Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama leave after holding a joint press conference at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem on March 20. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama leave after holding a joint press conference at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem on March 20.
(SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
From the Editor

The Mystery of President Obama’s Visit to Israel

On the president’s recent historic trip, many people were impressed by his strong statements of support for the Jewish state. But the truth about this man’s relationship with Israel goes deeper than mere words in front of a camera.
 

In March, Barack Obama made his first visit to Israel since being elected president in 2008. The media provided pictures of the president with Israeli leaders talking and joking together. Mr. Obama assured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel has a friend in the U.S. “We have your back,” the president said.

Later, however, he talked about Israel’s “foreign army” in part of the Palestinian territory. What “foreign army”? Even if you don’t believe that God gave them that land, the fact is that the Arabs attacked the Jews, and in the war that followed, Israel won some of their land. The president could just as easily say that America has a “foreign army” in California, New Mexico and Arizona—after all, that territory did at one time belong to other people.

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