The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - Public Domain

It’s no secret that no love is lost between the current US President and Netanyahu. Indeed, open loathing might be a better term. Barack Obama’s six years in office have been marked by a succession of spats and snubs: from Israel’s announcement of new settlements in East Jerusalem at the very moment Vice-President Biden was on a 2010 visit to plead for a settlement slowdown, to the time Obama walked out of a working dinner with Netanyahu, and the occasion in 2011 when the Prime Minister, answering reporters’ questions in the Oval Office, delivered his host a condescending lecture on Israeli history as Obama visibly seethed alongside him.

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1 thought on “The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse”

  1. This is the most encouraging news I have heard in a while.
    Those that set themselves against Israel shall find themselves falling from power.
    Nixon tried it. He ended up resigning.
    I would suggest that something in Obama’s political career is about to backfire on him big time.
    Have no idea what it is.
    But with a Republican loaded congress, anything might happen.
    I suggest that the tax rules concerning Obamacare might come back to haunt all Democrats very shortly.

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