Yesterday, I brought to you some of the despicable reactions to the Jerusalem terror attack that claimed the lives of 4 young Israelis and injured 15 more. And in case it wasn’t clear, I did that (as I do for every disaster that befalls Israel) because it is important to recognize and expose the evil we are up against.
But I also want to note that there was plenty of support and solidarity shown towards us in the wake of this latest chapter of cowardly terror.
Some of this support was expected.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 8, 2017
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 8, 2017
But some of it wasn’t.
For instance, the US State Department condemned the attack (which is expected), but the condemnation was actually strong, without any call for all sides to show restraint or work towards peace.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific vehicular attack by a terrorist in Jerusalem. There is absolutely no justification for these brutal and senseless attacks. We condemn the glorification of terrorism now or at any time and call on all to send a clear message that terrorism must never be tolerated.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the four Israeli soldiers who were killed, and we hope for a full and fast recovery of those injured.
That I did not expect.
Then there was support from unexpected quarters.
Like the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey.
Of course, he later on retweeted a tweet expressing sadness over the demise of former Iranian president Rafsanjani, who although called “moderate,” was all for nuking Israel. So there’s that.
And file this one under surreal. 80s Professional Wrestling legend Brutus Beefcake!
My prayers go out to victims of shocking terror attack in #Jerusalem
— Brutus Beefcake (@brutusbeefcake_) January 8, 2017
Update: Apparently the State Department also did this:
— Jay Solomon (@jaysolomon) January 8, 2017