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Israelis Ignore Obama

They know their interests better than he does.

Feb 4, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 20 • By JOHN TABIN
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American pollster Mark Mellman, who was hired by Lapid, points out that more than two-thirds of Israelis still support a two-state solution, but two-thirds also agree that “the peace process with the Palestinians is at a standstill for reasons that have nothing to do with Israel and there is no chance of progress in the foreseeable future.” All evidence suggests that they’re correct, and as such, it’s perfectly understandable that Israelis would turn to other issues. Contra Obama, they do understand their own interests.

John Tabin is a writer in Washington.

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