The White House’s condemnation of Israel’s East Jerusalem construction – something that was explicitly allowed under the temporary freeze Clinton hailed as “unprecedented” – triggered brutally harsh language from the Vice President and an extended tirade by the Secretary of State. So given Obama’s claim that the Palestinians were “condemned in the same way” for inciting riots, just because they were pissed off about Jews being Jewish in Jerusalem…
Obama insisted that despite the highly-public criticism of Israel by various U.S. officials, including Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the U.S. is being fair to both sides. “Yesterday, when there were riots by the Palestinians against a synagogue that had been reopened we condemned them in the same way because what we need right now is both sides to recognize that it is in their interests to move this peace process forward,” Obama told Fox.
… you’d think that the US’s stance was an unequivocal and pointed criticism of Palestinian behavior. Not so much it turns out:
Speaking to reporters Monday, U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said there were American concerns “about the tensions regarding the rededication of a synagogue in the Jewish quarter of the Old City. And we are urging all parties to act responsibly and do whatever is necessary to remain calm.”
Since I’ve been hammering away at them on Twitter, it’s only fair that I direct you to the NJDC’s much-delayed explanation of how their pro-Israel candidate turned out to be such an anti-Israel hack. Apparently it’s your fault. Pointing out that the Democratic President is undermining US-Israel ties “abandon[s] the bipartisan history of strengthening U.S.-Israel ties.”
It’s the “partisans” who are using “unconstructive rhetoric” who are at fault. If you would refrain from pointing out that Obama’s detonating the US-Israel alliance then that would be just like Obama not detonating the US-Israel alliance.
Because the NJDC’s pretend world is the same thing as the real world.
* WaPo: “Biden Flunked” On Israel Trip, Needlessly Alienated Netanyahu [MR]
* Compare And Contrast: Israeli And Syrian “Insults” To Clinton [MR]
* President Obama on Israel: Friends can disagree [Politico]
* Palestinians riot to protest synagogue reopening [CNN]
* NJDC Calls on American Jews, Partisans to “Move Away From Inflammatory, Unconstructive Rhetoric” [NJDC]