6% of Israeli Jews See US President Barack Hussein Obama Seen as as pro-Israel, the Majority Say Pro-Palestein
Here is some more Obama change you can believe in and not for the better …
According to the Jerusalem Post, only 6% of Israeli Jews consider the views of American President Barack Obama’s administration pro-Israel. In contrast, 50% of those sampled consider the policies of Obama’s administration more pro-Palestinian. Making points with long time allies. Thanks Barack Hussein Obama.
Another 50% of those sampled consider the policies of Obama’s administration more pro-Palestinian than pro-Israeli, and 36% said the policies were neutral. The remaining 8% did not express an opinion.
The numbers were a stark contrast to the last poll published May 17, on the eve of the meeting between Netanyahu and Obama at the White House. In that poll, 31% labeled the Obama administration pro-Israel, 14% considered it pro-Palestinian and 40% said it was neutral. The other 15% declined to give an opinion.
Why would Jews ever think that Barack Hussein Obama was overly pro-Palestinian? It certainly is a sharp contrast than the Bush Administration. One wonders whether the voting Jews in America will ever wake up and “smell what the Barack is cooking”.
That is a dramatic change from the previous U.S. administration of George W. Bush, which 88 percent termed “pro-Israel” and just 2 percent labeled pro-Palestinian.
Many Israelis reject Obama’s call for a total settlement freeze and have come to see him as overly sympathetic to Palestinian claims.
The poll, taken after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said for the first time he supported a demilitarized Palestinian state, found 36 percent of respondents viewed Obama as neutral.
Netanyahu’s advisers and aides offered varying explanations for Israelis’ negative view of Obama, ranging from blaming the media for focusing on the perception of strained relations between Washington and Jerusalem to the belief that Obama faulted Israel for the lack of peace in the Middle East.