By Abraham H. Miller, Originally published in the Daily Caller
As Jewish blood seeps through the crevices of Jerusalem stone, courses through the streets of Tel Aviv and pools in the kitchen of a home in the territories, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama can only find moral equivalence between Jewish victims and Palestinian murderers.
Does the administration’s callous disregard of Jewish life influence the media? Clearly, the New York Times needs no encouragement to hold Jewish victims responsible for what befalls them. After all, violence, in all its manifestations, is an inherent right of those who are designated as the oppressed, reasoned psychiatrist and radical philosopher Frantz Fanon, who has an admirer in this president. This seems to be the NYT’s philosophy as well when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Ideologically and culturally in tune with the media, this administration not only fails to condemn the acts of Palestinian violence or its incitement, but even a tweet attributed to John Kerry calling the Palestinian violence “outrageous” was removed by the Department of State.
Kerry himself has granted legitimacy to the murders by blaming them on the settlements, as if Arab pogroms and terrorism did not exist before 1967 and if the settlements disappeared tomorrow, so too would Arab vitriol, hatred and violence. For Obama’s part, recent systematic murders of Israelis are simply “random” acts of violence, just like the “randomness” of the kosher supermarket massacre in Paris.