They Asked Netanyahu to Apologize for Comments About Obama… Here’s His Brilliant Response
Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael B. Oren published a piece in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday in which he blamed the rocky relationship between American President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu squarely on Obama.
He also accused Obama of “abandoning Israel.”
Two days later, Daniel B. Shapiro, U.S. ambassador to Israel, reportedly called Netanyahu’s office to request that the prime minister “distance himself from Oren’s commentary.”
However, Netanyahu rightfully refused to comply. Instead one of his senior officials told reporters that the prime minister “had no intention of apologizing for anything Oren wrote.”
The official also expressed curiosity at the fact “that the U.S. administration is concerned about remarks by a former Israeli government official” but remained dead silent when former U.S. officials spoke negatively about Netanyahu.
For instance, the administration said nothing in October when an anonymous Obama official insulted Netanyahu by referring to him as a “chickensh**.”
Regardless, Oren also alleged “that Obama personally undermined U.S. relations with Israel by allowing private quarrels to become public.”
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