"Obama wants only to take" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 21.04.10 | 07:49 (IDT)

    the despotic nature of obama is at the heart of his approach to governing. he lacks precisely the "statecraft" which consists of give and take. he lacks the skills of a diplomat who understands that bullying and isolating a foreign leader whose country is a close ally is a very bad judgment call. obama had trapped himself into an irreconcilable position the day he decided that he would be an active supporter of the palestinians rather than a statesman.

    from the article: How will Netanyahu respond to Obama's ultimatum?
    First published 01:31 21.04.10 | Last updated 06:51 21.04.10
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