Malik Obama, a Kenyan and the Muslim half-brother of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, says the Illinois will be good for the Jews.
And, following Barack Obama’s speech to AIPAC, other Arab voices are starting to agree (with regret).
Muammar Gadhafi didn’t like the speech – he says it shows “that he either ignores international politics and did not study the Middle East conflict or that it is a campaign lie.”
Nadia Hijab, a senior fellow in the D.C. office of the Institute for Palestine Studies, has a column in the Nation complaining about Obama’s AIPAC pitch and his tendency to steer “clear of the American Jewish left and center.”
George Bisharat, a professor of law at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, argues in the San Francisco Chronicle that Obama “whiffed in his first major foreign policy speech as the Democratic candidate” by spouting pro-Israel orthodoxies.
James Zogby liked parts of the speech and still thinks Obama is better than John McCain, but he has some qualms.
And, as noted earlier, Hamas seems to have soured on Obama.