Skip to comments.Two Days Later, Obama Phones Netanyahu
Posted on 03/19/2015 3:28:53 PM PDT by Nachum
President Barack Obama on Thursday finally called Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election win.
Obama spoke to the Israeli leader "to congratulate him on his party's success in winning a plurality of Knesset seats," the White House said, according to AFP.
"The president emphasized the importance the United States places on our close military, intelligence, and security cooperation with Israel, which reflects the deep and abiding partnership between both countries," the White House statement said.
Ties have been tested by Netanyahu's pledge on the campaign trail to oppose the creation of a Palestinian state, which had been the starting point of countless rounds of Middle East peace negotiations.
Obama waited two days before making the normally routine congratulatory call, though Secretary of State John Kerry called Netanyahu on Wednesday.
The White House said that during the conversation, Obama "reaffirmed the United States' long-standing commitment to a two-state solution that results in a secure Israel alongside a sovereign and viable Palestine."
While Netanyahu declared in a series of interviews this week he would do everything in his power to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state, he appeared to backtrack on this statement on Thursday, telling NBC, "I don't want a one-state solution. I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution.
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Of course - Obama was busy (working on his brackets).
Bibi can’t risk giving the Obamanation Intel on Iran lest Hussein blab it to the Ayatollahs.
Hey, he had to find the “Netanyahu” phone. Since the government phones can only be used to contact one number (ref. limitation discovered by Benghazi Clington), he had to search through his several thousand phones to find the Netanyahu phone.
Bibi? Baby! Who loves ya, huh?
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