How Many Likudniks Can You Quote In One Article?

Ben Smith tries for a record. My favorite quote is this from a top Israeli official involved in diplomacy with the U.S:

"Obama’s like rain. You can do all kinds of things to cope with it."

There is not a single quote from a single Palestinian in the entire piece. Instead there are endless quotes such as these:

“Israelis really hate Obama’s guts,” said Shmuel Rosner, a columnist for two leading Israeli newspapers. “We used to trust Americans to act like Americans, and this guy is like a European leader.”

Rosner is an impassioned neocon. There is one - count it, one - quote from the Palestinians:

“[Netanyahu] has a chance, and he’s wasting it,” said the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erakat. “Given the chance between settlements and peace, he’s always chosen settlements.”

Er, that's it. The rest is a summary of the Israeli government's intransigence and contempt for the president of the US because he dared to ask them to freeze illegal settlements.

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