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    • arieh zimmerman
    • 20.12.09 | 09:18 (IST)

    Jews anywhere have the right to a reasonable degree of paranoia given our history during the last 2,000 years. So it shouldn't be a great surprise that anyone who appears to waver from total support of Israel is suspected of antisemitism, at least by those Jews whose paranoia is just a bit beyond what is reasonable. President Obama's problem is that the Islammic peoples are no less paranoid regarding the intentions of the West, most exemplified by the United States of America. The all too thin line that President Obama must tread in order to convince the Arabs that he will be fair, while allowing rational Jews to retain their cool, is, occasionally, too thin. Since Peace is more critical for Israel than for most of the Arab Nations, he is correct in focusing first on reassThe all too thin line that President Obama must tread in order to convince the Arabs that he will be fair, while allowing rational Jews to retain their cool, is, occasionally, too thin.

    from the article: Haaretz asks Mideast experts: Why don't Israelis like Obama?
    First published 01:12 20.12.09 | Last updated 08:57 20.12.09
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