Obama Forced Israel to Release Terrorist Who Burned Pregnant Mother and Three Children to Death

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.


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I hope every “Pro-Israel” voter who voted for Obama is proud of themselves right now.

Twenty-two years ago Rabbi Eliezer Weiss lost his wife Rachel and their three young sons in a brutal terrorist attack. The four burned to death in a bus targeted in a firebomb attack.

On Sunday morning, Rabbi Weiss learned that his children’s murderers are expected to go free in a mass terrorist release. The government is planning to free over 100 terrorists, several of them murderers, in a “gesture” to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

A neighbor of Rabbi Weiss, Efraim Holtzberg, recalled the rabbi’s reaction to the news. “He told me he doesn’t understand why the state of Israel invests millions in searching for Nazi criminals around the world,” he told Arutz Sheva.

“Why does the Weisenthal Center track down Nazis who murdered Jews, while here we have Muslim Nazis who murdered Jews, who spilled blood as if it were water, who burned a mother and three children and an unborn baby alive – and they are released? Is there a difference between them and the Nazis criminals?” he asked, quoting Rabbi Weiss.

Holtzberg burst into tears as he recalled the funeral for Rachel Weiss and her children. The four were killed when terrorists hurled a firebomb at a bus full of civilians, setting it on fire.

Three-year-old Netanel and 2-year-old Rafael tried to escape the flames by hiding under a bus seat. Their mother stayed with them rather than escape alone.

“The three children hid under the benches. She was nine months pregnant.”

Two Americans were also wounded in the attack.

Among passengers hospitalized with injuries were Dov Blum, 35, and his wife, Sandy, 33, who immigrated to Israel from the United States nine years ago.

“We`re glad to get out of this alive,“ Blum said.

“It was a civilian target,“ he said. “That`s what terrorists do. They attack innocent people.“

And Obama aids terrorists. What does that make him?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “The government is planning to free over 100 terrorists, several of them murderers, in a “gesture” to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.”

    It’s no wonder the F-ing jihadis think they can win. Appeasement is for those that wish death for themselves by someone else’s hand.

  • Jsjk

    Obama, a terrorist loving scumbag…

    • BenJabo1Machal

      He is one in a carton of12

    • lnfidel

      That’s because the evil b@stard is himself a closet Muslim.

  • OfficialPro

    Well at least the Rabbi gets it. There is NO difference between Nazi fascist war criminals, and Palefakian terrorist murderers.

  • Texas Patriot

    How did Obama “force” Israel to release terrorists? Israel is under no duty of obedience to America or anyone else. The terrorists in question were released because Israel considered it to be in Israel’s best interest to do so. No one had a gun to their head. No one was twisting their arm. It was a voluntary choice by Israel based on considerations of political expediency. Unfortunately, those who voluntarily submit to tyranny cannot thereafter very easily complain of tyranny, and of all the nations on earth, Israel should understand that better than anyone else.

    • tickletik

      Yup.

    • Raymond_in_DC

      Kerry mad SIX trips to the region, meeting repeatedly in Jerusalem, Amman and Ramallah, in a desperate attempt to restart the “peace process” that the Palestinians effectively abandoned more than four years ago. Yet, as far as the US was concerned, it was *Israel’s* fault the non-existent talks were going nowhere. A year or two back, I was reading that then Sec. Clinton was calling on Israel to demonstrate they were serious about peace!

      But just to talk about talking, Abbas presented an ever growing list of per-conditions: no construction for Jews across the “Green Line”, a commitment to future borders based on those same lines, an airport outside Ramallah, a hotel on the Dead Sea shores, and a mass release of prisoners. As Israel resisted on most of these demands, “No prisoners, no talks” became the Palestinian mantra. The US could, in response, have said “No talks, no money”, but didn’t. Kerry wasn’t going to return home empty-handed and, desperate for any kind of achievement in the region, kept up the pressure on Israel to meet the demands. And not just for prisoners from Gaza and the West Bank, Abbas insisted that Israeli Arabs (!) be released too. We’ve seen how Netanyahu under sustained pressure from the US eventually gives in. “Make the deal” seems to have been the US message. In the end, Netanyahu caved, and pressured his Cabinet to go along with it.

      All this has been widely discussed in the Israeli press.

    • AnOrdinaryMan

      Obama might have threatened to cut off certain types of aid to Israel.
      Why did he go to Israel this past March? Most Israelis wondered at the purpose of his visit; conservative talk show hosts said he was going to get the US involved in Syria. But he probably put great pressure on Netanyahu to do his bidding on the “peace process.” Peace? For sure it won’t happen. Wait and see.

      • Texas Patriot

        So what if Obama threatened Israel? American politicians are well known for spending large sums of the American people’s money for reasons that have nothing to do with the best interests of the American people. If Benjamin Netanyahu compromised the security or the integrity of the Israeli people by taking money from corrupt American politicians, that was his choice and his responsibility. Blaming Obama is a smoke-screen.

