Even though Obama is no Abba Eban, he still comes across as an intellectual, which for so many populists means an uncaring elitist. Israelis loved more down to earth farmer soldier types like Rabin and Sharon. But what Bradley says is right: the administration took the Israelis and the Jews for granted and thus handed the leadership inititiative to Netanyahu, who although an intellectual and the son of a Professor once worked as a furniture salesman.
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