that.”

State couldn’t give any actual examples of this excessive force, but it’s not like the facts matter here. Kerry blamed the murder of Jews… on Jews.

A “massive increase in settlements” built by Israel in recent years has led to the “frustration” and “violence” now stoking its decades-old conflict with the Palestinians, US Secretary of State John Kerry said at Harvard University on Tuesday night.

In his most extensive comments yet on the terror wave– which has claimed the lives of dozens in the last two weeks– Kerry said a permanent resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was becoming increasingly elusive, thus aggravating tensions on the ground.

“What’s happening is that, unless we get going, a two-state solution could conceivably be stolen from everybody,” Kerry said. “And there’s been a massive increase in settlements over the course of the last years, and now you have this violence because there’s a frustration that is growing.”

Now Obama has spoken out asking the PLO and Israel to tamp down the rhetoric.

Asked about the situation Friday, Obama stressed that Israel “has a right to maintain basic law and order and protect its citizens from knife attacks and violence on the streets.”

At the same time, he said, “We also believe that it’s important for both [Israeli] Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu and Israeli elected officials and [Palestinian] President [Mahmoud] Abbas and other people in positions of power to try to tamp down rhetoric that may feed violence or anger or misunderstanding.”

A day earlier, Netanyahu appeared to take a swipe at the Obama administration and others who have urged both sides to stop the violence in Israel — saying the country’s “friends” should not “draw false symmetry” between Israeli victims and Palestinian attackers.

Obama isn’t Israel’s friend so it couldn’t be referring to him.

What rhetoric is Netanyahu supposed to tamp down. Maybe Israel should stop all those broadcasts describing Israeli children who murder Muslims as martyrs? Oh sorry, those are broadcasts on the terrorist side.

This is an administration that has no problem condemning Israel. But it simply can’t condemn their pet PLO terrorists. Even when they ask the PLO to stop inciting violence, they have to spread it around to both sides.

There’s a difference between anger over terrorist attacks and actually promoting terrorist attacks. People have a right to be angry over terror attacks. Remember Bush with the bullhorn at Ground Zero. There’s a big difference between that and celebrating and promoting the murder of Jews.

While PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas professes the PA’s alleged wish for peace, his own Fatah movement is busy glorifying murder as “a symphony of love for Jerusalem.”

The cartoon above tweeted by Fatah, shows a masked man playing a knife as a violin, using a key for bow which symbolizes the “return” of Palestinians on the backdrop of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. It warns Israelis of more stabbing murders – “If the occupation wants to hear it again and again…” It appeared on Fatah’s official Twitter account with the following text:

Obama needs to hear it again and again.

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46 COMMENTS

  1. Obama is the Chicago Communists’ Val Jar’s puppet, and the Weathermen’s friend… he is destroying American values and fostering Islamic Sharia law and values, harboring and keeping safe both urban and external terrorists, while smiling with his transgender wife and eugenics children, and including James Abourezk’s students in his administration… a lover of terrorists as well…when does treason become acceptable behaviour?

  2. islam is Fundamentally Bad for America.

    There are 3 primary rules and one supporting rule in islam.

    Primary Rules of islam

    1. Infidels must be converted to islam. Qur’an:8:39 “Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah.”

    2. Infidels who will not convert must pay a tax to islam. Qur’an:9:29 “Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission.”

    3. Infidels who do not convert or pay the tax must be KILLED. Qur’an:9:5 – “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”

    Supporting Rule

    • All members of islam are allowed to LIE to Infidels if the LIE supports the growth of islam. Taqiyya

    Ask a muslim or anyone who follows islam if they are allowed to pick and choose which parts of the qur’an to follow? To follow islam is to adhere to every word in the qur’an.

    This means there is no such thing as a Moderate muslim. For someone to follow the qur’an they must submit which means you must submit one way or the other.

    They really are trying to convert you, tax you, or KILL you.

    I stand by my words; islam is Fundamentally Bad for America.

  3. Our president has a reputation for mental brilliance. When it comes to Israel, the brilliance is lacking. He seems to lack the capacity to see the facts as they are. Dissing Bibi while ignoring the truth of the PA president ABBAS and his urging "the Arab children" to attack, to kill Jews is sickening.
    Typical of the UN in it's "even-handed" approach to the reality of the Arab desire to destroy Israel and all JEWRY. Actuallt Nazism in a newer format.
    Mr. Obama, NEVER AGAIN!!!!

  4. Obama is the reason for the violence in Israel. His attitude toward Israel and Jews was a signal seen and heard around the world that set off massive anti-Semitic waves of attacks on Jews; if the leader of the US promotes such strong feelings of dislike toward Israel and Jews, it must be okay to exhibit those same feelings for everyone else…. his biased opinions on everything that happens in Israel being Israel's fault has led to the Palestinian's bold attacks on Jews, with them knowing all will be seen to favor their cause. He is responsible, and to say PM Netanyahiu needs to tone it down shows his arrogance and lack of ability to accept responsibility for the chaos he put into play.

  5. Since US leaders like the Palestinians so much, we should gift them with at least a half million migrants. Deport the rioters to the US and apply sovereignty according to the sovereignty plan that's already been drawn up. Then we'll have a chance for peace. It is despicable and immoral how the US equalizes Israel with the terrorists.

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