The hate directed toward Obama can be easily explained... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Thomas Roth
    • 30.10.12 | 22:45 (IST)

    The lingering suspicions among Jews (American or otherwise) and Evangelicals that Obama is a Muslim or the fact that part of his heritage is Muslim (as evidenced by his father and hence the middle name of Hussein) is the main reason for the hate - more so than the social polarization Ross ascribes it to. Obama has bent over backward, especially after his initial harsh stance toward the Settlements, to change that perception. However, the racism runs deep.

    from the article: Dennis Ross: What Obama has done for Israel's security is 'without precedent'
    First published 20:41 28.10.12 | Last updated 20:41 28.10.12
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