In an interview for a story I wrote about Barack Obama’s impact on Israel politics in America, Anthony Weiner suggested that the president’s attention-getting statements about settlements weren’t the real issue. The main point of contention among local Israel supporters, he said, may end up being Obama’s position on aide to Gaza.
“He says something in the [Cairo] speech about the United States has to respect elections. Now that’s either Hamas or Lebanon,” said Weiner. “If that was a hat-tip to the notion that we have to negotiate with Hamas or provide aid to the territories, which he is going to try to do—these are now substantive things that there is disagreement on in the pro-Israel Jewish community.
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