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Washington Post urges Obama to ‘reset’ bond with Netanyahu

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President Barack Obama should “reset” his relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu, the Washington Post wrote in an editorial.

“The wise U.S. policy would be to concede, and maybe even welcome, Mr. Netanyahu’s reelection while quietly urging him to construct a centrist government,” urged the editorial published on Jan. 22, Election Day in Israel.

The editorial presumes that Netanyahu will be elected to a third term as Israel’s prime minister, saying, “No scenario contemplated by political analysts foresees anyone other than Mr. Netanyahu emerging as prime minister from the bargaining that will follow Tuesday’s election.”

The editorial points out that Netanyahu has not been afraid to play up his “his notoriously bad relations” with Obama, something that would have been political suicide in previous election years. It also points out that a recent poll showed that half of Israelis believe the country’s leaders should pursue his policies “even if they lead to conflict with the United States.”

The editorial conceded Obama’s “poor handling of Israel, which he has not visited and where he is widely regarded as supportive of the nation’s defense but unsympathetic to its psyche.” — jta


Posted by almarc13
01/26/2013  at  07:19 PM
Israel reset

Obama’s insistence on a “two state solution” is a recipe for the destruction for the state of Israel.  My map of the Middle East shows Israel at the east end of the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey to the north, and 22 members of the Arab League in an arc south and west to the Atlantic.  Each of those 23 countries is more or less opposed to Israel.  If 2 is the solution, what happens with the other what part do the other 22 states play.

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