Commentary by DonAyotte
Although the Obama Administration attempted to deal a humiliating blow to Netanyahu’s victory in the recent Israeli elections by not calling and congratulating the leader, BiBi seems not to be bothered by the American president who has snubbed not only BiBi, but all of Israel. The animosity between the two leaders seems to increase almost daily.
Even though Netanyahu has toned down his previous remarks, opposing the formation of a Palestinian state, Obama has become extremely hardened toward the Israeli leader and BiBi is obviously returning the favor. Obama has finally emerged from the closet with his hostility and by his actions, has favored Iran, causing all of Israel to wonder about their greatest ally across the Atlantic.Despite the Israeli leaders recent re-election, the Obama, BiBi chasm widens and Netanyahu continues to favor Iran, Israels most threatening foe in the region. Obama’s new Iran deal would ease sanctions immediately, if implemented, would allow enrichment of nuclear grade uranium.
The senate’s letter to Iran’s leaders along with House Speaker Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu was considered a direct “slap in the face,” by the Obama Administration. The situation is severe for the Israeli, and a majority of Americans consider Israel our greatest ally and welcomed Netanyu’s speech to Congress. The gap also increases between Obama and the American people as the administration strays further from traditional American values
The only bright side to this dilemma, would be the fact that Obama is a VERY lame duck president with a hostile congress that will tighten their grip on his unbridled dictatorial executive orders and further diminish his previous “divine right” to rule.