Finkelstein comments: Politics is a cynical and dirty game, and Obama is the most cynical of them all. Unfortunately, this was both predictable and predicted.
Capping Visit, Obama Brokers Israeli Apology to Turkey
By MARK LANDLER and JODI RUDOREN
AMMAN, Jordan — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Friday apologized in a personal phone call to Turkey’s prime minister for a deadly commando raid on a Turkish ship in 2010, in a sudden reconciliation between the two countries that was partly brokered by President Obama during his visit to Israel this week, according to Israeli, Turkish and American officials.