President Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s position on Palestinian statehood undermines the credibility of his country.
Netanyahu has recently expressed willingness to re-enter talks with Palestinians, but Obama said his stance contains “so many caveats, so many conditions, that it is not realistic to think that those conditions would be met any time in the near future.”
“The danger here is that Israel as a whole loses credibility,” Obama said in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TV network that aired Tuesday.
Obama’s comments could further escalate his long-running feud with Israel’s leader over the two-state solution and the U.S.’s pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran.
Netanyahu drew the ire of the White House, when he ruled out the creation of a Palestinian state during his reelection campaign in March. He later walked back those comments.
The Israeli prime minister said this week he is committed to a two-state solution, but he wants the talks to start with Israel carving out settlement territory it seeks to keep in a peace agreement. Palestinian officials have dismissed Netanyahu’s offer.
"I remain committed to the idea that the only way we can achieve a lasting peace is through the concept of two states for two peoples — a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish nation state of Israel," Netanyahu said Sunday.
But the president suggested Palestinian officials and others might not see Netanyahu as a reliable negotiating partner.
“Already, the international community does not believe that Israel is serious about a two-state solution,” Obama said. “The statement the prime minister made compounded that belief that there’s not a commitment there.”
What a foolish thing for Obama to say.
What can you expect an idiot like oblamea to say? I'd take Netanyahu for President any day over the fakeass dictator in dc right now.
We're talking about the same guy who said "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan". etc.
Isn't this comparable to A.Hitler ridiculing the moral authority of mother Theresa?
And as far as the Two State Solution, read "The Israeli Solution", Caroline Glick.
OBAMA IS THE DANGER HERE.
and every week you hear some mid-east leader yelling about how they are going to erase Israel from the face of the planet; and every minute... some Jihadist spewing same.
I wouldn't give up an inch of land if I were Israel (because) of the limits to their safety with the borders as they are. I also read how over 50 % of Palestinians prefer and want Israel to remain the dominant geographical country - they don't want a Palestinian State - they are treated better by the current Israeli government/more freedom/less strife/more security for their children than the Palestinians.
Therefore, and I could be wrong - this is just a(nother) huge Obama pledged pay-off to supporters and a media that doesn't report facts - instead, promotes one-sided "stories" to benefit Obama's election promise(s) plan.
OMG No one leader does more for his people that Bibi. Obama is just so jealous and envious of his love by his people. Obama has ruined the relationship and under minded him at every turn. It will take years to restore trust with Israel again. Obama ruins most of what he touches.
The "international community" that Obama refers to is not subject to being totally erased from existence, and expected to give up it's own territory to a conglomerate openly hostile and purposed to see it erased.
Obama, as well as most of the party he struts about in, are demented in their thinking that Israel holds the key to peace in the region. It does not. Israel is concerned about survival as a sovereign nation and defending itself from those hell bent on its destruction.
The key to peace lies in the minds of those who want to annihilate Israel. Obama is flat out wrong, as usual. He is a liar and he knows that he is. So does Netanyahu.
Obama and Liberals have been against Israel since his election. Obama told us his preferred faith is ISLAM on major media; where were you?
I WANT TO KNOW WHY, WHEN OBAMA CAME BEFORE CAMERAS AND TOLD US HIS "PREFERRED FAITH" WAS ISLAM and some still call him Christian, are there more insane in America than we thought? Obama released major heads of radical Islam and got a deserting Muslim convert in return!!! This deserter costs honorable Marines their lives in his rescue! He got a White House welcome back and what did TREASONOUS LIBERAL media say?
Oblamea thinks that he can put on different masks, and believes we are dumb enough to believe what he says. He is so wrapped up in himself and his fantasy world, that he probably doesn't even realize what he says most of the time, then again he never tells the truth.
O'Bummer should know about destroying a nation's credibility. He's done a great job of destroying ours. O'Bummer is jealous because a majority of Americans have more respect for Prime Minister Netanyahu.