Candidly Speaking: Obama-Netanyahu rift is unbridgeable

Candidly Speaking: Obama-Netanyahu rift is unbridgeable

Candidly Speaking: Obama-Netanyahu rift is unbridgeable | JPost | Israel News .

By ISI LEIBLER

03/09/2014 21:39

In an unprecedented breach of diplomatic etiquette, President Obama once again sandbagged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

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Netanyahu and Obama shake hands at start of Oval Office meeting, March 3, 2013 Photo: REUTERS

In an unprecedented breach of diplomatic etiquette, President Obama once again sandbagged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. In a carefully orchestrated interview with Jeff Goldberg, a columnist for Bloomberg, released a few hours before the prime minister’s arrival in the US, Obama reverted to his May 2011 role as an Israel basher and engaged in personal savaging and humiliation of Netanyahu.

This despite Netanyahu’s intimation that Israel intended to adopt the Kerry framework, albeit with reservations.

Obama accused Netanyahu of leading his country toward disaster, condemned the “more aggressive settlement construction” and rhetorically asked, “Do you resign yourself to what amounts to…

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