Sunday, July 20, 2008

Dear Barack Obama

A letter from an anxious Israeli to the presidential candidate on the eve of his visit to Jerusalem. From NR:
...Still, as much as Israelis want to embrace you, there is anxiety here about your candidacy. Not that we doubt your friendship: Your description of Israeli security as "sacrosanct," and your passionate endorsement of Israel's cause at the annual AIPAC conference in Washington, were greeted with banner headlines in the Israeli press. Instead, Israelis worry that, as president, you might act too hastily in trying to solve the Palestinian problem, and not hastily enough in trying to solve the Iranian problem. ...(more)

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