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Let Obama Discover The Unexpected Israel

BOLDEAGLE1 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 12:52 PM
Great article and in particular, pointing out that the real legal basis for a Jewish homeland occurred in 1922 (actually 1920 at the San Remo Conference) when the League of Nations ratified a Jewish homeland that was "reconstituted" in that part of the world, based on historical ties. This fact should be the starting point on any talks about Israel yet remains conspicuously absent from so many writers, including Jewish and Israeli writers. So Bravo for bringing this up Mr. Medved and the other excellent points as well.

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...