- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 6, 2010


The recent divide between Israel and the United States is not between the American public and Israel but specifically between President Obama and Israel.

Certainly, Mr. Obama has shown a mixed reaction to the country ever since his candidacy for the presidency, with his then-political and religious advisers being almost uniformly anti-Israel. His attacks on Israel last year and on the so-called “settlements” - which included any development from hillside temporary housing to cities and towns of substantial population - demonstrated a deep-seated bias against that nation.

It is outrageous that he chose to make an issue of the additional 1,600 planned housing units in Ramat Shlomo, a section of Jerusalem that is almost entirely Jewish and would not have been surrendered in any peace accord.

The brother-in-law of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have been too critical when he called Mr. Obama an anti-Semite, but certainly, those who question his actions have good reason to have considered him inherently pro-Arab.


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