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Let Obama Discover The Unexpected Israel

Stephen37 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 8:44 PM
Jews have been the majority in Jerusalem since the late 1800's.
Bondman60 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 2:56 PM
There were more Jews that left Arab countries for Israel in the late '40s and early '50s than there were Arabs that left Palestine in the 1948-49 war of independence.

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...