Immediately after Obama's victory, the International Herald Tribune (the world-wide edition of the New York Times) asked ten people around the globe for comments. All were published on Thursday, November 6, 2008.
Here is mine:
Israelis ask, of course:
is he "good for
As far as the national
interests of the
I hope with all my heart that Obama will continue to support Israel - not the Israel of the bullies and the hypocrites, who pretend to be negotiating for peace while enlarging the settlements, tightening the screws in the occupied territories and blabbering about bombing Iran, but the Israel of the silent majority that is ready for peace and crying out for an American administration that will give the decisive push to a real peace initiative.
-- URI AVNERY, founder of the Israeli peace movement Gush Shalom.