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Let Obama Discover The Unexpected Israel

Bondman60 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 3:57 PM
One issue Medved gets wrong: The population numbers of Arabs living in the disputed territories, Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, is questionable. For instance, the Palestinian Authority has been caught inflating their own numbers, and even the UN double counts Arabs in the "West Bank" - once for living in the Palestinian Authority, and once as Jordanian citizens. This despite Jordan's renunciation of the West Bank years ago. A look at other demographic studies cuts the number of Arabs almost in half. Plus the birth rate of Israelis is rising as the Arab birthrate declines.

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...