Keep your hat on

Tony Karon, Rootless Cosmopolitan, February 27:

The problem with Obama, for the Zionist establishment, is that he may not muster the degree of racist contempt for the Palestinians that they can safely expect from Hillary Clinton. The deeper problem for the Zionist establishment, of course, is that Jewish Americans are flocking to Obama despite their coded warnings.

I think Karon is overly optimistic about Obama – and it’s never healthy to wish for a new and probably false Messiah – but there are a few encouraging signs about the Democratic front-runner.

Of course, compared to every US President of the last decades, who always seemed so desperate to prove their hatred of the Palestinians, Obama may be a breadth of fresh air. Maybe.

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