1967: A critical year for Obama’s presidency

1967: A critical year for Obama’s presidency
KONRAD YAKABUSKI AND PATRICK MARTIN
WASHINGTON AND JERUSALEM— From Saturday’s Globe and Mail
Published Friday, May. 20, 2011 9:59PM EDT

American presidents have, with rare exception, spoken of Israel with biblical reverence.

If anything, the language has only gotten more pro-Israel with each successive White House administration since Harry Truman made the United States the first country to recognize Israel’s independence in 1948.

Barack Obama has torn up the old script. If the policies of his administration toward Israel represent incremental change more than a break with the past, he talks about them in ways no previous president dared.

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