President Barack Obama, stepping into an Israeli-Palestinian dispute during a homecoming visit to the world's largest Muslim majority nation, criticised Israel on Tuesday for its decision to advance the approval of some 1,000 new housing units in East Jerusalem during a sensitive time in the peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
"This kind of activity is never helpful when it comes to peace negotiations, and I'm concerned that we're not seeing each side make the extra effort involved to get a breakthrough," Obama said during a joint news conference here with the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Our president's attacks on Israel in Muslim countries are the equivalent of a comedian performing in New York and asking the crowd, "Anyone here from Brooklyn?" or "How about them Yankees?"
They are nothing but cheap and reliable guarantees of applause.
Except, attacks on Israel back stab an ally and justify anti Israel terrorism.
It's no wonder the Democrats lost 25% of the Jewish vote between 2008 and 2010.