Obama and Is­rael

The Canadian Jewish News (Montreal) - - Letters To The Editor -

An­drew Silow-car­roll is both right and wrong about for­mer U.S. pres­i­dent Barack Obama (“Obama was the face of lib­eral Zion­ism – for bet­ter or worse,” Jan. 26).

He’s right in that Obama was def­i­nitely the “wrong kind of pro-is­rael for the times,” but wrong in that the for­mer pres­i­dent should be faulted for a “rosy, ide­al­is­tic, and ul­ti­mately naive view” not of Is­rael but rather of the Pales­tini­ans. Any­one even min­i­mally fa­mil­iar with the poli­cies of the Pales­tinian Au­thor­ity knows that it is in no way a cred­i­ble part­ner for peace.

Jack Nood­el­man Mon­treal

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