Obama: Bibi Too Strong in Polls to Compromise


obama-netanyahu2In an interview with the New York Times President Barack Obama whined that Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is too strong politically to commit suicide on behalf of a ‘Palestinian state.’

Asked whether he should be more vigorous in pressing Netanyahu, and the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, to reach a land-for-peace deal, the president said, it has to start with them. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s “poll numbers are a lot higher than mine” and “were greatly boosted by the war in Gaza,” Obama said. “And so if he doesn’t feel some internal pressure, then it’s hard to see him being able to make some very difficult compromises, including taking on the settler movement. That’s a tough thing to do. With respect to Abu Mazen, it’s a slightly different problem. In some ways, Bibi is too strong [and] in some ways Abu Mazen is too weak to bring them together and make the kinds of bold decisions that Sadat or Begin or Rabin were willing to make. It’s going to require leadership among both the Palestinians and the Israelis to look beyond tomorrow. … And that’s the hardest thing for politicians to do is to take the long view on things.”

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  1. In other words, “I, the All-Knowing Obama, am right when I call for Israeli concessions, it’s just that Bibi won’t do the right thing.” Obama NEVER reckons with the fact that just MAYBE, the people who disagree with him have a point! What a sickening ba’al ga’avah we have in the White House.

  2. Obama needs to go swimming off Martha’s Vineyard…about 100 miles with his usual entourage of fruitcakes, lefties and rabble- rousers.