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Bibi and Barack

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A recent poll of Israelis  36 percent considered the Obama administration more pro-Palestinian than pro-Israel, 26% said it was more pro-Israel than pro- Palestinian, and 26% called it neutral. The percentage of people who believed that Obama’s government leaned toward Israel was the highest in Smith polls in nearly four years.Israelis who voted for right-wing parties were more likely to consider the Obama administration more pro-Palestinian, with 46% saying this and 22% calling it more pro-Israel. Voters of centrist and left-wing parties were more likely to call the administration more pro-Israel. the Jerusalem Post
“I think people should get to know President Obama the way I’ve gotten to know him,” Netanyahu said
The term “charm offensive” was first recorded in an interview given in 1956 by Alfred Gruenther, Supreme Commander of U.S. forces Europe, who warned European countries not to relax their vigilance because of the “charm offensive” launched by the Soviet Union

President Obama had irked Israeli Jews by citing the Holocaust as the justification for the 1948 founding of modern Israel.


 

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