Peres Has “Full Faith” Obama’s Syria Strategy, Other Israeli Leaders Critical


peresIsraeli President Shimon Peres says he has “full faith” in President Barack Obama’s recent decision to seek Congressional approval for a strike on Syria’s chemical weapons program.

“I recommend patience. I am confident that the United States will respond appropriately to Syria,” Peres said in an hour-long interview on Israeli Army Radio.

“Weighing how to proceed is not the same as stuttering,” Peres added.

Peres’s comments come amid criticism of Obama’s cautious approach from some other Israeli leaders. Some in Israel see Obama’s strategy as a sign of waning U.S. influence in the Middle East, and a sign that Israel is increasingly left on its own to defend itself against myriad regional threats.

“In Tehran, they’re opening the champagne, and switching into a higher gear en route to nuclear weapons,” HaBayit HaYehudi (Jewish Home) Housing Minister Uri Ariel said in a Facebook post on Sunday, according to the Times of Israel.

Source: JNS.ORG

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  1. Peres ‘has faith’ in all those who he should NOT have faith in, Kerry, Obama, Clinton and Abbas.

    But The One that he SHOULD have faith in, G-d, he does not.

    So Israel ends us with Oslo accords, ten years of terrorism, forced expulsions of Jews out of their homes and towns, which is followed by wars and rockets.

    Yes, Peres has faith. He is religiously fanatic in his belief, unfortunately, he believes in false gods and they will diisappoint yet again and again and again.

    And he thinks Charedim are out of touch?

  2. he should have been retired many years ago. (Why doesn’t governments have the same retirement age as every other organization?) I think Bibi’s strategy is keep your friends close and your enemies closer.