With Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress less than two weeks away, the Obama Administration is making no effort to hide its contempt for Israel.
Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, “There’s no question that some of the things that the Israelis have said in characterizing our negotiating position have not been accurate. There’s no question about that.” Earnest went on to accuse Netanyahu’s government of “cherry-picking” information concerning negotiations with Iran. He did not specify how Israel was “cherry-picking” this information.
State Department Spokesperson (and soon to be White House Communications Director) Jen Psaki seconded Earnest, “I think it is safe to say not everything you are hearing from the Israeli government is an accurate reflection of the details of the talks.”
And Iran has such a sterling reputation for good faith and honesty. It’s the sort of thing only the Obama Administration could believe.
Simply put, the Obama Administration is calling not only Benjamin Netanyahu a liar, but the entire nation of Israel as well. This is every bit as bad as calling Netanyahu “chickensh#t” behind his back. Now the Obama Administration is attacking the people of Israel as well.
There is no going back now. Netanyahu must make that speech before Congress. The Obama Administration is openly attacking his integrity and that of the State of Israel.
Netanyahu must be afforded the opportunity to give his rebuttal and stand up for the country he leads as well as the chance to rebuke the Obama Administration once and for all.