Monday, June 13, 2011

Obama Angry Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Did Not Kneel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to endorse President Obama's demand negotiations with Palestinians be based on Israel returning to the 1967 borders. No sane Israeli would agree to that. King Obama isn't pleased.
(Haaretz) — Washington is pressuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accede to its proposal to resume Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on the basis of U.S. President Barack Obama’s May 19 speech.

An Israeli source who spoke recently with senior officials in Washington said the Americans were very frustrated with Netanyahu’s behavior, feeling that he was impeding America’s efforts to keep the Palestinians from unilaterally seeking UN recognition of a state in September....

An Israeli source who maintains close ties with both senior U.S. officials and people close to Netanyahu said that Washington’s frustration began with Netanyahu’s trip to Washington last month, when he publicly fought with Obama and then refused in an address to Congress to endorse the president’s outline for talks. The Americans were now speaking very harshly of Netanyahu, said the source.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Perhaps the USA should go back to pre-1850's border with Mexico to solve immigration problem then. Dunno. Would that work?
Or perhaps we should let the nation of Israel decide if they want to negotiate their borders - no?