Obama Allies Blast Israel, Endorse Hamas

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


During the Democratic National Convention, the mention of restoring Israel to the platform got boos from the floor. And now some of the Muslim organizations linked to Obama are reminding us of why.

The Obama-aligned American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) issued a statement condemning “the continuing Israeli aggression and indiscriminate slaughter of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.”

The statement omits all mention of terrorism and continued rocket assaults on Israeli citizens that have already claimed the lives of three people. It omits any mention of the week of Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel that preceded the Israeli retaliation. More than 500 rockets have been fired at Israel since Saturday.

“ADC calls on the Obama Administration to stop supporting the continued Israeli aggression, and take measures to stop Israel’s continued violations of international and human rights laws,” the statement continues, without citing specific violations.

The ADC urges supporters to deluge the White House with phone calls to demand “immediate pressure on Israel to end its violent aggression,” as well as that “Israel immediately lift its illegal blockade and siege of Gaza.”

The “siege of Gaza” is of course there to check Hamas. Anyone calling for an end to the siege of Gaza is providing aid and comfort to Hamas.

Meanwhile, another controversial Muslim group courted by the Obama administration articulated its own sharp criticism of Israel. An official of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for Palestinian violence against Israelis.

“Palestine is a land occupied by foreign settlers,” CAIR official Cyrus McGoldrick asserted Thursday on Twitter. “They have the right to resist, to defend themselves, ‘by any means necessary.’”

An FBI officer once designated CAIR a “front for Hamas.” Its officials have been welcomed to the White House by the Obama administration on at least 20 occasions, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

  • PaulRevereNow

    There was a country created for Palestinians in 1920, by the British; it was called Transjordan. Did the Palestinians move there? Not very many. Instead, most concentrated their energies on killing the Jews that had emigrated from Europe. Riots in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Hebron, in 1920's and 1930's
    (there was even a pogrom in Safed, in 1834) claimed the lives of hundreds of Jews. They've been killing Jews for a long time; thus the only thing Hamas understands is war to the knife. And the only way to really stop the rockets is to subdue Hamas, and occupy Gaza, once again.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The continuously odious and assanine pronouncements of the Islamist propagandists have
    willing ears in Mullah Obama's circle of Muslim admiring enablers. Today Obama may have to
    speak to Israeli rights to self defense but he will find a way to wiggle out of everything he says
    and somehow make Israel guilty for Islamist murder and agression. The few true friends
    Israel has in American Government must expose the truth of the atrocious lies covering
    behavior of Hamas and the myriad of Islamist fronts for war against Israel. A thorough
    removal of Hamas from Gaza, cleansing it of the killers and barbarian culture will help
    to restore a semblance of normalcy to Israeli life. However, the entire Muslim World must
    be put on notice that continuing the agression and hate against Israel must end and
    serious steps must be taken towards that goal or Islamist instigated bloodshed will
    continue to grow over the Earth like the plague it is……………………………………William

  • Horace

    Obama will mouth support for Israel's right of self defense, and even resupply Israel with weapons and ammunition for a while. He will bide his time to the point where Israel is really dependent on his word on something because their back is really to the wall and then screw them in hopes of bringing Israel down and destroying it. For example he will wait till Israel is fully deployed in Egypt, Gaza and Lebanon, and seem to guarantee he has Israel's back, and Israel will be overextended and vulnerable, and then he'll find a way to cut them off at the knees. See also the fable of the scorpion and the frog for the general idea about muslim promoters like Obama and Hilary C. as allies for Israel in their hour of need. Israel should make sure they are self sufficient for true security in this world. Obama Clinton and Abedin are way too cozy with Morsi and his brotherhood.