Today, however, everything with Washington is open and on the table, and we have an opportunity to identify with Obama’s desire to achieve understanding with the Arab world. De Gaulle made a strategic decision to cut ties with Israel in favor of forging a connection with the Arab world. Obama is telling us openly that it is important to him, and to us, to reach an understanding with the Arab world. This is not a recommendation we should refuse, but rather a vital path for our existence.
Victor, De Gaulle and Obama – Haaretz – Israel News