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Sarkozy to Netanyahu: Fire Your Foreign Minister
Pajamas Media ^ | July 30 | P. David Hornik

Posted on 06/30/2009 11:53:21 AM PDT by AJKauf

The Israeli press was abuzz on Tuesday after a Monday night TV report stating that, in their meeting in Paris last week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy had told Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to “get rid of” Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

Although the French leader’s faux pas stunned Israel, it wasn’t his first aimed at leaders of democracies. Sarkozy has unleashed a mass of insults towards Western leaders that are way outside normal diplomatic protocol, while at the same time showing high regard and cutting sweet deals with some of the Middle East’s cruelest dictators.

In this latest contretemps, Israel’s Channel 2 news claimed Sarkozy had professed himself unable to meet with Lieberman, and had further told Netanyahu to replace him with Tzipi Livni, the previous foreign minister, whom he called a better choice: “With her and [Defense Minister Ehud] Barak,” Sarkozy reportedly said, “you can make history.”

Netanyahu reportedly replied that Lieberman made a better impression privately than in public, to which Sarkozy answered that French far-right leader and Holocaust-denier Jean-Marie Le Pen was also a nice person in private. When Netanyahu objected that Lieberman was not Le Pen and the two shouldn’t be compared, Sarkozy reportedly agreed that it was an unfair comparison....

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: avigdorlieberman

1 posted on 06/30/2009 11:53:21 AM PDT by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf

Sarko has short man’s syndrome.


2 posted on 06/30/2009 11:56:41 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: AJKauf
Sarkozy had previously said U.S. President Barack Obama “does not meet standards of decision-making and effectiveness”

Gotta agree with him on that count...

3 posted on 06/30/2009 11:58:14 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: AJKauf
Is Sarkozy right about the Israeli FM? He was absolutely right about Obambi ... “does not meet standards of decision-making and effectiveness”!
4 posted on 06/30/2009 12:02:17 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Doesn’t matter what the ability of the Israeli FM...Sarkozy should not tell BiBi to fire him...........besides, the underlings do all the back and forth and heavy lifting....

Sarkozy just has to sign papers and smile.........


5 posted on 06/30/2009 12:23:45 PM PDT by Ecliptic
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To: Red_Devil 232

Tzipi Livni would not be good. She would try to undercut Bibi with regularity.


6 posted on 06/30/2009 1:38:53 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Blogger

Short man or not he sure has one good looking wife.


7 posted on 06/30/2009 1:39:45 PM PDT by rightwingjew
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