The reason israelis dislike Obama has nothing to do with expectationjs raised too high and reality coming in too low. Israelis hoped - quite fervently - for Obama's failure all along - as did most neocon stooges in the US. They don't trust he can kill enough Iranians, for one. Or that he will help yahoo accomplish the west bank annexation he is bent on. And yes, israelis are profoundly racist - unlike most american jews. best I can say is that israel's racism is not only directed against blacks - be they ethiopians or Obamans. the israeli version of racism is distinguished in its universality - to the point one wonders whether there's anyone they like who's not a carbon copy of their selves. As for attitudes in the US - most people do like Obama as person but are indeed disappointed that he is so far failing to push through on his promises. Myself - I always knew Obama was only the beginning. Never thought the corporatocracy the US is will give up without fight. And fight they do.
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from the article: Why do Israelis dislike Barack Obama?