The daily Arabic-language newspaper Al-Jarida is reporting that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to sabotage U.S. President Barack Obama's bid to become the next United Nations secretary-general, the Big News Network website reports today (January 9, 2016).
The newspaper -- published in Kuwait -- says the prime minister intends to enlist the support of Arab governments to curtail Obama's plan to replace Barik Ki-moon when his term ends at the end of this year.
Al-Jarida says Obama has been sounding out Democrats, Republicans, and Jewish officials in the U.S. to garner support for a campaign to become the UN chief.
Israeli sources said when Netanyahu was alerted to Obama's UN plans, he hit the roof. "Wasn't eight years of having Obama in office enough?" Netanyahu told associates. "Eight years during which he ignored Israel. And now he wants to be in a position that is liable to cause us hardships in the international arena. Obama is the worst [American] president Israel has had to deal with...."