Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Israeli VIPs: Obama More Hostile Than Europe; Obama Still Rips Netanyahu for Derailing Peace

Israeli officials in Jerusalem said today (March 25, 2015) that the Obama Administration is acting in  a manner that is more hostile to Israel than European governments, according to Israel's Walla News.

As the tensions between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu were ratcheted up by the Administration this week, the officials in Jerusalem noted the relatively positive response from Europe to Prime Minister Netanyahu's re-election last week.

Since the results of the election came in showing that Netanyahu's Likud party had won 30 seats in the Knesset, European governments -- as well as representatives of the European Union (EU) -- have been content to send congratulatory messages to Netanyahu, according to the Walla News report.

On the other hand, the officials noted, a diplomatic war has broken out between Jerusalem and Washington. "By contrast [to Europe], with the White House, not even half a minute of grace was given," said an official close to the Prime Minister. In fact, President Obama continues to scold Prime Minister Netanyahu for derailing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by declaring before the Israeli election that he (Netanyahu) will never agree to the establishment of a Palestinian state.

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