How strong is Obama?

The US President:

Part of being a good friend is being honest. And I think there have been times where we are not as honest as we should be about the fact that the current direction, the current trajectory, in the region is profoundly negative, not only for Israeli interests but also U.S. interests. We do have to retain a constant belief in the possibilities of negotiations that will lead to peace,” he added. “I’ve said that a freeze on settlements is part of that.

Outgoing commander of the Israel Police in the West Bank:

I love the settlers, they are the salt of the earth. The insufferable ease with which they are denigrated and harmed and the statements made against them is just disgusting.

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