The Almagor Terror Victims Association criticized U.S. President Barack Obama for his remarks at the Jerusalem Convention Center Thursday.
In his speech, Obama urged his audience to ignore the risks of concessions to the Palestinian Authority.
Unfortunately, the Israeli terror victims who paid the price of these risks in the past were not present. Almagor issued a request to the US Embassy to allow terror victims to attend, but the embassy rejected this request, preferring to handpick a receptive audience.
Almagor CEO Lt.-Col. (ret.) Meir Indor said: “Don’t be fooled by the applause: the Israeli public doesn’t buy Obama’s rhetoric.
“Had Israel’s terror victims been in the audience, we would have reminded Obama that the risks he wants us to ignore cost us dead Israelis. Mahmoud Abbas, to whom he wants Israel to make concessions, is the head of the same PA that launched a terror war on Israel in 2000, murdering more than 1,400 innocent Israelis.
“We would have reminded Obama how many people the PA has murdered with weapons given to it by Israel and the US. We would have reminded him of the endless incitement to hatred and genocide that streams out of Mahmoud Abbas’ media.
“Unfortunately, Obama refuses to learn from Israel’s experience. He preferred to select an easy crowd to listen to a speech full of the same snake oil that has already blown up so many lives.”