Skip to comments.Netanyahu insists Obama just as much a friend of Israel as George W. Bush
Posted on 09/25/2011 10:47:36 AM PDT by Nachum
One of the critiques of President Barack Obama has been that he hasnt been as strong an ally of Israel as his predecessors were, a concept trotted out by many of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates in various public statements.
But in an appearance on Sundays Meet the Press on NBC, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disagreed with that notion. He praised the American people and American lawmakers, including President Obama, for their support of Israel.
I think the important thing to understand is this, Netanyahu said. And this is the truth about America Israel enjoys tremendous bipartisan support, tremendous. And you just have to walk around the breadth and length of this country, you know fly, its a big country. And everywhere you go, you see this tremendous, tremendous sympathy and affinity for Israel. This is what, is one of the great blessings that Israel has in the 21st century. And I think that bipartisan support is expressed by any person who happens to be the president of the United States, including President Obama.
Netanyahu added that the same sentiment is held by Israelis about the United States.
Every one of the U.S. presidents represent and acts on the tremendous innate friendship of the American people to Israel, he continued. And by the way, a piece of news, Israel is one country in which everyone is pro-American, opposition and coalition alike. And I represent the entire people of Israel who say thank you America and we are friends of America. And we are the only reliable allies of America in the Middle East.
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Israel need Obama’s veto of a Palestinian state at the UN.
Youre probably right. Worried might be a better word but frightened was the only one i could think of at the time.
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