Skip to comments.Ahead of meeting with Obama, Netanyahu says 'there are things that can't be swept under the carpet'
Posted on 05/20/2011 11:30:36 AM PDT by Clive
Obama does not understand the reality of Israel's situation, senior Israeli official says on Friday.
Asked why he gave a strong rebuttal to U.S. President Barack Obama's speech on the Middle East, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters on Friday on board his plane to Washington: "There are things that can't be swept under the carpet."
As Netanyahu arrived in the U.S. ahead of his meeting with the American president later in the day, a senior Israeli official said that Obama does not understand the reality of Israel's situation.
In a high-profile Middle East policy speech on Thursday, Obama supported continued Mideast peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians based on 1967 borders, a move which caught Israeli leaders by surprise and drew criticism from Netanyahu and his aides.
"There is a feeling that Washington does not understand the reality, doesn't understand what we face," the official said on board the plane taking Netanyahu to Washington.
"The prime minister's tough response expresses the disappointment with the absence of central issues that Israel demanded, chiefly the refugee (issue)," he added.
Tensions between Israel and the U.S., already strained by a lengthy stall in Mideast peace talks, seemed to reach fever pitch following Obama's speech, and ahead of Netanyahu's planned address to Congress next week.
Earlier Friday, the New York Times reported that the American president had told his close aides that he did not believe that Netanyahu would be able to make the concessions necessary to strike a peace deal that would even the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
That comment came after Netanyahu, apparently taken aback by Obama's consent to a Palestinian state within 1967 borders, said Thursday that Israel would object to any withdrawal to "indefensible" borders, adding he expected Washington to allow it to keep major settlement blocs in any peace deal.
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahaha! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Obama is a NitWit.
IOW, "This schmuck is about to get schooled."
Yep! That sums him up. His colleagues and their bosses are intelligent enough to be sneakier.
“Obama does not understand the reality of Israel’s situation, senior Israeli official says on Friday.”
WRONG. Obama understands EXACTLY what the implications are of what he said. It’s what he WANTS, namely no more Israel!
Why not just say that Barack does not understand reality about anything.
Obama doesn’t understand much of anything west of the Atlantic.
The reality is that they deeply identify with the politics of victimhood which is the single most prominent feature of a “palestinian”:victim
And they despise Israeli-dwelling Jews and want them to emigrate elsewhere (back to eastern Europe) and leave all the holy lands to muslims, otherwise their murders are justified by the “victims’ oppression”.
That is reality, unsavory though it may be.
Oh. Thanks for the idea for this tagline. ;-)