Rhetorical brilliance often brings with it indecent haste. Imagine if he had worked on the Israelis First! If he had approached Netanyahu even discreetly and said let's make Peace our Project! What can Obama actually do to convince the Israelis that he's got as big a heart as he has a brain and a mouth. Face it the Israelis like down to earth leaders. Abba Eban never made double digits in the popularity polls for Prime Minister. It is therefore the responsibility of the responsible Israeli left to rebuild itself instead of relying on an Obama who wasn't quite up to the role that left wrote for him.
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from the article: Memo to Obama: Two little Hebrew words make all the difference