White House: Israel Has Right to Defend Itself


obama-white-houseThe White House on Shabbos defended Israel’s right to defend itself against attack and decide how to respond to rocket fire from Gaza, blaming the ruling Islamic terrorist Hamas group for starting the conflict. President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu are in agreement that a de-escalation of the violence is preferred, provided that Hamas stops sending rockets into Israel, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters during the president’s flight on Air Force One to Asia.

Rhodes said the U.S. believes “the precipitating factor for the conflict was the rocket fire coming out of Gaza. We believe Israel has a right to defend itself, and they’ll make their own decisions about the tactics they use in that regard.” “These rockets have been fired into Israeli civilian areas and territory for some time now. So Israelis have endured far too much of a threat from these rockets for far too long, and that is what led the Israelis to take the action that they did in Gaza.”

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. How can this be? Doesn’t the far right keep telling us that Obama hates Israel? It must be Mr. Murdoch’s “Jewish-owned news media” who are fooling us….