Obama needs to connect with the Israeli people ?? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 25.04.10 | 04:36 (IDT)

    Maybe in the Israel-centric world Obama needs to tickle the chins and crave understanding from a few million jeering Israelis. In the real world, he should simply cut support to Israel and let the Israelis come to an understanding on their own. This is the method which Israel uses on the Palestinians, and the Israelis should understand it very well. Very few Israelis will favor a withdrawal from the west bank, the division of Jerusalem, and the establishment of a Palestinian state. Nothing Obama can say or do will change this. The very attempt will enrage most Israelis. Obama should not set foot in Israel before he understands how and why Yitzhak Rabin ended his term of office. Israelis have often described Israel as Americas greatest ally in the region. In reality, Israel is America greatest problem in the region. That problem will get much worse before it gets better. No short cuts are possible.

    from the article: J Street chief: Obama needs to connect with the Israeli people
    First published 02:08 25.04.10 | Last updated 04:10 25.04.10
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