Israeli troops have kille dat least 15 people un Sunday who were participating in demonstrations at its borders to commemorate the Palestinian Nakba of 15 May 1948. Ten people were killed at the Lebanese border and 112 wounded, four at the Syrian border and tens more wounded on the Golan Heigfhts that Israel captured in 1967, and one teenager was killed and 82 people were wounded when the Israeli's opened fire from a tank at the border with Gaza (in fact it seems that also a 16th person was killed over there, who according to the Israeli's 'was preparing to lay an exploive device').
So, 15 dead, more than 200 injured, and what is the comment of the U.S. president? According to Reuters he had this to say:
The White House accused the Syrian government on Monday of inciting deadly border clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian demonstrators, saying Damascus was trying to distract attention from its own violent crackdown on protests.
White House spokesman Jay Carney expressed regret for the loss of life in confrontations on Israel's frontiers with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday but said the Jewish state "has the right to prevent unauthorized crossing at its borders."
"We urge maximum restraint on all sides," Carney told reporters on Air Force One as President Barack Obama flew to Tennessee. (..) He said the administration was "strongly opposed to the Syrian government's involvement in inciting yesterday's protests in the Golan Heights. Such behavior is unacceptable and does not serve as a distraction from the Syrian government's ongoing repression of demonstrators in its own country. It seems apparent to us that this is an effort to distract attention from the legitimate expressions of protest by the Syrian people, and from the harsh crackdown that the Syrian government has perpetrated against its own people."
Lets's compare this with an example from the recent past. Let's imagine that France stationed troops at the border with Italy and shot 15 Libyan refugees when Italy tried to get rid of them. Would Obama in that case also have said that France has the right to protect its borders? Of course not. Obama's pro-Israel stance is really bordering on the absurd.