Obama's making a mess...again

Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by JenT, Jul 30, 2009.

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    JenT God lead our troops

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    On Obama and Israel, Rage Without Reason
    Good Fences
    By J.J. Goldberg
    Published July 29, 2009, issue of August 07, 2009.

    Alarm bells have been ringing around the neighborhood pretty much nonstop since July 13, when President Obama sat down to talk Middle East policy at the White House with a pack of leaders from a dozen American Jewish organizations.

    The meeting was supposed to help buff up Obama’s relationship with the Jewish community, which is bubbling lately with resentment at the president’s aggressive peace-processing. By reaching out to the community’s customary spokesmen, he hoped to build rapport and perhaps recruit a few backers for his policies. Instead he unleashed a whirlwind of attacks against himself, his administration and the Jews who met with him.

    The critics accuse Obama of unfairly singling out Israel by demanding a unilateral settlement freeze, without requiring reciprocal Palestinian concessions, and disregarding past American promises to permit some construction. They say he is trying to curry favor with the Arab world, breaking a long-standing presidential tradition of siding automatically with Israel. Some say he is threatening the important legacy of George W. Bush. I didn’t make that one up.

    Martin Peretz, the editor-in-chief of The New Republic, wrote on his blog that he was “sick and tired” of Obama’s “hectoring” of Israel. He was particularly offended by the president’s condescending advice to Israel, “via some 15 American Jewish leaders,” to “engage in some serious self-reflection.” Heaven spare us.

    On Obama and Israel, Rage Without Reason – Forward.com
     
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    gotta love the jewish daily...so objective....no agenda there
     
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    I am not surprised.
     
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    hehe, some critics say he made all the other stuff up, huh?

    i am not surprised.
     
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    Why is Israel so against Palestine becoming their own state? This is Bush's mess. Because Bush's policies were so pro-Israel and without considering the other side Israel thinks the US should always side with them and never be balanced. and its funny how the article says "president’s aggressive peace-processing" as if peace is a bad thing. It's about time Palestine gets their own state. So both sides can stop fighting like hoyfeild and tyson.
     

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