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Commentators in Israeli papers interpreted US President Barack Obama's address to the Muslim world as marking a clear shift in ties between the US and Israel, and possibly the end of a special relationship.
One writer called on the Israeli government to adapt to the new winds blowing from Washington or face a storm
Attila Somfalvi in Ynetnews.com
Obama left no room for doubt: The United States supports Israel, yet the era of trickery, promises, and the gradual annexation in Judea and Samaria is over. The time has come for action; the time has come for moving towards a resolution of the Palestinian problem… Barack Obama's speech was meant to make it clear to Netanyahu who the master of the house is.
President Barack Obama addressed a wide array of issues, including the Iraq war and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in his address to Muslims in Cairo Thursday. (June 4)
Following President Barack Obama's address in Cairo Thursday, the U.S. administration is now trying to lower tensions with Israel.
Senior White House officials told Haaretz following the president's speech that "there is no crisis in our relationship with Israel, and we will succeed in reaching understandings on the matter of settlements."
Sources in the prime minister's bureau also said that the tensions with the U.S. over settlements had been aggravated by the Cairo speech.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Obama is looting the country blind, but he seems to be doing good foreign policy wise
Originally posted by Darthorious
Or at least that's what I heard anyway.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
If Israel is smart it will back down and stand down for a while. They have pushed successive administrations and congresses in the U.S. long and hard now for decades and won a lot, things in my humble opinion that frankly they should have never won or been granted.