Obama Slams the Door on Israel

| November 8 2013
John Walker

Netanyahu: “This Is A Very Bad Deal”

In a stinging rebuke to President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday condemned a pending deal that will ease sanctions against Iran in exchange for a pledge not to extend its nuclear weapons program.

Even before Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Geneva to make the agreement, Netanyahu said the verdict was clear. This is the “deal of the century” for Iran, he said, and a “very bad deal” for the West.

“Israel utterly rejects it and what I am saying is shared by many in the region, whether or not they express that publicly,” Netanyahu said.” Israel is not obliged by this agreement and Israel will do everything it needs to do to defend itself and the security of its people.”

The deal with Iran could be the last straw for Netanyahu. The centerpiece of his hard-hitting address to the United Nations last month warned against just such an agreement with Hassan Rouhani, the newly elected president of Iran.

Meanwhile, Obama continued to ignore Israel and other U.S. allies concerned about Iran’s nuclear weapons program. He made public overtures to Rouhani and vigorously pursued a deal to ease sanctions.

The decisive moment will come when Iran unveils its nuclear weapon and the means to deliver it. Then there may be more than words from Benjamin Netanyahu.

1 comments
phoenixlaw
phoenixlaw

So then, we should all be in a tizzy as the leader of a foreign country once again tries to dictate what American foreign policy should be?  Do you live in and support Israel, or are you an American?  

If it's fair for the West to inspect and sanction Iran - who has not attacked a neighbor since the 17th Century - why is it not also fair for inspections an sanctions to be imposed on Israel which maintains the largest nuclear arsenal in the Middle East and has throughout its history attacked its neighbors with impunity?