Obama's tough talking seems to miss the mark

The general American body politic is emphatically supportive of Israel.

20th July, 2014

At the White House in the middle of last week, US President Barack Obama addressed the crisis in Gaza, saying that his administration had been ''working with our partners in the region to pursue a cease-fire.

The next day, Israel launched a land invasion of Gaza.

On the same day as his Israel statement, Obama announced a new round of sanctions aimed at prominent Russian businesses and individuals, stemming from the annexation of Crimea.

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