Ben Shapiro

What is exceptional is Obama's swiftness. He didn't pause for one instant to consider supporting Israel. He immediately leapt to the "nonpartisan" position, eschewing an American ally and attempting to placate the anti-Semitic international community. He drew moral equivalence between Hamas and Israel. He even went so far as to call up Islamist Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to give his condolences for those who died trying to provide support to terrorists in Gaza. Not only that, he informed members of the international community that he would be working to secure the release of captured terrorist supporters from the Israeli government. How's that for quick action?

This is just another indicator of Obama's anti-Semitism. How else are we to interpret his lightning-fast, knee-jerk anti-Israel response? When an obviously Muslim man hopped onto a table at Fort Hood and shot to death 12 American military personnel and one civilian while shouting "Allahu akbar," Obama responded by cautioning Americans not to jump "to conclusions until we have all the facts." When an obviously Muslim Times Square bomber attempted to blow up an SUV during the matinee of "Next to Normal," Obama's allies were kind enough to remind us not to react too quickly to the obvious hypothesis.

But when Jews defend themselves from mobs hitting them with clubs and stabbing them with shivs, the president's on it like white on rice. He's there to allow anti-Israel resolutions through the U.N. He's there to comfort terrorist backers, such as Erdogan and Hamas, from the brutality of Israeli commandos armed with paintball guns. (Yes, you read that right; they were carrying paintball guns.)

There's only one world leader who was faster than Obama to the microphone: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And it wasn't by much. It didn't really matter, of course; no matter who got to the microphone first, an anti-Semite was going to issue the first statement. Obama may not be on Ahmadinejad's genocidal level, but he clearly is willing to let those who would perpetrate genocide grab the upper hand in the Middle East.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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