A Goldblog reader writes:

It was a great speech but you're projecting, as is Andrew Sullivan in quoting your post on his blog.

Unfortunately, the ideas in your phrase "a nation of their own in their ancestral homeland" were conspicuously absent.  It would have been a great time to emphasize the Jews (Middle Eastern, European, North African, etc.) have a connection to that land in the Middle East, which goes beyond the history of their persecution in Europe.

Also, it would have been a great moment for Obama to have talked about the dangerous illusion in the Muslim world that a so-called "right of return" must be made literal.  He could have dealt with that illusion in his discussion of Muslims privately accepting that Israel will continue to exist.

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