Obama trying to mend fences with Israel

In an interview in the Atlantic, President Obama sought to better explain his relationship with Israel. Maintaining that, as Israel’s friend, he has the duty to criticize the nation from time to time. Next stop in his repair tour: Washington’s Adas Israel synagogue. Where he will speak at an event honoring Jewish American Heritage Month. A speech that will be closely watched by Jews in the United States and israel.

Obama to Israel: I’m your friend & my criticism of Bibi gives me credibility

President Barack Obama defended his fierce criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of the March elections in Israel, arguing that such criticism lends him credibility when defending the Jewish state in international arenas, and rejected attempts to equate his criticism of the Israeli government with antisemitism.

Is the Obama administration pushing for the unilateral creation of a Palestinian state?

The Debka File says:

Banking on Netanyahu’s assertion while campaigning for re-election that there would be no Palestinian state during his term in office, Obama is reported exclusively by our sources to have given the hitherto withheld green light to European governments to file a UN Security Council motion proclaiming an independent Palestinian state. Although Netanyahu left the foreign affairs portfolio in his charge and available to be filled by a suitably moderate figure as per the White House’s expectations did not satisfy the US President.

Netanyahu tries to repair damage with White House

Everyone’s been watching closely the deteriorating relationship between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama over Netanyahu’s assertion that Obama’s efforts to reach an agreement with Iran are ill advised at best and puts the Jewish state at horrific risk. But now, an adviser to Netanyahu is saying, is willing to go the extra mile and restore relations with Washington.