A White House spokesman: With Obama no longer framing Netanyahu (Israel) as a threat that’s undermining Obama-Kerry foreign policies, better ties have blossomed with Israel, so now the U.S. is ‘beloved’ around the world.
Improved ties with Israel proves that the United States is more “beloved” around the world than under the previous administration, a White House spokesman said.
He also said that Israel was “virtually” thought of as an enemy of the United States under the Obama administration.
Obama on the phone with PM Netanyahu. – White House photo
Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is not concerned about seeing protesters during his scheduled trip to Europe next week. Continue Reading »
At a gov’t meeting discussing 2014’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’, PM Netanyahu reveled how President Obama told him explicitly not to send ground forces into Gaza despite the imperative of locating & destroying Hamas’ tunnels that threatened the residents of southern Israel.
By Hezki Baruch
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed in a Knesset meeting that former US President Barack Obama requested Israel not send ground forces into Gaza during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge.
Hamas terror-tunnel that leads to Israel being destroyed during ‘Operation Protective Edge’ – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The meeting’s purpose was to critique how Israel fought Operation Protective Edge, and find how to make the next war better. Continue Reading »
J’lem Post managing editor said the 2014 Gaza conflict against Hamas’ missiles & terror-tunnels was an ‘unparalleled’ political success, as Israel sagaciously resisted a meretricious White House and turned to the Egyptians & Saudis to foster a ceasefire.
By Gary Willig
Jerusalem Post managing editor Caroline Glick called Operation Cast Lead “the most successful operation” in Israeli history in response to the State Comptroller’s report blasting the government for its handling of the tunnel threat.
Glick wrote on her Facebook page that Israel was facing not only Hamas during the 2014 Gaza conflict, but a hostile Obama Administration. “When talking about the political questions regarding Operation Protective Edge, we somehow ignore two important points. Continue Reading »
Frustrated over snags in Saudi arms deal, Obama showed his anger over a US law, requiring Defense Department’s guarantee that weapons sales to Mideast nations must comport with the US’s pledge of keeping Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region.
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON — Frustrated over a stall in an arms sale to Saudi Arabia, Obama once questioned the necessity of maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday.
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US President Barack Obama speaks at the Righteous Among the Nations Award Ceremony, organized by Yad Vashem, at Israel’s Embassy in Washington January 27, 2016.
Former Israeli Ambassador to the US blames Obama & his administration for having intentionally ‘fabricated’ crises to create distance between the historic allies in a strategy to appease the Palestinians, that in the end, backfired and made them even more intransigent, and hurt White House-Israel relations.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Last year, Kulanu MK and former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren received heavy criticism in some circles for his book Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide.
With the release of the book’s Hebrew edition, Oren spoke to Arutz Sheva, discussing in depth the tensions between Israel and the Obama administration and the push back he received for the English edition. Continue Reading »
UNSC set to adopt Iran JCPOA resolution in quick ‘Blitzkrieg’ vote under a procedure that will expose Israel to isolation should Jerusalem speak out against dangerous Iran deal.
By Mark Langfan, A7 UN Reporter
In a diplomatic blitzkrieg, the Obama Administration has set this coming Monday at 9 a.m. EST for a vote at the UN Security Council (UNSC) in New York on the adoption of the Iran nuclear deal, which was announced by the world’s leading powers and the Islamic Republic of Iran in Vienna on Tuesday.
US President Barack Obama addresses the 69th UN General Assembly – Photo: Reuters
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A terse announcement by the New Zealand delegation which assumed the monthly rotating UNSC’s Presidency for July revealed the vote session.
The Wall Street Journal reports Israel allegedly obtained data from closed-door meetings, then informed American lawmakers among others, in order to expose capitulating deal with Iranians.
By Yitzhak Benhorin
Israel allegedly spied on closed-door negotiations world powers were holding with Iran on its nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, quoting White House officials.
US President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu – Photo: Reuters/File
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According to the report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government also gathered information from confidential US briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe.
The Journal reports that the Obama administration was less concerned with the fact Israel spied on the talks and more concerned by Israel leaking this confidential information to American lawmakers and others in order to build a case against the deal being negotiated.