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June 3, 2009

Israel, Just How It Reads

Israeli outpost.jpg

This image — in attitude as much as specifics — represents one of Obama’s biggest obstacles as he attempts to reach out to the Arab world today.

It shows a West Bank settler who has moved back into the ruins of Shvut Ami, an illegal Jewish outpost, almost immediately after it was leveled by the Israeli Army last week.

from NYT slideshow: Settlers in the West Bank

(image: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

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