        • TheOrdinaryMan

          It may not have anything to do with money; it may have something to do with Israeli plans for striking Iran. I strongly doubt that Netanyahu would compromise Israel’s security for mere money. And when you say, “That was his choice and his responsibility,” you’ve tried and convicted Netanyahu already; yet you don’t even know what went down. “Blaming Obama is a smoke-screen.” Really? For what?

          • Texas Patriot

            I tend to agree with these comments at least to this extent. I don’t know what Benjamin Netanyahu’s motives were, and I have not suggested that I do. He may well have had valid strategic objectives in doing what he did, and I suspect that is the case. Barack Obama may also have broader strategic aims in advocating what he has, and I suspect that is the case as well. The bottom line is this. I guess I have always expected more from Mr. Greenfield in terms of serious journalism than he has exhibited in this instance. He is a talented writer, and usually his material is right on point. But in this case his personal attack against Barack Obama seems more like the worst sort of tabloid slander than any attempt at serious journalism. Basically I regard Mr. Greenfield as an important voice in the global war against Islamic jihad, and I will be very disappointed if he does not always strive to give us his best.

          • TheOrdinaryMan

            Mr. Greenfield recounts a jihadi terrorist attack that occurred in 1988; and he brings home the effects it had on the relatives of those who were killed. Barack Obama’s “broader strategic aims” can be discerned by the effects his policies have had on the Middle East. He facilitated the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt; as his June 2009 speech in Cairo made clear. Egypt and the Sinai have been in chaos ever since. In Libya, US supported rebels overthrew Khaddafi, and killed our Ambassador and three embassy staffers last year; while Obama watched in happen and failed to send any reinforcements to our embattled personnel; and the evidence has tended to show that Obama was conducting a gun-running operation to Syria, from Benghazi.(And we still don’t know exactly what happened) Meanwhile, here in the US, Obama allowed someone connected to the Boston bombing to leave the country. (What happened there? Whats the big secret?
            You call yourself a Patriot. OK, fine; but part of that means admitting that Obama aids jihadi terrorists. Netanyahu’s “larger strategic motives” are to protect Israel. So where’s the slander? I don’t understand your comments.

          • Texas Patriot

            “I don’t understand your comments.”

            Obviously not. Don’t worry about it.

    • Bert

      A fair point is raised here. U.S officials have long experience in quietly threatening Israel to keep them obedient. However Israel has long experience in groveling and self-debasement. U.S officials often act reprehensibly but I would put more blame on corrupt cowardly Jewish leaders.

      • Texas Patriot

        I think there have been a lot of well-intentioned people through the years who have done everything conceivably possible to reach a just and lasting peace with the Palestinian Arabs. Unfortunately, it is now clear that the Palestinian Arabs do not want peace with Israel under any circumstances.

        • tickletik

          Agree with everything you said, except the “unfortunately” part. I think it’s a miracle and a blessing from God to protect the common Israeli from the craven half wits running the country.

          • Texas Patriot

            As William Shakespeare said, “All’s Well That Ends Well.”

    • Ken Kelso

      I totally agree. Netanyahu is responsible for releasing these mass murderers.

  • Issy

    Then Israel is just as bad as Obama and the terrorists.

  • JudyBeth

    When will the American citizens begin to realize that Islamic terrorists DO NOT want peace. The qu’ran allows “lying and deceitfulness,” in order to gain the advantage and power over those they consider infidels. Read Wm Federer’s book, “What Every American Needs to Know About the Qu’ran”. I sent copies to every member of the Homeland Security subcommittee on Islamization of America and one to Chairman King. Muslims hate non-muslims and from very early childhood are taught to hate others through rhymes, songs, by parents and Imans in mosques literally ‘brainwashing’ them. There are NO ‘moderate or peaceful’ muslims. Period!

    • kate5778b

      Yes, JudyBeth, they are fighting the infidel ‘using every stratagem of war’ and of course the biggest weapon is deceit.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    I hate to continue to rain on the writer’s clueless parade again, but terrorism is not holy war in the cause of Allah for the establishment of Islam as that is jihad instead. Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were terrorists. Meanwhile, OBL and Nidal Hasan are jihadists, as they were fighting in the cause of Allah for the establishment of Islam in stark contrast. Indeed, in Islam terrorism is blasphemous and a capital offense. In any event, all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another, as jihad isn’t only the highest pillar of Islam; it is also a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims.

