Skip to comments.Jerusalem worried over breakdown of U.S.-Israel cooperation under Obama
Posted on 05/08/2009 6:36:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Senior officials in Jerusalem expressed concern recently over the sharp decline in the coordination between Israel and the United States on security and state affairs since President Barack Obama's entered the White House and especially since the formation of Israel's new government.
Senior White House officials told their Israeli counterparts that Obama will demand Netanyahu completely suspend construction in the settlements, the officials said.
"Obama's people brief their Israeli counterparts in advance much less about security and Middle East policy activities than the Bush administration used to," the officials said.
In addition, when they do brief Israeli officials, they don't consult with them or coordinate their statements in advance.
This has caused several coordination "malfunctions" between the two states in the past two months, they said.
The last incident was the statement of Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller, calling on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The statement had not been coordinated with Israeli officials in charge of the nuclear issue and they heard it first from the media.
This followed other equally problematic incidents. The American policy shift toward Syria and opening direct talks with Damascus followed minimal coordination with Israel. For example, Israel was not briefed about senior American diplomats' trip to Damascus, which the U.S. had initiated.
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Sadly Israel failed to send out the memo to 78% of American (liberal) Jews back in November.
The Vatican also failed to send one out to 50+-% of CINOs.
CINOs and JINOs. :-(
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What’s to worry about?
Sooner or later Israel will have to nuke Iran.
They only need to decide when and where.
Oh... worried are we???? y’all aint seen nothin yet.
Somehow make it look like an “accident”.
Obama’s plan is to make Israel give up its nukes in exchange for vague promises from Iran. Livi and Olmert would have gone for it. Netanyahu won’t, but that won’t stop Obama from putting him in vice.
They should worry about him. He has no interest in Israel.
Israel making public the backstabbing behavior of US President B. Hussein Obama, leader of the Democrat Party.
They should be. The marxist muslim in the whitehouse is getting ready to throw them under the bus.
Time for Israel to send another one of their deep cover agents to bring him down like they did with Clinton and Monica
Seriously, is anyone surprised that a guy who was photograped at the lead table of the Chicago Arab Affairs dinner sitting next to Edward Said may be a little less friendly towards Israel
Jews are almost as much on the Lefty plantation as blacks. So now they're throwing Israel under the Leftist bus. Used to think they were actually smart people.
Why the concern? That is what happens when one of the partners in a partnership suddenly turns on the other.
israel really is screwed with this guy. I cannot help but think there is latent anti-semitism there. The pro-muslim gestures and obvious snubs of israel really don’t leave much credible room for other argument.
they should be he’s bowing to the Arab King.
Bernie Madoff didn’t. Wonder where that money went?
WE TOLD YOU SO !!!!
If BiBi is interested in the future of Israel he’d best tell obamma lamma ding dong to go piss up a rope.