Colombo Telegraph

Obama Appeals To Young Israelis

Obama hows emotional and political intelligence with Jerusalem speech,US president appeals to Israeli emotions with talk of persecution and pioneers – but critics accuse him of lacking substance, the Guardian reports.

Barack Obama pulled off quite a trick in his Jerusalem speech – appealing to ordinary Israelis over the heads of their political leaders and cleverly borrowing a line from their national anthem to explain why Palestinians also deserve to be “free people in their own land”.

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