Palestinians Plan to Protest ‘Dog’ Obama

P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and translator living in Beersheva and author of the book Choosing Life in Israel. 


President Obama’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, scheduled for Wednesday to Friday next week, may spark violent Palestinian protests. In fact, it’s already doing so.

On Wednesday Israel Hayom reported that the previous day Israeli troops had entered a “refugee camp” near Hebron in the West Bank to detain Palestinians caught throwing Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles. (Almost two decades after the creation of the Palestinian Authority, these “camps”—neighborhoods—are yet to be dismantled because the Palestinian leadership sees their residents eventually moving en masse to Israel itself.)

The Israeli troops found themselves under a life-endangering hail of rocks; returning fire, they killed a Palestinian named Mahmoud Titi and wounded two others.

Titi’s funeral on Wednesday set off further riots.

The above Israel Hayom report notes that Israeli “defense officials…are concerned that the latest incident could incite a spate of violent disturbances in Judea and Samaria,” and that they “believe…certain Palestinian elements are planning to use U.S. President Barack Obama’s momentous trip to Israel next week as the impetus to stoke disquiet.”

There are also tidings of Palestinian intentions not only to direct protests at Israel but also at Obama himself.

Last week Khaled Abu Toameh reported that Palestinian elements were discussing plans to stage anti-U.S. demonstrations during Obama’s visit, block roads leading to the venue of his meeting with PA president Mahmoud Abbas, and that “some activists have even prepared American flags and portraits of Obama that would be set on fire in front of TV crews covering the visit.”

These activists, Abu Toameh notes, are disappointed with Obama because they see him as tilting toward Israel, especially after he refused to support Abbas’s UN statehood bid in November. They also “believe that Iran, and not the Palestinian issue, is now at the top of his list of priorities.”

And this week the Times of Israel described growing tensions over the visit, with the Palestinian Authority demanding that Obama coordinate his tour of Jerusalem with the PA since the city—Israel’s united capital since 1967—is “occupied territory.”

A grassroots group naming itself Palestinians for Dignity “called on Palestinians to take to the streets and protest [Obama’s] visit.” A “satirical image” on the group’s Facebook page

displays the US president as saying in Arabic, “American support for Israel is sacred and we must help it remain militarily superior.” An angry protester in a photo below responds in English, “this is a Welcome kiss from the Palestinian people, dog,” as he hurls a shoe at Obama, an Arab symbol of disdain.

One thing to be pointed out here is that, based on accounts of Obama’s private meeting with American Jewish leaders last week, the Palestinians are indeed likely to find his visit disappointing. In the meeting Obama reportedly said he would not be bringing a “grand peace plan” and “acknowledged that near-term prospects for peace are bleak.”

Although that probably does not mean Obama has given up the pro-Palestinian ideology that led him, in his June 2009 Cairo speech, to portray the Palestinian issue as the Middle East’s gravest problem, Palestinian self-induced adversity as equivalent to the Holocaust, and Israeli settlement construction as a blatant crime, it may well mean he has too much else on his plate and knows another big pitch for the Palestinians means setting himself up for failure.

And it should also be noted that, the more things change, the more the Palestinians stay the same. No quantity of Israeli offers of peace or negotiations, of lavish international attention and U.S. and European aid, alters the goal of eliminating Israel—whether through war or “refugee” inundation—or the resort to violence and claim of grievance and victimhood. Most Israelis understand this, even if it may be too much to hope that Obama will.

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  • objectivefactsmatter

    "These activists, Abu Toameh notes, are disappointed with Obama because they see him as tilting toward Israel, especially after he refused to support Abbas’s UN statehood bid in November.”"

    Anyone who rejects global sharia will be accused of "tilting unfairly."

  • Uriel

    Obama is already Pro Fake the Palestinian state, so this is just islamic propaganda as per usual, they want Obama in their fake state

    • EarlyBird

      In other words, if Obama is shown hatred by the Palestinians, it's really because they love him.

      • reader

        What they're doing is basically a reminder for Obama and the Euros to keep sending the money in. So, in this regard, Obama is kind of a Palvlovian dog indeed.

        • EarlyBird

          Gotcha. And if they take a shot at Obama, it's further proof that they love him, that he's a secret Marxist Muslim agent created by al Queda.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Gotcha. And if they take a shot at Obama, it's further proof that they love him, that he's a secret Marxist Muslim agent created by al Queda."

            Dimwit, it's theater for the sake of the media and gullible consumers of the leftist propaganda production. They're victims. Their violence "proves" it. They're oppressed. Just ask them.

