Saturday, October 17, 2009

Obama and the Palestinians

US President Obama, with Nobel peace prize firmly in his back pocket, is discovering that his love affair with the Palestinians is about to turn sour. The problem with the relationship might well be the fact that Obama has worked his darndest to give them what some of them say they want - a Palestinian State alongside Israel.

Unfortunately, perception and reality are poles apart in Palestinian politics and since the promises made have not included the destruction of the Jewish State, the honeymoon is now over.

Marty Peretz puts it nicely in his New Republic blog - Not Since Never Have the Palestinians Had a More Sympathetic American President.

Sometimes, it's not enough to have a sympathetic American President!

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