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Published On: Thu, Jul 31st, 2014

Obama reportedly yelled at Netanyahu to give in to Hamas without conditions

President Obama “yelled” at Benjamin Netanyahu during a tense phone conversation as he demanded that the Israeli prime minister agree to an unconditional, humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, said a former Israeli defense official to Newsmax TV on Tuesday.

President Barack Obama talking with Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister photo/Pete Souza, official White House photographer

President Barack Obama talking with Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister photo/Pete Souza, official White House photographer

Former Israeli defense official Danny Danon told host Steve Malzberg about the phone call between Obama and Netanyahu, stating, “it was not a pleasant conversation…He was yelling and telling Prime Minister Netanyahu what he should do and what he should not do.

“I tell you very frankly, we have a very close relationship with the U.S. — the strongest ally of Israel. But this is not a way to treat the leader of an ally country.”

Danon went on to compare the treatment the prime minister received from the president to that of a Taliban leader rather than a friend or ally.

“He is not talking, President Obama, with a leader of the Taliban. He is talking with the leader of the state of Israel, of the Jewish people, and when we are in a time of war. We need the backing and the support of the U.S. Unfortunately, we do not have it now.”

“I can tell you it is not easy for us when we see our boys being buried on a daily basis,” he added. “As we speak now, when I’m on my way to Jerusalem, we have air-raid sirens going off and we are still under attack from rocket attacks as we speak. So, this is not a time when you expect to get to such a conversation of such an attitude from a friend.”

Earlier in July, Netanyahu fired Danon after he publicly criticized government decisions during Israel’s battle with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Danon attacked a decision to accept an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire, saying:

“Once again Hamas is setting the tone for this operation. We must retake the initiative and correct the mistake made in this morning’s cabinet meeting.”

Hamas did not accept the ceasefire terms, and the fighting has continued.

The  response from the right wing has been intense.

“This is unacceptable. President Obama only gives tough talk to people who oppose his agenda, and then it’s only because the “boy king” feels insulted that someone refuses to go along with his plan. If Netanyahu were the leader of a terrorist organization, he’d be invited to dinner and a movie at the White House along with being given a special slot in a speaking engagement at the Department of Defense,” writes Conservative Tribune.

“So there it is. The same President Obama that licked Putin’s boots, promised him “more flexibility,” and backs down all day long from the man, finally decides to grow a pair when it comes to our staunchest ally in the Middle East???” writes Conservative Hideout.

 

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  1. Benjie says:

    Israel is a bunch of p***ies, and they deserve to all be destroyed. Finally no more jews. F*** Israel.

  2. independent says:

    Selfish!
    what about the palestinian babies being buried everyday?

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