Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political allies are scrambling since President Obama’s reelection, after having spent much of the campaign season staunchly pro-Romney.
“This is probably not a very good morning for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,” said Interior Minister Eli Yishai, a major coalition partner.
Netanyahu and his Likud Party had not-so-privately yearned for Obama to get voted out by Republican contender Mitt Romney, in what opposition leader Shaul Mofaz described as “a rude, blunt, unprecedented, wanton and dangerous intervention in the United States election.”
“Netanyahu bet on the wrong president and got us into hot water with Obama,” declared the opposition Kadima Party in a statement. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz openly Netanyahu of “interfering grossly, vulgarly and unreservedly in the campaign.”
“It is hard to overestimate the risks that Benjamin Netanyahu poses to the future of his own country,” wrote David Remnick in the New Yorker in September. “As Prime Minister, he has done more than any other political figure to embolden and elevate the reactionary forces in Israel, to eliminate the dwindling possibility of a just settlement with the Palestinians, and to isolate his country on the world diplomatic stage.”
“Now Netanyahu seems determined, more than ever,” Remnick added, “to alienate the President of the United States and, as an ally of Mitt Romney’s campaign, to make himself a factor in the 2012 election.”
Now many US and Israeli observers are speculating about whether Obama will find a way to punish Netanyahu for favoring Romney, or develop a more demanding diplomatic posture.
Netanyahu quickly congratulated Obama on his victory. “I will continue to work with President Obama to ensure the interests that are vital for the security of Israel’s citizens,” he said, refusing to acknowledge any problem.
“But privately, Netanyahu’s office ordered all his top ministers to remain silent on the results of the U.S. elections, fearing negative comment on Obama’s victory,” McClatchy reports.
The notion that Obama will demonstrably change policy towards Israel is highly unlikely, however. Indeed, the rift between Obama and Netanyahu was more imagined than anything in a first term filled with unprecedented levels of economic and military support, even as Netanyahu actively violated international law and destroyed any chance for a settlement with the Palestinians.
12 thoughts on “In Israel, Worries of Netanyahu’s Pro-Romney Stance in 2nd Obama Term”
F*ck Netanyahu and f*ck the opposition, they only care about themselves. Please tell those ingrates that the Americans elect people to represent them not the Shit*y little state.
Vallieri Jarrett [ obama's brain] said something like we will destroy those who were against us. Ha Ha Bibi! Wouldn't it be nice if the USS jimmy Carter nuke sub, earthquake maker, showed up off israel's coast and let go a 8 or 9 on good ole israel.
You'd think that being full of American (republican) Jews would 'worry' Israel more.
Not sure how to take this comment. American Jews are democrats other than the fringe zealots. And few were taken in by Romney's insincere love for Israel. Unlike the christian Zionists.
I am sure the Mossad is making contingency plans in case President Obama does not follow the dictates of AIPAC.
if only it were true
prepare to be disappointed.
I hope that you are wrong. I can't think of anything that would be better for the entire world than for the US to put some distance between itself and the zionist parasite which is sucking it dry.
here's some advice israel. if you're such a great nation, then stop taking our money and largess. you can't even stand on your own two feet. without u.s. military hardware you'd be gone in 15 minutes. i don't like obama very much at all truth be told, but i'd support him for dictator if he went on tv and told the truth about your evil pariah state. and if you any decency you'd drive lunatics like netanyahu and lieberman into the dead sea.
This election proved unlimited money cannot buy election. Israel should be worried. 2 percent of the voting population is not enough votes to own a country. It is time to let Israel do what it wants but not on our dime
Netanyahu's open meddling in American politics angered a lot of Americans. What he did will not be forgotten.
Very true. Bibi and his ilk are from now on, persona non grata. Any time any of those bastards step on US soil, let as many furious Americans as possible – preferably in the millions – give them a very hostile reception; burn Zionist flags to boot.
the yahoo is a phony as his combover on his baldy head
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