In the meantime, Emily Hauser blogs skeptically on Open Zion, "This Election: Good for the Jews?" While she in no way endorsed Romney, and retains a hope that Pres. Obama can make progress toward a two-state solution, her piece rings with disappointment:
... despite all the protestations from all sides of the Democratic map that [Obama] really, really loves Israel, just look at how much military aid he’s given!—that he’s done much good for Israel. On the contrary: In allowing the conflict to drag on for four more bloody, settlement-heavy years, President Obama has done an active disservice to American security interests, American foreign policy goals, Israel’s long-term viability, and (it bears mentioning) the Palestinian people.Our chaver and board chair Theo Bikel sent out the following analysis from the Reuters news service:
Obama Re-Election Spells Trouble For Netanyahu
JERUSALEM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and re-energised critics at home who accused him on Wednesday of backing the loser in the U.S. presidential election. ...And for a right-wing reaction from Jerusalem, one can read Isi Liebler's latest column, "Post-Election Musings In the Wake of Obama's Victory."
[Read the rest online.]