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    • Ted Roberts
    • 22.11.12 | 01:20 (IST)

    ...if you think that Americans spend their days worrying about you. The average American isn't really interested and doesn't really care. You can call them the 47% if you want, but the percentage is far higher than that. President Obama is a forgiving, diplomatic man and he wouldn't stoop to the level of embarrassing your prime minister, regardless of the fact that Mr Netanyahu tried to do that very thing to him. The truth is that Israel hasn't rated high on the president's list of priorities. That will change in 2013, not because the Israeli squeaky wheel dictates it, but because it will finally be time to take action against Iran. I'm very, very pro-Israel...but I'm also pragmatic...and those, folks, are the facts.

    from the article: Betting on the wrong horse: The night Benjamin Netanyahu will not soon forget
    First published 09:45 09.11.12 | Last updated 09:45 09.11.12
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