Very few presidents have had to face the issues now confronting President Barack Obama. Here are five of the top foreign crises that Obama is now handling.
1) Israel– President Obama finds himself in a role many US presidents have faced since the founding of Israel in 1947. Protecting Israel has been the cornerstone of presidential policy no matter what Israel may be doing. Israel launched a bloody and brutal military assault on the Palestinian territory of Gaza killing many innocent civilians. The purpose of the assault is to stop the daily rocket attacks on Israeli cities and to find and root out Hamas and other Islamic terrorists. Fighting has become so bad in Israel that yesterday all flights into Israel had been cancelled by many major U.S. carriers including Delta Airlines.