Meanwhile back in the USA, Capital J reports that it's all black and white for the Zionist Organization of America:
ZOA national president Morton Klein says it was a "strongly biased speech, inimical to Israel, supportive of false Palestinian and Arab claims against Israel, blatantly factually inaccurate – inaccuracies that always benefited the anti-Israel Palestinian, Arab and Muslim cause."We grant that Klein has some valid points in his Talmudic style commentary and critique, but he diminishes his credibility when he picks at too many nits like this one:
“The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’ The Talmud tells us: ‘The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace.’ The Holy Bible tells us, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God’: [ZOA: We are puzzled by President Obama’s reference to the Holy Quran and Holy Bible, but the absence of that term from the one distinctively Jewish document he cited, the Talmud.]Now, seeing how this hard line Jewish spokesman rips it apart, what then is the Talmudic proof that Obama's speech was truly an independent and principled diplomatic statement?
That evidence comes from the equivalent disapproval of a pro-Palestinian writer, Jeremy R. Hammond, writing in the Foreign Policy Journal, "Obama Stuck to the Script on the Israeli-Arab Conflict in His Cairo Speech."
Hammond goes through the speech point-by-point and demonstrates how dissatisfied he is with the Obama policy statement. His conclusion satisfies us that beyond doubt the oration was not pro-Palestinian,
So far during his presidency, Barack Obama has offered absolutely no indication that this U.S. policy of support for Israeli crimes against the Palestinians that effectively terminate the possibility that a viable Palestinians state might emerge is going to change.[Updated.]