            I'm oppressed too because I want to rule the world and all of these sovereigns won't let me.

          • reader

            Gotha…not really – I already knew you to be an idiot.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "What they're doing is basically a reminder for Obama and the Euros to keep sending the money in. So, in this regard, Obama is kind of a Palvlovian dog indeed."

          I've got an extensive collection of leftist propaganda teaching that the very fact that they are violent proves they are "the victims." This is the primary assumption that "Palestinian" jihadis count on being made every time they "intifada." This is fundamental to their strategy. It is so predictable that it is shameful how few Western politicians will talk about how much we encourage their illicit violence (from the left, which included the media).

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "In other words, if Obama is shown hatred by the Palestinians, it's really because they love him."

        If something is not black then it must be white because there are no other options.

  • logdon

    Maybe the Secret Service guys could collect all the hurled footwear and start a shoe shop for one legged people?

    Or is that to be construed as 'one leggedist?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Maybe the Secret Service guys could collect all the hurled footwear and start a shoe shop for one legged people?"

      There is huge untapped comedy potential in this whole Arab Muslim shoe thing.

      • logdon

        Yet oddly enough we never hear it from the so called 'edgy' comedians.

        Christianity is there like an Aunt Sally with a huge target and hit me plastered on it yet oddly enough we never see the Church of Mecca pilloried in such fashion.

        I wonder why?

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "…oddly enough we never see the Church of Mecca pilloried in such fashion. I wonder why?"

          They probably seize the media immediately after the head is chopped off.

  • kafir4life

    Didn't they get that backwards? President Stinky's (bo) base consider him a god, not a dog. Was that a typo?

  • Guest

    I guess that makes them racist!

    • ziontruth

      Yeah… and Obama a cannibal. ;)

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Yeah… and Obama a cannibal. ;)"

        Good one. I hope they don't read his books.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "I guess that makes them racist!"

      They are racist. Leftists will admit this, but they claim that they are racist because they are oppressed by white imperialists. It's all the fault of the Western elites when they're white.

  • EarlyBird

    Surprised Horowitz allowed this one over the transom, since it helps refute the founding slander of Front Page Mag entirely, that Obama is a hero of violent Palestinians.

    Could it be that they know the facts of the matter, which Obama has been a stalwart friend of Israel?

    • Mary Sue

      Obama THINKS he's a hero of the Palestinians. There's a difference.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Obama THINKS he's a hero of the Palestinians. There's a difference."

        As an official oppressed class, they can whine all they want without being accused of disloyalty by their DP allies. They know this fact very well.

    • reader

      It's just because intellectualy you're not nearly up to par to Horowitz's readers. So, relax, if you don't get it. Don't get a vertigo and make a mess.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Surprised Horowitz allowed this one over the transom, since it helps refute the founding slander of Front Page Mag entirely, that Obama is a hero of violent Palestinians."

      He is a hero to be manipulated. He's a hero for managing to dupe American voters and enabling sharia proponents and jihadis all over the globe and he's a dog for failing to enable the destruction of Israel in a timely manner.

      You're not big on nuance, so I'll keep it simple like that.

    • logdon

      Founding slander?

      Front Page was founded when a wet behind the ears Obama was still nurturing his Alinsky plan 'A'.

  • Mark

    How does one get a "vertigo". Does someone go out and buy it? Reader who are you to tell us we are not up to par with Horowitz?

    • reader

      Simple. I read Horowitz and you are an idiot.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Reader who are you to tell us we are not up to par with Horowitz?"

      We evaluate your statements. Are you EarlyBird's husband? I'm not familiar with your reputation but I do know him. Anyone who defends his lunatic rants has at least one strike against already for that alone.

  • Len_Powder

    "…certain Palestinian elements are planning to use U.S. President Barack Obama’s momentous trip to Israel next week as the impetus to stoke disquiet.”

    I wonder if Obama is planning to make a speech in Gaza or Israel. Has he ever gone ANYWHERE without opening his lying mouth? Maybe as he watches the Palestinians throw rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers he will say to them "You're the reason I'm here!" He seems to identify with all oppressed peoples all over the world. What a guy! No wonder the liberals worship him.

  • Ghostwriter

    Somehow,this doesn't surprise me. Most Palestinians are anti-American anyway. These people burn the American flag two or three times a day.

  • Moll

    Obama is visiting with Abbas in Bethlehem for roughly 4 hrs. HE will also tour the Church of the Nativity. There will be no visit to Ramallah or anywhere else in judea, samaria or gaza. Too dangerous. Nonstate tribal arab security is too insecure.

  • carolwilliams24

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