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“The Fall-Out between America and Israel Is a Serious Threat to World Peace”

For readers interested in U.S. and international press reaction to the recent turn against Israel by the Obama administration, I have posted a round-up here:

“The fall-out between America and Israel is a serious threat to world peace”

A paper peace, or a real and lasting peace?

Obama: I have seen the enemy and it’s Jewish housing

Among the comments, Greg Sheridan, the foreign editor of Australia’s most respected countrywide newspaper, the Australian, writes: “Obama’s anti-Israel jihad is one of the most irresponsible policy lurches by any modern American president. It rightly earns Obama the epithet of the U.S. president least sympathetic to Israel in Israel’s history.”

He continues: “You might even conclude that Obama is trying to interfere in internal Israeli politics and bring down a government. This is something post-colonial, post-multicultural Obama would never do with Iran, but with Israel, the U.S.’s longstanding ally, it’s fine.”

“And what was Netanyahu’s crime, this act of infamy that Obama’s senior staff described as an “affront” to America? Building homes in a Jewish neighborhood five minutes from the Knesset that everyone had already acknowledged would remain part of Israel.”

Those were the days.

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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