On Wednesday morning in Jerusalem life began to return to some semblance of normalcy. Worshipers returned to the Kehilat Bnai Torah synagogue, which was attacked the day before because as Akiva Pollack, a paramedic who was one of the first to the terror scene on Tuesday stressed it was important to return to normal. “When I see the synagogue full, I know they are the people who believe the synagogue will not close but will be strengthened. What we need to do is come back here and pray.”
It’s natural at times like this for thoughts to turn to how such a thing could happen. How people in a holy sanctuary wearing the tools of their faith, Tallis and Tefilin, trying to connect to God through the words and emotions of their prayers could be slaughtered. How an arm wrapped seven times between the wrist and the elbow by the strap of the Tefilin to serve as a “sign” and “remembrance” that God brought the Jews out of Egypt to the holy land they now prayed in, could be hacked off by such evil.
The day of the attack Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu justifiably blamed the incitement led by Palestinian President Abbas for the attack. But not all of the incitement comes from Abbas. Hatred is also generated by a EU that uses a hatred of Israel as a cover for the hatred of Jews they embraced seventy plus years ago.
Palestinian violence is also incited by the administration of Barack Obama, whose public criticism of Israel and desire for an ethnically pure East Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria is not only unprecedented for a President of the United States in its scope and cruelty, but it serves as nourishment for the Palestinian hatred of the Jews.
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This President insists that East Jerusalem must be Judenrein (“clean of Jews”). He not only rebukes Israel when it builds apartments for Jews in Jerusalem, but when Jews independently purchase homes in East Jerusalem.
Name one other people and one other place in the world where the Obama administration bans people from living. He insists for example, the Russian army leave the Ukraine but Russians are allowed to live anywhere they want. If I was to sell my house with a “for sale” sign saying “no blacks,” Obama’s justice department would rightfully come after me. The only people in the world this president bans from living anywhere in the world they wish, are the Jews. Allow me to say that again. The only people in the world this president bans from living anywhere in the world they wish, are the Jews.
Don’t you think the Palestinians see that? That the government of the United States believes East Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria should be Judenrein? Obama’s anti-Semitic desire for ethnic cleansing feeds the terrorist’s hatred. It promotes the Palestinian culture of incitement and hatred.
The terrorists who invaded the holy space and killed four men reaching out to their God, were suckled at the teat of President Obama’s demand that there are areas of the world that must be free of Jews almost as much as they were fed by the incitement of Fatah and the Palestinian Authority.
If the Palestinian Authority is criticized (and they should be), Obama’s incitement should be outed also.