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Thursday, November 05, 2015

No Hard Feelings, Chum

"I have just read the things that Dr. Ran Baratz published on the Web, including the comments about the Israeli president, the president of the United States and other public figures here and in the U.S. They are inappropriate and do not reflect my positions or the policies of the government." 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 

"It's readily apparent that that apology was warranted. But obviously the decisions that Prime Minister Netanyahu has to make about who will serve his government and represent him and his country are decisions that he rightfully will make on his own."
Josh Earnest, White House spokesman 
"This is the time, then to wish the secretary of state success and count down two years on the calendar with the hope that someone in the State Department will then wake up and begin to see the world through the eyes of a man with a mental age above 12."
"[Obama's response to a speech by Netanyahu to the U.S. Congress, during which he criticised the emerging Iran deal],"was what modern anti-Semitism looks like in Western and liberal countries." 
Ran Baratz, newly appointed communications director for PM Netanyahu
Oh dear, the Obama administration is deeply offended. When someone with experience in world affairs aided by academic credentials enabling him to view human relations from the point of view of psychology comments on what he sees and hears and brings it into the perspective of Realpolitik the prickly feelings of those in high places unaccustomed to criticism take offence. 

When, on the reverse, those same individuals who take offence see nothing amiss in behaving offensively to the Jewish Prime Minister, who is there to take them to task?

But now, the American president's spokesperson can feel confident in patronizingly recommending that Mr. Netanyahu rethink his appointment of a man whose unguarded comments have become an irritant in U.S.-Israeli relations. 

While Mr. Netanyahu must wait more than another year before Americans will remove the man in the White House who has deep-sixed Israeli-U.S. relations, and driven a spike into the heart of Israel's defence against a Middle East nation that has pledged its destruction.

Cry me a river.  

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