And for Israel and Jews, it's very hard to accept that there's both latent and active antisemitism all over the world, even in the highest places, like the White House.
Just because someone smiles at us and claims "I'm a friend of Israel," doesn't mean that he/she really is. We need actions, not words. International newspaper editorials and op-eds are full of "advice" like this by PIERRE RAZOUX who has no doubt that the United States doesn't have Israel very high on it's priority list. Actually I agree with that. When was the last time that Obama instructed the Arabs (sic Palestinians) that they must take into account Israel's safety and that Israel must have viable borders?
Don't hold your breath. Israel's security and survival are very low on Obama's list. There are far beneath his Pseudistinian soul mates.
We had better stop "hoping" for improvement. It's not going to happen. The address for help isn't Washington DC.
In another twenty-four hours, I'll be lighting the Shabbat and Rosh Hashannah candles.