Jewish Leaders Concerned on U.S. Israel Policy

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President Barack Obama is trying to assure Jewish leaders that the U.S. remains committed to Israel's security.

Sixteen Jewish leaders raised their concerns with the president at a private White House meeting Monday.

They fear Obama is being too critical of Israel and too lenient toward Palestinians and their Arab neighbors.

"I am concerned that the Obama administration is falling into the trap of blaming all the problems with the peace process and region generally on Israel," an official who spoke on condition of anonymity told The Jerusalem Post.

The group also complained that Obama delivered a speech to the Muslim world during a trip to Cairo but skipped a stop in Jerusalem.       

CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell explained why many Israelis feel isolated by the Obama administration.

"The key has been the issue of settlements," he said. "Six percent of Israelis think the Obama administration is pro-Israel."

White House officials would not give specifics on what happened in that meeting with Jewish leaders except that no new proposals were introduced by the president.

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