As the United States of America, we can in no way shape or form condone the violence that Israel has wrought upon the people of Palestine. The New York Times Reports that at the least 446 Palestinians have been killed and that over 2000 are wounded. Yesterday the Israeli attacks claimed the lives of 11, while they were worshiping at a mosque. Some were children.
This can not stand.
The United States has lost a lot of moral ground over the course of the last eight years, and the world started to look down on us. But the world is looking for a leader right now, and we are in the position to set an example for it to follow. We must end any and all support for the State of Israel, be it financial, diplomatic, or military.
Barack Obama has a responsibility to the people who elected him to end the violence in Palestine, not only because he promise a change in policy and practices but because it was the downtrodden and voiceless in America that put him in office.
It is the same downtrodden and voice in Palestine who now are losing their lives.
So for Obama to live up both to his creed and the people who support him, for Obama to become the leader we need, and for our country to set an example that the world can follow, we need to end the violence in Palestine.