Among the undying myths in American politics is that President Obama has “distanced” himself from Israel and harbors some form of hate. The cranes of Israel are working furiously to continue building homes on the West Bank in defiance of international law, they are now constructing a college to serve 20,000 Jewish students and there is no end in sight of demolishing Palestinian rights to their own land.
There is a logic to this construction. If Israel builds enough homes and schools and businesses then Palestinians will be left with the dregs of the land. They will be marginalized and deprived of the best land, access to water and finally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will offer to pay their way to the nearest Arab land. Bibi is a soft hearted man who will go to no end to ensure Palestinians go to some distant land.