Obama Condemns Bombing in Yerushalayim, Urges “Calm”

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obamaPresident Barack Obama condemned the bombing in Yerushalayim today that killed one person and injured at least 30 others, as well as rockets and mortars fired from Gaza in recent days.

“There is never any possible justification for terrorism. The United States calls on the groups responsible to end these attacks at once and we underscore that Israel, like all nations, has a right to self-defense,” Obama said in a written statement.

He also expressed condolences for the deaths of Palestinians in Gaza on Tuesday and urged all sides to do everything they can to prevent violence civilian casualties.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms the bombing in Jerusalem today, as well as the rockets and mortars fired from Gaza in recent days. Together with the American people, I offer my deepest condolences for those injured or killed. There is never any possible justification for terrorism. The United States calls on the groups responsible to end these attacks at once and we underscore that Israel, like all nations, has a right to self-defense. We also express our deepest condolences for the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza yesterday. We stress the importance of calm and urge all parties to do everything in their power to prevent further violence and civilian casualties.”

{Reuters/Matzav.com}

13 COMMENTS

  1. This man is the biggest joke of it all. He is hoping to get the Jewish vote when he is running again for President, will the Jews fall for his split tongue again and believe him?

  2. “We also express our deepest condolences for the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza yesterday. We stress the importance of calm and urge all parties to do everything in their power to prevent further violence and civilian casualties.”

    There is no comparison between the death of Palestinian civilians, which is always accidental (or caused by Palestinian terrorists deliberately using civilians as human shields), and deliberate terrorism against civilians in Israel.

    There’s another important difference: If the Palestinians were to put down their arms, there would be no more conflict. If Israel were to put down its arms, there would be no more Israel.

  3. #2 Obama will NOT win a second term. (I just hope I’m a bigger tzaddik then you- and my words are the correct one!)

  4. To #’s 2 and 4. The thought of him winning a second term is scary…..but lev melachim vesarim b’yad …
    To #5, he isn’t even calm when bombs are going off in Tripoli, let alone Washington! It’s only in Yerushalayim/Israel (what the Palestinians call “Occupied Territory”) that calmness must prevail….

  5. Mr. President: When its your daughter that was brutally murdered, you may recommend calm. However, when it is my child, I will scream bloody murderer and react.

  6. I don’t wih it upon you, Barack Obama, but if your wife and/or daughter(s) gets blown up by a terrorist boms, I will respect your right to urge calm. But when it is someone else’s loved ones that are being slaughtered, there will be no calm and there will be revenge. Do not tell me to be calm when my family’s blood flows in the street.

  7. The Parsha Shemini is about the completion of the inauguration of the Tabernacle. The number seven represents all things occurring within the natural construct of this finite world, while the number eight represents all things beyond nature, or infinity. According to Rashi, the eighth day was the day of re-establishing the eternal connection with the Almighty that we had lost when we stumbled and fumbled with the golden calf. Here at the beginning of this portion, we are witness to the momentous occasion of our reconciliation with our Creator, who is beyond all things natural and supernatural. Once Aaron had achieved atonement with the final offerings of the eighth day, the Shechina descended into full view and all of the people fell on their faces. G-d resumed His place among His people. Thus the Torah reminds us that we are a Holy people whose very existence as a nation is beyond nature. Therefore, the prime minister would do well to remember that G-d is the Guardian of Israel and that destroying Jewish homes gives the impression to our enemies that the Israeli government has abandoned the Jewish people who remain in Samaria leaving them at the mercy of the Arab cutthroats. The only way to prevent more killing is for the Israeli politicians to back up the Jewish heroes who are establishing their homes on Jewish land in the face of Arab hatred and, worse yet, Israeli government apathy. More at http://moshesharon.wordpress.com

  8. the hatred for obama above is outrageous. He wasnt talking to the families of the victims to be calm, he was talking as a head of state to 2 peoples.

    Secondly, if you heard what he said you would also hear him say “The United States calls on the groups responsible to end these attacks at once and we underscore that Israel, like all nations, has a right to self-defense,” Obama said.

    And why didnt matzav publish the headline ” Obama underscores the right for Israel to defend itself” which he has left israel unimpeded to do since he became president just as he promised

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