Weiner Says ‘Momentous’ Obama Went Too Far on Israeli Settlements

The reaction of Israel supporters to President Obama’s Cairo speech has been closely monitored for signs of increasing tolerance for criticism of the Israeli government’s policy on settlements, which the Obama administration has explicitly opposed in recent weeks. 
While some veteran Middle East analysts have suggested Obama did not go far enough in his criticism of Israeli policy, Representative Anthony Weiner of New York said that he went “too far.”
Weiner called the speech “big and momentous” and an example of “Obama at his best,” but made clear that he disagreed with the administration’s new hard line against natural-growth expansion of settlements.

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