[David Bernstein, June 24, 2009 at 2:59pm] Trackbacks
Only 6% of Jewish Israelis think Obama is Pro-Israel,
while 50% think he favors the Palestinians.
This is bad news for Obama's Middle East plans, regardless of whether the poll results are objectively justified. If Israelis think that a pro-Israel president is putting justified pressure on a recalcitrant Israeli prime minister, that prime minister will have to yield or leave office. But if they think the prime minister is standing up for vital Israeli interests against a president who is hostile or indifferent to Israel, they will back the prime minister. Obama might want to invest some of his charm and charisma in wooing the Israeli public.