“Inadvertently, you, President Obama, made Israel stronger”

ALGEMEINER
Goodbye, President Obama: Parting Words From an Israeli Settler
by Yishai Fleisher
January 18, 2017

Dear President Obama…I wanted to say goodbye and show you the respect due to a tenacious adversary. Many US Jews, and even a few here in Israel, thought you were a friend. But for us settlers, there was no question that you were a challenger, a formidable foe.It was easy to determine. You and your team condemned our homes and lives in the West Bank as “illegitimate,” and branded us “occupiers.” Now, it is one thing to theorize that Israel should rip up settlements and part with our ancestral lands for the sake of a compromise to end the conflict. But it is quite another to say that our presence in these areas is “illegitimate” or that Israel is an “occupation.” READ MORE

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