By Ted Belman
Israel’s Channel 2 interviewed Obama in English. He was not subjected to any hardball or probing questions. I thought he performed brilliantly. I was surprised.
Obama was more impressive than I had ever seen him before. His delivery was smooth and he showed more understanding of Israel’s perdicament than previously. He spun away any negatives.
He said some things that stetched the truth a lot and he expressed the belief that peace was possible. He was very complimentary to Netanyah
BUT HE DIDN’T GO NEAR WHAT CONCESSIONS HE WAS EXPECTING ISRAEL TO MAKE.
But he did say that his position on settlements have always been held by the US. This is not true. The Bush letter of 04 gave Israel much more that what the US usually allowed israel. Obama has rejected this letter as not binding.