Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Israelis Growing Increasingly Anxious About Obama Policies

Israeli schoolchildren gather in a bomb shelter at a school in Jerusalem. Sirens have wailed across Israel, sending many into shelters as part of the largest-ever exercise to test the response to a "doomsday" mix of missile attacks, suicide bombings and natural disasters. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

From McClatchy News:

JERUSALEM — Sirens blared across Israel on Tuesday as the nation carried out its biggest-ever "doomsday" drill meant to simulate a catastrophic attack.

The faux fears, however, were overshadowed by deepening anxiety in Jerusalem that Israel is heading for an unavoidable political showdown with President Barack Obama over the center-right government's refusal to stop building Jewish homes in the predominantly Palestinian West Bank.

Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's largest daily newspaper, carried a front-page story Tuesday bluntly titled: "The American Threat."

Its biggest competitor, Maariv, carried a bold headline: "Pressure."

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My Comment: To my Jewish friends who supported President Obama and who are now "concerned" with what is happening .... I will (for the first time in this blog) say .... I told you so.

To my Arab friends who also supported President Obama .... I will (for the first time in this blog) say .... do not wish for what you may actually get.

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