Obama’s great opening to the Muslim world, a strange blend of realism and multiculturalism, seems so far only to have imbued the Muslim world with the sense that in the cause of reconciliation with Israel it need exert itself no more, because it has at last been understood.
I am not one of those Jews who are maddened by American “pressure” on Israel, but I do not take kindly to it when it is accompanied by a bow to the Saudi king.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Leon Wieseltier thinks Israel should dismantle the West Bank settlements to enable the nation of Palestine to form. But he doesn't appreciate the Obama administration fawning over Arab and Muslim dictators: