White House Cites ‘Concern’ Over Violence In Israel, Doesn’t Use Word Terrorism


Bennett attackThe White House on Wednesday expressed “deep concern” over the growing violence in Israel, but stopped short of calling recent Palestinian attacks “terrorism.”

“We are deeply concerned about recent violence and escalating tensions in the West Bank and Jerusalem,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against Israelis and Palestinian civilians.”

“We call upon all parties to take affirmative steps to restore calm and refrain from actions and rhetoric that would further inflame tensions in that region of the world,” Earnest added.

Palestinian terrorists carried out a string of attacks against Israelis on Wednesday, including stabbing attacks in Petac Tikva, Yerushalayim and Kiryat Gat, as well as a car-ramming attack at the A’zaim checkpoint between Yerushalayim and Ma’ale Adumim.

One U.S. citizen, Rav Eitam Henkin Hy”d, has been killed during the recent spate of Palestinian violence.





  1. One can vomit when reading what Mr. Dis-Earnest said. He is an arm of the most Anti Semitic administration in the last 200 years. How anyone with a minimum intelligence can even come close to comparing what the Palestinian terrorists are doing to innocent Israeli citizens, to the IDF defending its citizens, is absurd. Josh should be ashamed of himself. He is a disgrace and should apologize to the Israeli people. And all this, is coming after the US army bombed a hospital in Afghanistan KILLING so many innocent civilians. Pheh.