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Commentary: Can Jews Cut President Obama Some Slack Already?

Barack Obama speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee convention in May 2011 (AP Photo)
Barack Obama speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee convention in May 2011 (AP Photo)

(The Washington Post) – First, they said that he was anti-Israel.

Then, some actually said that he was anti-Semitic.

Can we — pretty please — ease up on President Obama already?

I will freely admit it: In many ways, I have found Obama’s presidency to be a disappointment, especially in foreign policy. He was once considered a protege of theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, who believed in “Christian realism” in dealing with human evil. The president could use a refresher course in Niebuhr.

Also true — he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have not exactly been BFFs.

But, anti-Israel? Anti-Semitic?

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