Mr. Eldarm you may know something about Israel, even if your views are strikingly dissonant from those of a majority of Israeli voters. But your undertanding of the USA is presumptuously ignorant. Those of us from Chicago know that Obama shares the al-Naqba perspective of his mentors like Rashid Khalidi and Rev. Wright. Masking his core views for reasons of realpolitik in the campaign, he took many actions early in his tenure which revealed his disdain for Israel. The informed sherit of US Jews who understand pushed back, as Obama's Jewish support fell from an appalling 78% to a more rational 50%. The AIPAC-organized letters from 76 senators & 329 congressmen had impact. Of late, Obama has had to retreat from extreme anti-Israeli positions and go on a charm agenda. Of course, it's not over and vigilance is required. Mr. Eldar, take it from an informed Chicaogoan: Obama would sell out the security of you and your children in an eyelash if not watched & resisted. Netanyahu deservies several yasher koachs for negotiating this minefield. Peter Beinart is less representative of the views of our community than you and Ilan Pappe are about the views of a majority of Israelis.
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from the article: Obama's Jewish minefield is Israel's bomb