Friday, May 08, 2009

Obama and Israel - Good Article

Hirsh: The Increasingly Uneasy U.S.-Israel Relationship | Newsweek Voices - Michael Hirsh |

To say that Netanyahu is 'fine-tuning' his positions is a euphemistic way of saying that he doesn't like the message coming from top officials of the Obama administration, but he's not ready to commit political suicide. Already suspected by a large portion of the electorate, he can't afford to be seen to be on the outs with Obama. The Israelis, in other words, are going to do their best to avoid the perception that there is daylight between Jerusalem and Washington (that existential dread again). But the daylight is already streaming out.

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