Israel Speech, As Seen From Israel
March 29, 2013
Two commentaries on President Obama's speech in Israel by Gideon Levy in the
Israeli newspaper Haaretz: Obama Never Stood a Chance With Israeli
'Analysts,' and 'Obama Has a Dream and We Should Listen
U.S. President Barack Obama never stood a chance. It was not Israeli public
opinion he had to conquer, not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to
persuade. His assignment was to break down the iron wall of Israeli
political commentators, and that is a mission impossible even for a
statesman of his caliber.
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Barack Obama has a dream, and we should listen
No American president or Israeli statesman has ever delivered a speech like
this. It deserves to enter the history books - and Israel's textbooks.
By Gideon Levy
March 22, 2013