The Jew-Hating Obama Administration

Ben Shapiro is a Senior Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. He is the author of the new book "The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration" (Threshold Editions).


US President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoganOn Monday, three Jewish boys were found dead, murdered by the terrorist group Hamas: Eyal Yifrach, 19; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Naftali Frenkel, 16. Frenkel was an American citizen. The three were kidnapped while hitchhiking some three weeks ago. In the interim, President Barack Obama said nothing about them publicly. His wife issued no hashtags. His State Department maintained that $400 million in American taxpayer cash would continue to the Palestinian unity government, which includes Hamas.

Presumably Frenkel did not look enough like Barack Obama’s imaginary son for him to give a damn. Or perhaps Frenkel hadn’t deserted his duty in the American military, and therefore his parents didn’t deserve a White House press conference. Maybe Michelle Obama was too busy worrying about children’s fat thighs to spend a moment tweeting out a selfie to raise awareness.

Or maybe, just maybe, the Obama administration didn’t care about Frenkel because he was a Jew.

Jewish blood is cheap to this administration. That seems to be true in every administration, given the American government’s stated predilection for forcing Israel into concessions to an implacable and Jew-hating enemy. But it’s particularly true for an administration that has now cut a deal with Iran that legitimizes its government, weakens sanctions, and forestalls Israeli action against its nuclear program. It’s especially true for an administration that forced the Israeli government to apologize to the Turkish government for stopping a terrorist flotilla aimed at supplying Hamas. And it’s undoubtedly true for an administration that has undercut Israeli security at every turn, deposing Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, fostering chaos in Syria and by extension destabilizing Jordan and Lebanon, and leaking Israeli national security information no less than four times.

Now the corpse of a 16-year-old Jewish American is found in Hebron.

The Obama administration’s first response: to call on the Israeli government for restraint. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on June 2, “Based on what we know now, we intend to work with this government.” Now, just a month later, that government has murdered an American kid. And now she says that the Obama administration hopes “that the Israelis and the Palestinians continue to work with one another on that, and we certainly would continue to urge that … in spite of, obviously, the tragedy and the enormous pain on the ground.”

To which the proper Israeli response should be: go perform anatomically impossible acts upon yourself.

The Obama administration had the opportunity to stand clearly against Jew-hating evil. Not only did it fail to do so but it funded that evil, encouraged that evil, militated against fighting that evil. But that’s nothing new. Jew hatred is as old as the Jewish people. It’s just found a new home in the White House.

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  • Cappy1437

    This is the poorest excuse of an administration ever. The loser president and long jaw Kerry will go down in history as the very worst people in U.S. government ever. American people want them ousted.

  • Stick

    No fan of Obama, but why is a teenage murder in Israel something that needs commenting on by a US President? If the teenager were a Christian do you think you would have written this piece? For an example, when is the last time you’ve read anything about those Christian girls sold into slavery in Africa? I’m sure if you push some cash towards Obama his wife can be persuaded to pose with a #hashtag and sorry face.

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  • SecludedCompound

    Wow, this author has serious problems with logic. Frontpage probably shouldn’t use him anymore.

    • Filthy Liar

      Frontpage has serious problems with logic, not just Shapiro.

  • Paul J

    Oh my. “Or maybe…The Obama administration did not care about Frenkel because he was a Jew…Jew hatred…just found a new home in the White House.”
    Oh dear. Oh my. That is a whole sack full of crazy right there boys and girls.

  • garyfouse

    What do you expect? Obama learned his Christianity from Jeremiah Wright.

  • heinleiners

    Must be in league with that ‘Friends of Hamas’ Terror group.

  • mark g.

    These comments are bizarre. This site is a hotbed of total Jewish extremism. Don’t you realize that Israel gets (virtually) everything it wants from Washington? It’s been that way for decades. Count the money. Inventory the missiles and Jets.

    Even Pres. Obama was ready to take out Syria to please the Lobby. OK, so we didn’t bomb Iran (yet). Oh you poor suffering Jews!

    As for these three teens. Tragic. But what are they doing hitch hiking in the Occupied Territories? It’s a war zone. They were seen (correctly) as Jewish colonizers. Very foolhardy. Hopefully, the perpetrator(s) will be caught. In the meantime, Jews must stop with the collective punishment of innocent civilians in the Occupied Territories. Show restraint. Justice for all!

    • TimJ

      Sorry Mark, you are wrong on one point: FrontPage commenters love Jews – as long as they are in Israel. And then only when they can use Jews as a club to beat Obama with.

    • Berceuse

      Thanks for showing us the face of ethnic bigotry, Mark. What size jackboot do you wear? Just curious.

  • labman57

    Life is not a comic book, and it benefits no one to oversimplify a complex situation such as the one present in the Middle East. There is a long history of contempt and mistrust (much of it justifiable) on both sides.

    Not everyone who supports Israel’s existence is a “Zionist extremist who hates all Palestinians” as some might phrase it. And not all who support the cause of the Palestinians are “anti-semitic Jew-haters”. It’s simply not that black and white.

    Furthermore, one is not an anti-Semite simply for questioning the decisions and actions of the Israeli government, nor for suggesting that the U.S. State Department has at times taken an excessively dogmatic, non-pragmatic approach to Middle East diplomatic endeavors.

    If this were the case, then a significant proportion of the Israeli Jewish population would need to be labeled as “anti-Semitic”, as they too have questioned the policies of their own government in its dealings with the Palestinians and the nation’s arab neighbors.

    There are extremist elements in both camps, just as there are in all societies throughout the world. The key is to prevent the more extreme factions from controlling the policy-making in the society.
    Hopefully … eventually … the more moderate and rationally-thinking members of the Israeli and Palestinian governmental bodies will do some soul-searching and find the courage to reach a middle ground that will work in the best interests of both entities. The extremists will not be pleased, but that is unavoidable.

  • Alleged Comment

    The negro was taught to be a radical. Radicals especially hate Jews. As the Bible says teach a kid a way and when he grows up he will not depart from it and if he be negro no one will notice.

    Thus slipped in the first negro usurper hating Jew right into the White House. And you know he would make John Skerry his Secretary of State. You know, the moron and Vietnamese coward to sell tapioca mines to Israel.

  • Mathilda Zubnik

    Note to Obummer: The Jews win. Read the Book.

  • Chon Thais

    wow..check out what our No.1 ally is getting with again. Another
    death with no charges of a 14 year old arab boy. When is America going
    to wake up to these racist wanna be nazis?
    Israeli Army Closes Case on March Death of 14 Year Old Palestinian teen

    (Haaretz)
    Fatally shot in the hip after passing through a breach in the
    separation fence by Hebron, military concludes soldier was aiming at his
    legs.

    The Israel Defense Forces closed its investigation looking
    into the circumstances of the death of Yusef Abu Aker Shawamreh, 14, who
    was killed by live fire in March. No Charges to be filed against the
    soldier! Big Surprise!

  • SantosGarcia

    It will continue to go wrong in America until we have conservative leadership… http://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/america-on-a-collision-course-with-god-yhvh/

  • chagrined

    Stunning irony! The world applauded Germany yesterday while the world condemns Israel’s inhumane, vile, evil murder and abuse of Palestinians.

    Hitler offered six million Jews to any country that would take them – none obliged. Europeans killed Jews and were responsible for the Holocaust, not the Palestinians! European Jewish refugees went to Palestine, took homes and land that belong to the Palestinians making the Palestinians refugees. So Jews are to the Palestinians what Hitler was to them? Are Jews any less evil? Jews owned 7% of Palestine at this time. The oppressed are now the oppressors! Netanyahu makes Hitler look like a choir boy!

    Where is the outrage over the brutal murder of two Palestinian teens by the IDF two weeks before the murder of three Jewish teens. Near 200 more Palestinians killed in Netanyahu time of madness? The terrorist/welfare state of Israel murders Palestinian and Americans with impunity. Americans don’t want to be complicit in Israel’s pernicious, vile, evil abuse of the Palestinians. No one with U.S. citizenship should be living on occupied land. The U.S. should revoke citizenship from all Jews who behave in a manner that is inimical to our values and our credibility. Jews are a constant source of embarrassment to America and as “support for Israel” is a stated reason for the 9-11 attack, they place our security in peril.

    So perhaps you can understand why Americans become very anxious when Israeli leaders come to America. Will their presence provoke another terrorist attack on America? Will Israelis with America citizenship living on occupied land provoke another terrorist attack on America? America and the Palestinians deserve better.

    Of course there are similarities of Israel apartheid and white South Africa apartheid, both vulgar repressions of the most basic human rights of the oppressed. It is time for the world to stand up to this oppression and do to Israel what the world did to South Africa – divestment, boycott and sanctions. We should restore dignity to the Palestinians, return their homes and land stolen by Israeli thugs. END THE OCCUPATION!

  • Yada Emeth

    Yada, Yada, Yada tell the truth……

  • Richie G

    There are many “Jew hating Jews” that support Obama….nothing will sway them…the same way Jews in Hollywood in the 1930′s supported Hitler.