Mr. Marcus, I'm not sure how to put this... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Iggy of Ophir
    • 02.04.10 | 07:57 (IDT)

    ...not to be "PC," but to be accurate. Anyway, I'm beginning to think that underlying much of what has happened has been the almost pro-forma initial assumption on the part of the Israeli government that whatever problems arose with the US administration, the "Israel Lobby"--and, by extension, a monolithic US Jewish community--would quickly and easily solve them. That assumption may have been overly optimistic, for a variety of reasons (which are now the subject of vitriolic debate). But if they were, in fact, overly optimistic, then it would not be illogical (in my opinion) for the Israeli government to consider factoring that consideration--in whatever manner they deem appropriate--into their ongoing strategy. Of course, I could be totally wrong--and I readily admit it--but it seemed to me that a discussion usually benefits by having more ideas to consider, rather than fewer.

    from the article: Obama doesn't have to be an Israel-hater to be angry with Netanyahu
    First published 01:07 02.04.10 | Last updated 11:24 02.04.10
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