The Obama Intifada
Column: How coddling Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas led to terrorism in Israel
BY: Matthew Continetti
October 16, 2015 Free Beacon
More than 30 dead in Israel as Palestinians armed with knives attack innocents. What’s responsible? A campaign of incitement, which slanderously accuses Jews of intruding on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and murdering Arab children in cold blood.
And who is legitimizing this campaign? None other than Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, whom President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have long held up as a peacemaker. “I think nobody would dispute that whatever disagreements you may have with him, he has proven himself to be somebody who has committed to nonviolence and diplomatic efforts to resolve this issue,” Obama told writer Jeffrey Goldberg in 2014.
That’s a strange view of commitment. This is the same Abbas, remember, who rejected then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s absurdly generous 2008 peace offer. The same Abbas who resisted negotiations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the 10-month settlement freeze in 2010, which Obama demanded explicitly on the grounds that it would give Abbas the cover he needed to begin talks.
Well, Obama can’t exactly blame it on Boosh. Promoting Abbas as a peacemaker, what nonsense. Only in Obama’s dreamworld is there a willing partner named Palestine to make a deal with. It’s already known Obama wants to apply the same Iran formula to Korea. That doesn’t look likely. He’s desperate to apply his talents somewhere, division is his specialty.
Then Obama and his henchmen blame Israel for excessive force and say they are engaged in terrorism. Funny, terrorists don’t mind being called terrorists. Sometimes it might be a compliment. But Obama goes with saddling the label on Israel, and cries “excessive force” when there is actually an organized effort from Abbas. It’s being called another intifada. If anyone else, he would call it hate crimes.
Terrorists post videos teaching Palestinians “How to Stab a Jew”
Terrorists have posted videos and manuals on social media to teach Palestinian supporters — even children — “how to stab a Jew.”
Israel’s UN ambassador, Danny Danon, displayed a how-to manual before a meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday.
“You can see with this picture what incitement looks like,” he said while showing a page.
And Obama’s people are concerned about Israel’s use of force, in self defense?