In his final insult to the decades-long legacy of American leadership and moral fortitude, President Obama chose to castigate the Jewish State of Israel, America’s foremost ally in the Middle East, and abandon America’s policy of standing in solidarity with the Israelis.
By exclusively focusing on the red herring of Jewish “settlements,” Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry, attempted to shift the focus from the constant terror threat faced by Israel to the building of Israeli houses on land they legally occupy. Voting to abstain from a resolution accusing Jews of illegally occupying the Western Wall, one of the most sacred sites in Jewish history, President Obama has cemented his foreign policy legacy as the second coming of Jimmy Carter — but with four more years and a lot more “audacity” to do even worse damage.
What the Obama administration can’t get itself to admit is a self-evident fact that has made stability in the Middle East elusive for all these years: sectarian violence.
No act more clearly expresses this seething hatred against the Jewish people as terrorism. In the last few months, the Jewish State has been bombarded by a consistent wave of terror attacks. Here’s a complete list of terror attacks in Israel…since Thanksgiving.
1. November 27: ISIS fighters fire mortars and unleash a salvo of bullet at the Israeli Defense Forces stationed near the Golan Heights in an ambush attack. IDF soldiers managed to kill four terrorists. There were no Israeli casualties.
2. December 12: ISIS fighters fire rockets from the Sinai Peninsula aimed at the Israeli border crossing with Egypt. The rockets failed to cross over into Israel. Instead, they landed in Egyptian territory.
3. December 14: A Palestinian lone wolf terrorist stabs two police officers and a 12-year-old boy in the head with a screwdriver in East Jerusalem.
4. December 14: A Palestinian gunman shoots at a vehicle carrying Israelis in Ramallah, West Bank.
5. December 19: A Palestinian gunman shoots at a vehicle carrying Israelis near Ofarim, West Bank.
6. December 23: A Palestinian lone wolf terrorist stabs a 50 year old Israeli man near outside of his home in Efrat, West Bank.
7. January 3: Several Palestinians riding motorcycles ram through a temporary roadblock, injuring two Israeli border officers.
Another incident that the Israeli government suspects was partly caused by terrorists were the Nov. 22-24 destructive fires that swept through Israeli forests and wildlife areas near densely populated urban centers, causing 50,000 people to evacuate their homes. At least 130 people were admitted to the hospital as a result. As the New York Times reported, “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attributed the fires to ‘natural and unnatural’ causes and said that ‘any fire caused by arson or incitement to arson is terrorism in every sense of the word, and we will treat it as such.'” The reaction from the Palestinians seemed telling, as the Times highlighted:
Some Palestinians were celebrating the fires on social media, posting congratulatory messages on Facebook. “Enjoy the burning of your homes, you Zionists,” one wrote. Others described the fires as divine retribution for legislation being advanced in Israel, with Mr. Netanyahu’s backing, to ban or restrict the use of loudspeakers by mosques and other houses of worship across Israel.