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.”
The Jews just went door to door to the Palestinians' homes and throwing them out (of their own bought and paid for homes) along with all of their stuff leaving them with no where to go and food to eat but for the option of going to a concentration camp..And it must of been horrific and tormenting for the Palestinians to see from the camps someone living in their home. It was not like the Jews were putting people in the homes that actually needed a place to live, they paid Jews from around the world to go there to live that already had a nice home to go to..I think that they are the scum of the earth that did that, but not all Jews, I don't support that kind of conduct..How come Mr. Rothschilds did not buy a nice big island for the Jews to call a country, there are plenty of them around to buy...
Prove this with some actual evidence, I follow the plight of Israel closely and have never heard of this. In fact the Palestinians are the one's that have caused many injuries and deaths, they have attacked the Jews at the wailing wall with no provocation in the past, stabbed people for no reason other than for being Jewish. I'm afraid Nick you have been led astray.
Warning, NO ANTISEITISM HERE!!
Does Obama even have Bibi's phone number anymore,Or if so Did Bibi put obama on a block list.
I would block/reject his phone number, don't want to hear anything from him except "I resign."