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The argument may not be correct

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Submitted by Amit Srivastava (India), Mar 31, 2013 at 06:09

I think that Mr. Obama does not like Israel and probably he can never appreciate it. But being American President is something different. The US in any conceivable future would not abandon Israel fully. But Mr. Obama has shifted the normals in the Middle East; both absolute and relative and those changes may not favor Israel. The change in the values of normals may lead to change in American policy towards the Middle East. This may be particularly true for future Democrat President and the recent support for LGBT community is hinting at change in many status-quoist opinion in the US. Right now conservatives are at defense.

The fact is that the US President needs to be somewhat sympathetic towards Arabs but Mr. Obama's liking for Arabs and disliking for Israel measure far high than the required values. Mr. Netanyahu's apology should be seen more in this context: he does not want to negotiate with Palestine and he rejects two-state solution. Therefore, it is ready to do 'a bit' for Mr. Obama.

Syria is just an excuse because Mr. Assad and Syrian National Coalition both cannot use chemical weapons. Otherwise the West may intervene. The much talked about chemical attack appears hoax from both the sides.

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