While the Israelis enthusiastically applaud Obama's fantasy peace rhetoric, rockets hit the tiny state. You can talk peace all you want with those who want it, but it is irrelevant when the enemy is bent on your defeat. The Israelis have never initiated hostilities but have merely defended themselves from an enemy vowed to destroy them.
The genocidal Islamic jihadists in Gaza made the point quite plainly today by firing rockets into Israel. Hamas and the PA do not desire peace. Their religious mandate is the destruction of the State of Israel. That is the reality. Obama's fanciful rhetoric is fantasy.
Obama, knowing how niave (and stupid) the young can be ecnouraged the young to 'pressure your leaders."
UPDATE: The media is reporting the rocket attacks were a "sign of protest." Yes, they are reporting this with a straight face. Fire rockets, trying to kill people is "protest."
Two rockets from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel today as President Obama began the second day of his visit to Israel, the occupied West Bank and Jordan. Israel's military said the rockets landed in the southern town of Sderot, causing some minor damage but injuring no one.
Obama was in Jerusalem at the time, preparing to go see the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum, before heading to Ramallah in the West Bank to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
There was no claim of responsibility by Hamas or any of the other Palestinian militant groups in Hamas-controlled Gaza.
The first rocket, launched just after 7 a.m., hit a house. Photos from the scene showed broken glass and stone, while the second rocket landed in a field.
"I wish this was merely damage to property but my eight-year-old daughter and my wife are terrified," Yossi Haziza, whose house was hit, told The Associated Press. "We just want to live in peace. We don't want to keep having to run to bomb shelters."
The rockets were a violation of the ceasefire brokered after the eight-day Hamas-Israel conflict in November. Hamas accuses Israel's military of regularly violating the agreement by firing on Gazans who get too close to the border fence.
But the attack naturally took on added significance with Obama about 40 miles away, raising questions of motive and speculation about Israel's response.