Only Obama hasn't called
There is only one leader of a major ally of Israel who has not called Prime Minister Netanyahu during the current crisis. Yes, Barack Hussein Obama, the leader of the 'most pro-Israel administration evah
Prime Minister Netanyahu has discussed this with French president Hollande and with German chancellor Merkel.
But not with President Obama, who has not seen fit to call Netanyahu
or take a call from him. This is quite amazing behavior for an ally. I
am aware as all readers are that the two men have a difficult
relationship, but that is no justification. If the president has time
this week to fund-raise, he has time to call the leader of an ally under
I am sure such a call will happen sooner or later, perhaps over the
weekend. But the damage has been done: Israel is under attack, and the
president of the United States cannot bring himself to call its prime
minister. Israelis are unlikely to forget this, nor should Americans.
Our alliance system cannot function when we treat allies in this manner.
Once again, every vulnerable ally from Riyadh to Taipei to Seoul to
Manila to Kiev will wonder how reliable an ally we are, at least under
the present leadership we have.
UPDATE: British prime minister Cameron has also spoken with Netanyahu. Obama is alone in his failure to do so.
I cannot tell you how much hatred I feel right now for the President of the United States.
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Binyamin Netanyahu, Operation Protective Edge