Skip to comments.White House Antagonism Toward Netanyahu Grows
Posted on 03/21/2015 12:41:23 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
WASHINGTON The White House is stepping up its antagonism toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite his victory in this weeks elections, signaling that it is in no rush to repair a historic rift between the United States and Israel.
The sharpened tone indicates that the Obama administration may be re-evaluating its relationship with its closest ally in the Middle East, having lost patience with Mr. Netanyahu in the closing days of an election campaign in which he spotlighted deep disagreements with President Obama over a Palestinian state and a nuclear deal with Iran.
You reach a tipping point, said Daniel C. Kurtzer, a former American ambassador to Israel and Egypt. Its the culmination of six and a half years of frustration, including some direct hits at the presidents prestige and the office of the presidency.
The aggressiveness underlines a calculation by Mr. Obama that an international accord with Iran to rein in its nuclear program is within reach despite Mr. Netanyahus adamant opposition, and that there is little value in being more conciliatory toward him.
And, domestically, the administration is risking the alienation of a core Democratic constituency of Jewish voters, in part banking on the fact that many of them also are upset with Mr. Netanyahu.
In a way, the administration has already won, said Aaron David Miller, a former Middle East adviser to Democratic and Republican administrations. If you get agreement by the end of March, it will be historic in nature, it will have demonstrated that the administration is prepared to willfully stand up to Republican opposition in Congress and to deal with members of its own party who have doubts, and has withstood Israeli pressure.
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I guess it’s rather sad when you can judge the worth of a person by how much he is hated by the pResident.
In other words, Netanyahu was expected to fall on his sword to protect the President’s feelings.
World wide Armageddon is on the table and these SOB's are concerned about 'winning"?
Anyone with an IQ above 75 knew this was coming.
Sad isn’t it..
“White House Antagonism Toward Netanyahu Grows”
I hope Bibi makes it grow further..
Add up the score for the remaining 20 months. The only three things that make the ‘legend’ are: (1) a Iran-nuke-fraud treaty, (2) best buddy with Cuba fraud situation, and (3) shut down Gitmo. That’s it.
The Cuba thing will happen without any fanfare except the Today Show running a full week show from Havana, and maybe the President showing up for a Cuban baseball game. The fake Iran treaty? Now that Iran understands that the next US President isn’t bound by the treaty unless the Senate approves this (which they won’t)....it’s all a waste of time and effort to do a fake treaty.
It’s a pretty short list for legendary stuff, if you ask me. Eight years total, and it’s basically limited to the healthcare mess, new Cuba relationship, and a fake nuke treaty with Iran.
Benjamin Netanyahu is a better man than I. If I were Israeli as I am American, I’d have told Barry and his misfits what to do to themselves long ago.
Sounds like President Baby is still colicky.
Bibi knows it’s better to just ignore them when they get too fussy. He’ll settle down on his own.
The icing is that he is only the figurehead. The whole bunch of them and their entire enchilada is one big failure.
It is pathetic how the Left is tagging along with Zer0’s antisemitism. This is an alternate reality out there in Obamaland. I ask every day how this nation will be able to scrape Obooboo off the bottom of our shoes? With the Hildebeast wallowing in the wings, she will be knee deep in Obooboo if she gets the throne. PRAY THAT SHE DOESN’T.
The only throne the Hildebeast should get is that porcelain throne of history.
Valerie Jarrett, prince Bambi, and every member of the Muslim brotherhood and those who have enabled them should wake up one morning to find d they have deposed a d face a firing squad for treason. Headlines detailing their treason courtesy of Bibi and the israeli government.:
It features a map of the new caliphate from Morocco to Afghanistan. All of today's countries are there, except Israel.
Obama's jihad is to incinerate Israel. He has precious little time.
Not a surprise. We all know where this is headed.
I would ask Mr. Miller if he’s including the part where the administration comes across as sniveling, adolescent cowards.
it’s up to our mil folks , they are really the only ones that can rectify this situation at this point .
Mike Flynn ....
The Mooselimb is beat like a rented mule.
I'm not as impressed with the 'pubs as everyone else is. If they'd put in the same effort to stop and reverse the invasion of the US, to stop Obama's illegal regime change chaos in too many countries to list, to push back on the crazy budget deficits and debt, then I'd be impressed. They put the interests of Israel ahead of our own.
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