Who says he can’t do both?
Right on cue:
Also worth mentioning:
Evidently Obama missed the part where Abbas and his party took the opportunity to condemn Israel:
“The Palestinian presidency has always condemned the killing of civilians on both sides, and condemns today the killing of worshipers in a house of worship in West Jerusalem,” a statement posted to the official Palestinian Wafa news agency said.
“It also condemns all acts of violence from whatever source and demands an end to invasions of Al-Aqsa Mosque, to the provocations of settlers, and to the incitement of certain Israeli ministers,” the statement continued.
But Tawfik Tirawi, former chief of the Palestinian General Security in the West Bank and a member of Fatah’s Central Committee, told a radio station in Hebron Tuesday morning that the attack was “nothing but a reaction to the recent crimes of the occupation and the settlers in occupied Jerusalem and across the nation. The threats of the occupation against our people and the Palestinian leadership, represented by the president, will only increase our resolve in safeguarding our rights.”
But let Obama be clear: Israel has to make nice with the people who are trying to destroy it.