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Benjamin Netanyahu Refutes Obama’s Claim About Israel And Iran Deal

“The opposite is the case.”

During a Pentagon press conference on Thursday, President Obama told reporters that the controversial Iranian nuclear deal was now supported by Israel. “Israeli military and security community … acknowledges this has been a game changer,” Obama said. “The country that was most opposed to the deal.”

But Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu said that wasn’t true. In a statement released Friday, he expressed that the United States has been Israel’s greatest ally but made it clear that the Jewish state’s position “remains unchanged.”

In a statement to the Times of Israel, a top minister in Netanyahu’s office was even more direct on the subject. “I can promise you that the position of the prime minister, the defense minister and of most senior officials in the defense establishment has not changed,” Tzachi Hanegbi said. “The opposite is the case. The time that has elapsed since the deal


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