Resistance through violence and killing is wrong and does not succeed. For centuries, black people in America suffered the lash of the whip as slaves and the humiliation of segregation. But it was not violence that won full and equal rights. It was a peaceful and determined insistence upon the ideals at the center of America 's founding. This same story can be told by people from South Africa to South Asia; from Eastern Europe to Indonesia . It's a story with a simple truth: that violence is a dead end. It is a sign of neither courage nor power to shoot rockets at sleeping children, or to blow up old women on a bus. That is not how moral authority is claimed; that is how it is surrendered.
and he continues:
That is a powerful message coming from the first black president of the United States. He doesn't play the race card. He doesn't talk much about slavery and the civil rights movement. But when he goes there, he does it with a specific purpose, aiming it at the conflict between Jews and Muslims in Israel, where peace seems impossible. But his words remind us that things that once seemed impossible don't have to be.
Let's see if they listened over the weekend:
Palestinian armed with knife arrested near Hebron's Jewish quarter
Pipe bomb thrown at IDF force near Kalkilia; none injured
Car Stoned by Arabs in Samaria
Bomb Attack near Kalkilye
Business as usual