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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:23 AM

‘Political coward’ Binyamin Netanyahu sees rift with Barack Obama widen



By Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian
Sunday, January 20, 2013 7:44 EST

Israeli prime minister’s aides accused American president of interfering in Israel’s elections

Already fractious relations between Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama have been further strained in the runup to the president’s inauguration on Monday and the Israeli prime minister’s anticipated victory in Tuesday’s election.

Netanyahu aides accused Obama of interfering in the Israeli election following publication of an article by Jeffrey Goldberg, which quoted the president as saying: “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are.” Obama, wrote Goldberg, viewed Netanyahu as a “political coward”.

The Israeli president, Shimon Peres, who has voiced alarm at the rupture between the two leaders, was due to meet a delegation of US senators, led by Republican John McCain, in Jerusalem on Saturday night to discuss strengthening strategic relations between the two allies.

“We must not lose the support of the United States. What gives Israel bargaining power in the international arena is the support of the United States… Without US support, it would be very difficult for us. We would be like a lone tree in the desert,” he told the New York Times last week.

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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/20/political-coward-binyamin-netanyahu-sees-rift-with-barack-obama-widen/

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Reply ‘Political coward’ Binyamin Netanyahu sees rift with Barack Obama widen (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #1
Doctor_J Jan 2013 #2
Ian Iam Jan 2013 #5
bemildred Jan 2013 #3
Iggo Jan 2013 #4
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #6
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #7
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:35 AM

1. President Obama needs to stand up to Benny Nat. After all it is our money

 

that is holding the country up. It is our soldiers blood that will be running in the street if this ass keeps running his mouth. Benny chose to mess in our politics. Now I think Obama needs to push back. Let him know we aren't going to just when Benny says to jump.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:36 AM

2. One goal that the president might achieve in term 2

is to rid us of the Israel tapeworm. Or at least the AIPAC influence.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:56 AM

5. Indeed!

 

Why is AIPAC not required to be registered as a foreign agency? It quite obviously is primarily concerned with Israel, not America!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:49 AM

3. Hmmmm ....

This doesn't sound good.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:52 AM

4. Please proceed, Benny.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:57 AM

6. Netanyahu is horrible for the peace process. nt

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:36 PM

7. It might be a better idea for Israeli president, Shimon Peres

to meet with a Democratic delegation instead of Mccain. And tell Netanyahu to stfu.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:54 PM

8. This Jeffrey Goldberg character sure likes to stir the shit.

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