Dianne Feinstein: Netanyahu ‘Arrogant’ For Claiming To Speak For All Jews



Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that it was “arrogant” for Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to presume to speak for all Jews on a potential nuclear deal between the United States and Iran.

Netanyahu has defended his upcoming speech to Congress on Iran in part by saying that he feels like he is an “emissary of all Israelis, even those who disagree with me, of the entire Jewish people.”

During an appearance on CNN’s “State of The Union,” Feinstein, who is Jewish, dismissed the suggestion that Netanyahu spoke on her behalf.

“No, he doesn’t speak for me on this,” she said. “I think it’s a rather arrogant statement. I think the Jewish community is like any other community, there are different points of view. I think that arrogance does not befit Israel, candidly. I think Israel is a nation that needs to be protected, that needs to stand free, that hopefully can work constructively with Palestinians to have a side-by-side state and to put an end to the bitterness that has plagued this whole area.”

Feinstein said that, despite her criticisms, she plans to attend Netanyahu’s speech to Congress Tuesday.

“I intend to go and I’ll listen respectfully, I don’t intend to jump up and down,” she said. Feinstein added that she hopes Netanyahu speaks about what would happen if negotiations with Iran fail to reach a deal, or reach a deal that the U.S. does not support.

Read more at the Huffington Post.



  1. yes Bibi touched her ego when he refused to meet her. as far as I am concerned with Jews like this who needs enemies. her Boss Obama is no different than Neville Chamberlain

  2. President Obama speaks for Americans, Prime Minister Cameron speaks for Britons, and Prime Minister Netanyahu similarly speaks for Israelis. It’s well understood that not every one of their citizens (or in Netanyahu’s case, co-religionists, too) agrees with each and every one of their positions. Senator Feinstein isn’t obtuse so she must be deliberately picking a fight with Netanyahu.

  3. Dianne Feinstein’s maternal grand parents were Christians of Russian orthodox faith. She herself never converted al pi halachah.

  4. Netanyahu is indeed an emissary.

    His role is fate for tomorrow.

    Jews do fix problems.

    The ones who will not read the writing are forces of conspiracy.

    Netanyahu may not always find his timing, but maybe he does.

    Our future is not in the hands of the Iranians.

    Evil is not our day.

  5. And who does she speak for the socialist in office.
    Certainly not America. The last election was a resounding defeat of Obama and the democrats

  6. This Feinstein person doesn’t know what it means to be Jewish nor does she regularly present herself as Jewish! And as an elected figure she ought know that when one represents the general public he is speaking for the general public. Ms. Arrogance ought be telling her icon, her hero president that he doesn’t speak for me and,using her, convoluted democratic luney logic, he doesn’t represent me! He certainly does NOT represent the majority of Americans as is evidenced by the various polls taken. He is most definitely out of line on this one! AND SHE’S WITH HIM! Perhaps she go golfing with him during the speech. Perhaps she advise him as to the next Executive Orders he should be making because he can’t win the votes in Congress nor the Senate!