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I believe that Israel is rooted not just in the history and tradition but also any simple and profound idea.
-- the idea that people deserve to be free in the land of their own the Palestinian people's.
Right to self determination.
The right to justice.
Must also be records and put yourself in their shoes.
Look at the world through their us.
It is not fair the Palestinian child cannot -- out.
In a state of barrel.
President Obama speaking to a primarily Jewish audience in Jerusalem on Thursday a major trip to the Middle East which had some critics in the media asking.
Why is he there so Jim let's get your answer on that is this part of the charm offensive continue to oversee.
-- right person Republicans which was mixed and now Netanyahu probably via a tougher sell look this is that a trip that probably should happen in the first term and then sort of for various reasons it didn't and now they're doing now not because I think everything great to have.
To offer its just they think they have to -- -- protecting a box.
It it's fun to watch Littleton drama between.
Prime minister Netanyahu and and that and the president.
And here the civil rights narrative which Josh Gerstein Politico described as sort of a strange.
Transplants in the American south.
The west bank and Israel.
But the real story that outside of Israel that Syria it's Egypt Iran and the media have a hard time dealing with that as -- cover all this pomp and circumstance Judy you're just.
Back from that part of the world just back on the media buying what the president is is trying to accomplish rally or Israel John it was a total love fest I would have said -- Exactly what you said before I went back to scene.
Affection for this president and for what he reckoned represents industry but not a -- -- -- Know what what is interesting though is that both men had clearly figured out several commentators noted that they need each other.
And that it's going to be a very very rough three years.
And so you've got to get off on a better footing and work together because of -- of Iran Syria and all the -- and Egypt I might add humongous.
Challenges facing so both sides have managed to change the media narrative you think.
I think -- almost had to because the trip was such success I mean.
You know critics like heard kind ran out of Jerusalem Post said he had -- act shall lomb.
I can you know the biblical references the knowledge meant.
Of the Jewish people's connection to the land all the things he didn't do.
In the Cairo speech all the things he should've done -- first trip as commander in chief now he did.
And -- has to respond about.
Telling people to him.
There were critics like the London Daily Telegraph who put together an editorial saying you know this is the trip he should've taken four years ago -- that's right also what was fascinating to me is the different -- journalists and their take was almost a rorschach test for themselves and me and Andrea Mitchell saying.
Well and this was to repair allow our relationship Jennifer -- talking about the right turn and and those folks you had.
The real clear politics folks talking about how that he was you know doing this trip for the radical left.
-- so everybody had a very different take on why he was there.
Have the media been critical enough of this president's foreign policies.
Well we're seeing some cracks and that job and I wanna give kudos to Chuck -- of NBC news who actually challenge the president during the news conference with prime minister.
Netanyahu and asked him to explain what he called his failure the presidents to achieve Middle East peace now this is an amazing breakthrough.
Prompting a rather Sparky remark from the president saying that he should behave Chuck Todd should behave.
Just like of the Israeli press and -- only one question and labeled him as being this of secrets.
It can't -- I watched that that is you where the press tabs on Twitter just for fun and all of sudden I saw this flurry of tweets so who loses.
Thug Chuck Todd Martin you know and I and I thought he -- -- CNET TV -- that while he's on the news you know he pulled us can't find -- the press conference at.
In -- only did was -- -- I was asked the tough question.
And it caused an eruption of people of reporters and how dare you be mean you're are -- as president.
And and then that night Brian Williams on -- have to take time off in the broadcast a by the way that's a topic is fine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- that shows how desperate they are preserve their master slave relationship with well.
When I don't know they had -- I'm.
But what about the timing of the trip I mean should -- the media ask the question why now and what does he hope to accomplish they did at -- -- they definitely asked that question yes but let you know how different.
After kind of ignoring the peace process for much of his first term -- now.
I still don't think the peace process even though there was a lot of talk about it is at the forefront of that agenda the agenda is clearly Syria and Iran or perhaps in reverse order.
But there and Egypt keep your eye on Egypt -- -- several commentators are beginning to take note that you're going to have.
Very very severe crises and in all three -- We saw last week the New York Times another indication of how the media are just totally clueless about the dynamics -- here's the headline this is beautiful looks as everything Muslim Brotherhood statement on women.
Stirs liberals fears.
-- know that's the Muslim Brotherhood.
Doesn't like when I might crack down on Ellen you know it was a it was interesting because -- one person even suggested well the real reason he was doing this was so that Israel would withdraw from Judea and Samaria.
I where they pulled back from I -- But it was like.
Everybody have their own little -- -- my and nobody at my favorite headline where's the national post.
Obama is from Venus baby is from Mars and hit will remain -- now matter how much goodwill this trip generated among peoples Palestinian -- had all you need to know that two op Ed pieces welcoming the president.
And it said that it suggested that Hitler was better than Roosevelt and the Americans were behind 9/11 that tells you the mentality -- ago.
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