Your Nov. 18 editorial (“Can Only a Beheading Evoke Horror Today?”) took issue with the response of the Obama administration to the Jerusalem massacre. “Evil acts must be thwarted, not just disapproved,” you wrote. But so far all we hear are the usual words of disapproval.
Secretary of State John Kerry publicly acknowledged that the massacre was “a pure result of incitement, of calls for days of rage” by the Palestinian Authority. Yet Kerry’s strong words have not been followed by any action. There has been no reduction in America’s $500 million in annual aid to the PA. There has been no request by the U.S. for the extradition of Palestinians who have murdered American citizens. The Obama administration has not even demanded that the PA change the names of streets and parks that were named in honor of terrorists, including killers of Americans.