As The Washington Post reports:
President-elect Barack Obama has voiced sympathy for Israel’s predicament. During his visit to Israel last summer, he held a news conference in Sderot, the southern town that has borne the brunt of the Gaza rocket attacks, saying he does not “think any country would find it acceptable to have missiles raining down on the heads of their citizens.”
“If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I’m going to do everything in my power to stop that,” Obama said at the time. “And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing.”
Update: And while Obama was saying these things, there were people (among them some of our commenters) accusing him of being secretly hostile to Israel– which just goes to prove that the dopiness on this issue is not all on one side.