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Obama Ignores American Murdered by Palestinians In Israel. He Always Does That. Here’s Why.

On Thursday in Israel, a young American girl was stabbed to death as she lay sleeping in her bed with her teddy bear.

13-year-old Hallel-Yaffa Ariel was part of the Harikud dance national studio; the evening before she was viciously murdered she had performed in Jerusalem with her studio as part of a traveling group that toured the small country. Esther Mirom, the director of the studio, recalled to Israel National News, "Hallel was an amazing dancer. She studied here for five years. What characterized her was her very strong and meaningful quietness. She was graceful and an amazing dancer. She came with her grace and her quiet."

The viciousness of the murder, in which the 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist entered Hallel's room, locked the door, and stabbed her repeatedly as she slept, leaving blood all over the room, engendered an outcry from those who care about innocent lives.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama was silent.

The State Department issued its usual useless proclamation: "We condemn in the strongest possible terms the outrageous terrorist attack this morning. This brutal act of terrorism is simply unconscionable. We extend our deepest condolences to her family."

Meanwhile, Barack Obama was silent.

The German Foreign Ministry, the U.K., and EU envoys to Israel all condemned the attack; the German Foreign Office stated in a rare Hebrew-language statement, “the stabbing of a 13-year-old girl is a new record in atrocious and cruel acts. No religion, no political conflict and no personal frustration can justify the malicious murder of a sleeping child.”

Meanwhile, Barack Obama was silent.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a heartbreakingly poignant and eloquent statement to respond to the brutal murder (see it in its entirety here.)

Meanwhile, Barack Obama was silent.

Fatah’s official Facebook page posted a picture of the murderer, declaring him a Martyr - “Shahid,” their highest honor, according to the Palestinian Authority. WAFA, the official PA news agency, also called him “Shahid.”

Meanwhile, Barack Obama was silent.

This is nothing new for Obama, who routinely goes silent when American Jews are murdered in Israel, or issues statements calling for both sides to avoid escalating tensions.

The political left routinely cites the political right for what it calls dog whistles, in which an individual’s actions are a subtle hint to his/her audience that his personal feelings are in concert with his/her audience’s.

Obama uses the silent dog whistle with the Palestinians, going silent even in instances in which the crime is so horrific that the human soul cries out in revulsion and horror at the barbarity of the act. By doing so, he offers the Palestinians tacit approval of their actions; any truly moral human being would see the difference between one side of the political conflict that teaches its children to demonize their enemies and the other side which actually treats its enemies in hospitals. Any moral person would see the difference between one side, whose leaders utter statements such as, “If you ask me my blunt position, I would say — every place you find an Israeli, slit his throat,” and the other, which yearns for peace.

Obama uses the silent dog whistle with the Palestinians, going silent even in instances in which the crime is so horrific that the human soul cries out in revulsion and horror at the barbarity of the act.

With his consistent silent dog whistle to the Palestinians, Obama encourages them to keep inciting their people to murder innocents; with his silent dog whistle, Obama shows that he refuses to condemn the forces of darkness that prefer death rather than life, that would murder an innocent child holding a teddy bear while she is sleeping.

His silence tells the murderers of Jewish children everything they need to know.

 
 
 

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