The US government has the same view on Israel as the Australian Government, namely that Israel has never done anything worthy of condemnation... ever. Obama believes Hamas rockets (which injure or kill almost nobody) are deplorable, while Israel's pogroms against the Palestinians are self-defense. Our Prime Minister believes the same thing.
Clinton: U.S. must "make clear" to Putin that Russia cannot be creating chaos in Syria (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. calls UN report on Gaza war unfair to Israel