Barry Rubin, as always, gets to the heart of the matter:
President Barack Obama is campaigning on the claim that he is a great friend of Israel despite the fact that this is clearly not true. After all, the announcement of a coalition government between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas, a genocidally oriented terrorist group that is openly anti- Semitic and rejects all of the agreements with Israel on which the PA is based prompts no US (or European) policy response.
The Hamas charter calls for the genocide of the Jews, yet Obama is OK with them joining with the Palestinian Authority as part of the governing coalition.
This just speaks volumes to Obama's real attitude toward Israel. If he were a friend to Israel, heck, if he were even a friend to the Jewish people, then he might not be so flaccid in his responses to the rise of political Islam, including Hamas.
In fact, Obama's acceptance of the Hamas organization proves that he is no friend to the Jewish state. One cannot be a friend to a people and, simultaneously, be accepting of an organization devoted to the slaughter of that very same people.
It simply doesn't work that way.