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March 22, 2013 7:49 am

Obama’s Visit to Israel Elicits Harsh Criticism from Arab World

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U.S. President Barack Obama signs the guest book at the Prime Minister's Residence.

JPost – The warm and friendly visit of US President Barack Obama to Israel was bound to lead to criticism from the Muslim world, which has long accused the US of favoring Israel.

Arabs see the visit as a reversal of Obama’s initial attitude upon beginning his first term in 2009 and his famous outreach to the Muslim world, symbolized by his speech in Cairo that same year. Arabs held out hope that the president would rebalance American foreign policy, long seen as slanted and detrimental to the Palestinian position.

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