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Let Obama Discover The Unexpected Israel

Anonymous1161 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 9:09 AM
Just back from spending 2 weeks in Israel. It was fantastic, beautiful, moving and I felt safer there than the streets of NY. By the way I live in MN, and still dreaming of the beautiful weather by the sea of Galilee.

As Barack Obama prepares for his trip to Israel on March 20th—his first as President—he might consider taking the opportunity to correct common distortions about the Jewish state that his administration has, on occasion, helped to promote. Clearing away some of these persistent misunderstandings on the part of both policy makers and the public could strengthen America’s connection to its closest Middle Eastern ally, but also help the president make the peace process progress he clearly craves as a goal of his second term.

For instance, President Obama should acknowledge that too many Americans currently believe the following myths about Israel’s...