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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 06:34 PM

 

Ehud Olmert: Netanyahu Tried To Interfere In U.S. Elections

Former prime minister criticizes his successor's public wrangle with Obama over Iran, claims Netanyahu tried to drive wedge between Congress and U.S. president.

By Amos Harel | Dec. 1, 2013 | 9:43 PM

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's aggressive quarrel with the Obama administration over the agreement with Iran signed in Geneva endangers Israel, and panned Netanyahu for "losing his head."

Olmert accused the prime minister of "declaring war on the United States" and of attempting to incite the Congress against U.S. President Barack Obama.

Olmert spoke Sunday at a closed panel discussion on "the strategic implications of the interim agreement between the P5 + 1 and Iran," held at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.

Olmert said both his government and that of his predecessor Ariel Sharon wished to avoid public confrontation with the American administration over Iran. "At no stage did we want to do battle with Israel's number one ally and to incite the Congress against the president," he said.

Olmert called Netanyahu's acts and statements unprecedented. "The danger and the potential damage from it are incomparably larger" than the value of the public debate with the United States, he said.

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Reply Ehud Olmert: Netanyahu Tried To Interfere In U.S. Elections (Original post)
Purveyor Dec 2013 OP
Turbineguy Dec 2013 #1
karynnj Dec 2013 #8
alfredo Dec 2013 #12
Dawson Leery Dec 2013 #2
malaise Dec 2013 #3
2banon Dec 2013 #7
spanone Dec 2013 #4
okaawhatever Dec 2013 #5
loudsue Dec 2013 #18
iandhr Dec 2013 #6
WowSeriously Dec 2013 #10
iandhr Dec 2013 #14
WowSeriously Dec 2013 #15
OnyxCollie Dec 2013 #9
Submariner Dec 2013 #11
Sand Wind Dec 2013 #13
malaise Dec 2013 #16
nilesobek Dec 2013 #17
MisterP Dec 2013 #20
Capt. Obvious Dec 2013 #19

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 06:56 PM

1. Inciting Congress against the President?

Couldn't he find something harder, like tic-tac-toe?

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 07:53 PM

8. He is right - AIPAC is pushing DEMOCRATS against Obama

I really don't get why Israel seems to think it is safer having no agreement. War with Iran will worse than the Iraq war which inflamed the ME.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 08:45 PM

12. They don't want war with Iran they want the US

to go to war with Iran. I don't blame them for that. Why send your people into harms way if you can get someone else to do the dying for you?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 07:10 PM

3. Bibi is history

He won't even know when he loses.

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 07:51 PM

7. I sure hope you're right..

 

Bbi seems dangerously psychopathic IMHO.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 07:10 PM

4. k&r....

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 07:11 PM

5. It's good to know there are officials in Israel who openly challenge Netanyahu. I was absolutely

enraged when he started the rumor he would come to Florida to campaign for Romney. He completely lost my support and respect then.
I believe a good number of Americans need to be reminded of the UN vote to allow Palestine recognition. Only the US and a few small countries who rely heavily on us voted in favor of Israel. Israel doesn't have the World support in this matter the neo-cons in America claim they do.

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 11:36 AM

18. More people in Israel have to go against Netanyahu, and they need to get him out

of office.

In fact, I've wondered if they aren't using Black Box Voting over there. Who in their right mind would keep that asshole in power? Well, except the war profiteers.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 07:21 PM

6. Not new news.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 08:30 PM

10. Like the non-news from Snowden?

 

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Response to WowSeriously (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 09:49 PM

14. I didn't say it was not news.

I said it was not new news.

Everyone knows that Bibi tried to interfere

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Response to iandhr (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 12:04 AM

15. If it is old news, it's not news, it's olds.

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 08:23 PM

9. Thanks to the NSA

 

for providing raw intelligence to Israel with the non-binding agreement that they would not use it.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 08:39 PM

11. Bibi needs a pity party

Bibi's boy Mountain Meadows Mitt isn't in place to start WWIII with Iran like he had imagined it would be, so it's tantrum time. Bibi should probably stick with what he's good at, sketching Bomb pictures, and leave the diplomacy to the adults.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 09:06 PM

13. Bibi is no more an asset for Israel. Nt

 

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Response to Sand Wind (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 05:08 AM

16. That's why he is history

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 05:09 AM

17. I think this might be the end of the rope for Bibi. He's lost much support from l

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Response to nilesobek (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 04:46 PM

20. 23% for Likud (and 2% for Qadima)

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 11:41 AM

19. I was curious if Ariel Sharon was still alive

He is! Vegetative state since 2006.

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