Obama: No Crisis with Israel, It’s Eli Yishai’s Fault


eli-yishaiPresident Obama did not mention Eli Yishai by name, but said that the Shas party leader, Israel’s Interior Minister, was “not helpful” in advancing the “peace process.” Speaking on Wednesday with Fox News, Obama said outright there is no “crisis” with Israel. Relations between the U.S. Administration and the Netanyahu government have been edgy in the wake of several consecutive harsh public American rebukes to Israel for announcing progress in a complex housing approval process in a Yerushalayim neighborhood during Vice President Biden’s visit to Israel.

Asked if there is a crisis between the two countries, Obama said flatly, “No. Israel’s one of our closest allies and we and the Israeli people have a special bond that’s not going to go away. But friends are going to disagree sometimes. There is a disagreement in terms of how we can move this peace process forward [and] the actions that were taken by the Interior Minister in Israel weren’t helpful to that process, Prime Minister Netanyahu acknowledged as much and apologized for it.”

Trying to show that the Americans were being impartially tough to both sides, Obama said, “When there were riots [on Tuesday] by the Palestinians against a synagogue that had been reopened [the ancient Churvah Shul in the Old City of Yerushalayim], we condemned them in the same way…”

In fact, however, the U.S. condemnations of the rioting were not nearly as strident, rapid-fire or issued by as many different officials as were those of Israel. Nor did they condemn the PA stridently for honoring the Coastal Road terrorist last week on the anniversary of the 1979 massacre of tens of Israelis.

Read more at Arutz Shevah.

{Arutz Shevah/Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. And Obamacare will save money and the fact that we have no jobs is the fault of the previous administration and his adminiatration has and will create jillions of jobs and he is transparent and he can run wall street better than any financier and GM better than any auto executive.

    Obama has perfected the big lie. Say it long enough and loud enough and people will begin to doubt their own common sense and what they see with their eyes.

    Instead of giving away Israel he should offer the palestinians Wyoming and move their mosque and other garbage there.

  2. it is every ones fault put his do you think the american people are that stuped? obama you are transparent we can see right thru you

  3. What a professional liar! But mr Obama you’re no friend of israel, friends are not rebuked more harshly then their foes, but dont worry mr pres. Us yiden are doing tshuva and your mapulu wont take long. And one more point mr Obama if your friends of israel then could anybody imagine what life would be like if you were our enemy, I guess not so terrible because last few weeks you have been busy being mikariv the syrian leader and the leader from libya so mr pres. Please be our enemy its much better for us

  4. Oh blame the sepharadi! 😉

    Even Peres was supposed to have relayed the message to “O” of the masses that J-M building will continue.