US and Israel in open feud over Iran
As Obama apologized to Arab Springers for provoking them into burning down our Benghazi consulate and shredding our flag at the Cairo Embassy, he publicly rejected Netanyahu’s plea for an emergency meeting to address Iran’s nearly fulfilled nuclear ambitions. Why engage in such a humiliation of our “closest ally”? In the wake of the Jerusalem fiasco at the DNC and amid painfully pressured public assertions of Jerusalem’s status as Israel’s capital, Obama wants to reassure the Arab and Muslim world that he is his own man, not beholden to Israel or the Jewish vote. What better way to assert his “neutrality” than to humiliate Netanyahu yet again by pawning him off to Hilary. The Mike Report.
THE FINANCIAL TIMES: Feuding between the US and Israel burst into the open when Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, sharply criticised recent US statements about Iran while the White House said President Barack Obama would not meet Mr Netanyahu in the US this month.
Mr Netanyahu made a stinging attack on Tuesday on Washington’s refusal to establish a “red line” for Iran’s nuclear programme – a point beyond which US military action against Iran would be taken.
“The world tells Israel: ‘Wait. There’s still time.’ And I say: ‘Wait for what? Wait until when?’ Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel,” he said at a press conference.
The increasingly open spat between the governments comes amid some indications that Mr Netanyahu is isolated at home on the issue of an Iran military strike, but with the Obama re-election campaign scrambling to fend off a strong Republican appeal this year to Jewish voters.
The White House said on Tuesday that Mr Obama would not meet Mr Netanyahu when he travels to the US this month for the UN General Assembly session because the two men would not be in New York on the same day. However, Israeli media reported on Tuesday evening that Mr Netanyahu had offered to travel to Washington for a meeting. Read the Rest.