    Nevertheless, there can never be peace between Israel and the so-called Palestinians. Hence, making concessions in an attempt to pacify them is exceedingly stupid. You see the whole peace process is Taqiyya or more accurately stealth and deceptive jihad, as the fundamental sole purpose of Islam is to subjugate into Islamic totalitarianism all religions and all infidels via the imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law. Thus, the jihad against Israel is perpetual regardless of the so-called peace process or how many concessions the Israelis stupidly make. Not to mention as well that the jihad against all religions and all infidels is also permanent at least until the entire world has been rendered into Islamic totalitarianism via the imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law.

    • Edward

      You contradict yourself.

      Lots of words, little actual coherent content.

      • tickletik

        He does that a lot.

  • Aaron Wolf

    So… what are the Arabs giving in return?
    That’s what I thought.

    • BS77

      If countries had quick and certain death penalties for terrorist mass murderers , then they could never be released in these sickening deals. End of story.

      • kate5778b

        Israel is meant to give a swift death to murderers; they would be out of sight and out of mind, and it would stop all the ‘bleeding hearts’ on the murderer’s case.

  • DogmaelJones1

    That makes Obama a killer, or a creature who empowers and forgives killers. After all, he’s not Jewish. Doesn’t matter to him. Looks like much of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s “sermons” rubbed off on Obama.

  • tickletik

    Proud of themselves? Or course they are proud of themselves. Where do you think pride comes from? It comes from the state of being totally oblivious to the reality of one’s own self.

    Those vile nasty pieces of excrement who voted for Obama are nothing but proud.

    • Raymond_in_DC

      The US-born Israeli ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, was recently interviewed as his term is approaching its end. Oren tells of his sister, still living in the US, who “loves” Obama. When she was introduced to her idol at a functions, Obama gave her a big hug and she was overcome with emotion. I bet she loves him even more now. Fool.

  • silvergonzales

    Bibi and his munchkin Ehud have the final word.Correct?

  • William Pike

    Please explain why you think Obama is forcing the release of the terrorists. I agree that it seems likely, but your article never address that (which is the title of the article)

  • whiskeytangofoxtrot

    I have yet to see Obama display any positive sentiment for victims. True to the FSB (KGB) model, he glorifies the guilty and crucifies the innocent – I have been waiting since 2008 to glimpse a sign of a genuine heart. Guess what I see.
    As an American citizen I cringe with every deal, idea, and action that man takes.

  • capt_z1

    The PUNK in the White House will not stop until he has killed America and has the whole world bowing to his Muslim brothers

  • Tan

    This is extremely wrong. This makes groups like the National Lawyers Guild look like amateurs. Just as the wages of sin is death, so are the wages of appeasement. Obama is a traitor to this country and a traitor to the Jewish people.

  • Drakken

    Note to Israel, start playing by the same rules those bloody muslims play by, the only good jihadist is a dead jihadist and they can’t be bargained for later, put them on the funeral pyre and throw a pig on it for good measure. You can always hand them back a bucket of ashes as a sign of good faith.

  • garyfouse

    Maybe as a sign of good will we can release Charles manson.

  • INTOLERANTOFEVIL

    The American pansy liberal Jews will still vote for this evil minority president….

  • Bert

    Obama has a habit of doing things against Israel for deliberate spite. The American Jewish community continues to grovel in self-debasement. This groveling actually encourages Obama to continue and to even escalate his personal Jihad against Israel and Jews. The real culprit in all this in not Obama but the Jewish leaders who wallow in their own moral rot.

  • marco

    As an American Jew. This Pisses me the fuck off

  • Texas Patriot

    As a Christian, I come to this debate from a rather different point of view. I do not find the need to “hate” Obama, or to hate Netanyahu, or to hate corrupt American and Israeli politicians, or to hate the Palestinians, or to hate Muslims or to hate Islam. Rather, I feel compelled to forgive my enemies and to pray for the enemies of Truth— from whatever point on the compass they may come.

  • Laura H

    Please, Rabbi Weiss, do not judge all Americans by our idiotic President…many of us are ashamed he is our President.

  • Ken Kelso

    At the end of the day, it was Netanyahu with the support of Peres, Livni and Labor who decided to release these Palestinian mass murderers.

  • Rachel Levy

    Palestinians think their heroes, people who deliberately murder Jews, including Jewish infants and small children. Mass murderer Ahlam Tamimi,who was the mastermind behind the sucide bombing at the Sbarro Pizzeria, was interviewed on Israeli television from her jailcell, when asked if she knew how many children she killed she replied about 3 “I think their were about 3″,when told she killed 8 children she smiled and laughed. Recently,this same evil woman,who was unjustly free in the Gilad Shalit ransom transaction, was interviewed on Arabic terrorist television station where she said she was “disappointed” at first the death toll from the bombing was only 4. She got on a bus,after directing the human bomb to his destination the Sbarro Pizzeria,filled with teenagers,and families with small children. When the casualities started to go up, according to Israeli radio,she got excited,and said all the Arabs on the bus in East Jerusalem were congragulating each other.