While some analysts criticized the president’s unconventional approach to the region, others contended it was exactly what was needed to shake up a long-dormant peace process
“The 2018 midterm elections were a clear referendum on President Trump, and a rejection of his hateful policies and rhetoric.”
Obama once quipped that McCain never met a war he did not like.
The problem is that substantively, there is no real difference between Obama and Trump, not in the Middle East and not anywhere.
For the US the Obama and Trump speeches show that a new era has arrived, one in which every new US president must address the “Muslim world.”
History will look kindly on Obama’s domestic successes, but will judge his Middle East policy harshly.
In an interview with Channel 2's Uvda that aired in its entriety on Tuesday, Obama disputed that Washington took the lead in getting the anti-settlement resolution passed by the UN Security Council
"I am not one of those who believes that Barrack Obama purposefully set out to maliciously ruin the Middle East."
By declining to veto the anti-Israeli resolution of the UN, it seems that US President Barack Obama has played into the hands of the Israeli Right once more.
''The outgoing US president has spawned a callow, cowardly series of leadership miscarriages that bullied friends and empowered enemies.''