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Richard Ben Cramer discusses why he thinks Israel's support in the U.S. and worldwide has diminished over the last 30 years. He argues that the policies supported by orthodox Jews, including the settlers that live in the West Bank and Gaza, have made the possibility of peace between the Israelis and Palestinians almost impossible. He criticizes Ariel Sharon, Yasser Arafat, Hamas terrorists, Arab leaders in the region, and U.S. officials for their failure to help the Palestinian people. The talk was hosted by the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Richard Ben Cramer died on January 7, 2013 at the age of 62.