President Obama has suggested that the distrust Israelis feel towards him is due in part to his middle name. Obama said that “some of [the anxiety] may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.”
Obama overlooks the fact that , prior to Obama’s first meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu, only 14 percent of Israelis considered him more pro-Palestinian than pro-Israeli. After that meeting, and when Obama insisted that Israel not engage in even “natural growth” construction in its established settlements, the number jumped to 55 percent.
What was Obama’s middle name in May 2009, Shlomo?
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