BREAKING: Israel Stands Up for American… Obama’s Response Is Sickening
American-born rabbi Yehuda Glick, who had campaigned for Jews to be allowed to pray at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, was shot four times by an Islamic Jihad-affiliated assailant on Wednesday. This assassination attempt alone was news, with Israel closing the Temple Mount until Friday for security reasons, invoking the wrath of Palestinian President Abbas and various other extremists.
However, the bigger story might just be the response of Obama and his surrogates.
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Proving yet again that there’s no situation that cannot be made worse by our head of state – especially if it involves Israel – various administration officials chided Israel for taking steps to secure itself in the wake of the attack. According to PJ Media, Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the measures taken by Israel in a statement released Thursday evening.
“The Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount must be re-opened to Muslim worshipers and I support the long-standing practices regarding non-Muslim visitors to the site,” the statement read in part. “The continued commitment by Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians to preserve the historic status quo at this holy site is critical; any decisions or actions to change it would be both provocative and dangerous.”
In other words: an American-born rabbi protests for Jews to be allowed to worship at the Temple Mount. An Islamic extremist shoots him, and Israel temporarily closes the Temple Mount to prevent violence. Kerry releases a statement that says Israel doesn’t have a right to security within their own borders, and furthermore, blames the victim of the attack for being “provocative and dangerous.”
Amazing. This administration has figured out yet another way to reward terrorism. I figured they’d be fresh out, but nope.
Kerry also added that he was “in close touch with senior Israeli, Jordanian, and Palestinian leaders to try to de-escalate the situation.” Given Kerry’s track record, expect war by late next week.
Islamic Jihad and Hamas both issued statements praising Glick’s shooting and called for a “battle of liberation” in response. (Is this the “historic status quo” Kerry is trying to preserve?)
It hasn’t been a good month (or year, or administration, but let’s stick with this month) for Obama vis á vis Israel. There was the unnamed administration official who compared Netanyahu to the fecal matter of a chicken. (If Netanyahu is the chickensh**, why is that administration official unnamed?)
The aforementioned John Kerry also stated that Israel was the main cause of violence in the Middle East, which I’m sure came as news to the Islamic State and Hamas. There were also the president’s “deepest condolences” to the family of an American citizen suspected of terrorism who was killed by the IDF.
Hopefully it gets better from here on in, but let’s face it, you and I both know the chances of that.
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