They condemn President Obama so often they probably have not noticed how at least one Israeli columnist has recently described President Obama as an inspirational leader and wishing that the State of Israel had a leader of Obama's caliber. Here Yossi Sarid discusses President Obama's eulogy for Clementa Pickney.
Our problem is that there is no voice of inspiration in Israel today; no voice that is heard above all the other voices. ...
There is a reason history remembers speakers and speeches, those that changed it, shocked and outraged worlds, enlisted entire nations, demolished and built walls, resulted in victory or defeat in wars, brought peace or destruction to the face of the Earth – from Moses and Jeremiah, Jesus and Muhammad, through to Hitler and Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt, John Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
History will not forget Obama either. And not just because of his revolutionary health insurance law, or the trade agreement with 11 Asian nations, or the unavoidable agreement with Iran, or the ending of the boycott of Cuba, or because single sex marriage won recognition during his time. Obama guaranteed his legacy when he laid down a bridge of hope over stormy waters. And what does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leave after himself? Scorched earth, burned bridges, fallout of fear and hate and stolen treasures of gas.
Obama is quite a number of sizes larger than Bibi. The reports in the Yisrael Hayom newspaper on the death of the lame duck turned out to be premature. In Charleston he returned, and we are here to welcome him with gratitude for the moments of amazing grace. (Yossi Sarid, The Difference between Netanyahu and Obama, Haaretz, July 3, 2015.)