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Joe Klein reviews Obama's speech from Jerusalem:

After several days of meetings with Israeli officials here, I was not too surprised to find that Libya barely dented the conversation.

In one lengthy meeting with a former Mossad leader, we toured the entire region--and, I realized as I left, he never brought up Gaddafi. He was vehement on the need to provide economic assistance to Egypt, however. And he was still sorting out the impact of the revolutionary tide on Iran's fortunes in the region (always a priority for the Israelis and Saudis)--the jury is out, so long as the situation in Syria is in doubt.  In fact, he was far more concerned about the fate of Iraq, a crucial problem that has gotten lost in the maelstrom and may tip the balance of power in the region, than he was about Libya.

There is another view, however: as I reported a few days ago, most Palestinians seem entirely pleased that Obama has acted against Gaddafi, who is seen as an Arab embarrassment.

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