Israeli Woman Official: I Asked Michelle Obama To Condemn Hamas For Rape, Murder Of Women, And Got Silence

Obama reportedly warned Israelis and their sympathizers not to “harden their hearts” after murders and rapes.
In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Former First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the virtual convention on August 17, 2020. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Handout/DNCC via Getty Images)
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A female Israeli official said that when she asked former first lady Michelle Obama to condemn Hamas for its vicious attack on Israeli women including multiple rapes and murders in the October 7 massacre, she was met with silence.

May Golan, Minister for the Advancement of the Status of Women of Israel, was interviewed by host Erel Segal on Israel’s Channel 14 on Saturday and pointed out Michele Obama’s full-throated condemnation of Boko Haram, when the terrorist group kidnapped 276 girls en masse from a school in Nigeria. Obama, who started a hashtag campaign titled #BringBackOurGirls, later said of the kidnapping, “Why, two years ago, would terrorists be so threatened by the prospect of girls going to school that they would break into a dormitory in the middle of the night?”

Golan slammed women’s groups that have remained silent about the horrors suffered by Israeli women and girls on October 7, saying, “It’s impossible to trust these institutions anymore. From my perspective, they don’t have any relevance anymore.”

Golan noted that Michelle Obama had called to return the girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, prompting Israelis to sympathize with their plight, she continued that Obama had said nothing when Golan asked her to condemn Hamas. “Not a word. And we approached her …”

“Oh, this is new. You approached Michelle Obama — ” Segal prompted.

“Unambiguously,” Golan interrupted.

“ — please condemn the case of the slaughter of the 7th of October, and Michelle Obama did not agree to condemn it?” Segal finished.

“I’ll tell you more than that,” Golan answered. “I sent her a description, in authentic, sworn testimony, by people who told about the collection of severed female organs from women who had been raped, on broken pelvises, about shocking things that … I don’t want to continue to say in the Israel media. We know that the request has been received. She is not in a political position; she can certainly respond. Silence from her, from all the other female celebrities.”


Roughly a week after the October massacre, Michelle Obama spoke at New York City’s 92nd Street Y. She sympathized with the Israeli women, according to The Messenger, but the outlet did not report she said anything about condemning Hamas.

“I’m like all Americans watching the images coming out of the region,” Obama reportedly stated. “I can say that, as a mother, I cannot wrap my arms around how people must be feeling. I can’t get the images of those young people who were gunned down attending a music festival because those kids were the age of my daughters.”

“Michelle said that there are ‘really no words’ to be offered ‘on that kind of trauma,’” The Messenger reported. Obama then reportedly warned Israelis and their sympathizers not to “harden their hearts” in the face of the murder and savage rape of their women, saying, “What I think about and what I pray for is that seeing those images gives people strength rather than hardens their hearts. Because when our hearts get hardened because of those kinds of acts, then we lose sight, and we lose our resolve for peace, and that’s something we cannot do.”

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