David Weinberg's written in Israel Hayom
(via The Weekly Standard
) about why Obama's reelection is something Israel's got to worry about:
Obama’s re-election means that Ehud Olmert is going to run against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the upcoming Jan. 2013 Israeli election. It means that Obama is going to intervene aggressively in our election to boost Olmert. It means that a push for immediate Palestinian statehood is back on the international agenda. Most worrisome of all, it means that an American 'grand bargain' with the Iranians, possibly at our expense, is on the table.
Whether or not Olmert runs again, he's absolutely right that Obama could interfere in Israeli elections, and we can't underestimate his influence. And he could undermine efforts to deal effectively with Iran too. That's why the Likud must take all that into account when the official campaign begins in January.
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