Report: White House ‘Concerned’ About Bennett


naftali-bennett-former-chief-of-staffThe White House is closely following the elections in Israel, Channel 10 News reported on Tuesday. Obama’s remarks, as quoted by Atlantic columnist Jeffrey Goldberg, show that he is also attempting to interfere with them.

According to the report, the U.S. is particularly concerned over the growing strength of the proudly nationalist Habayit Hayehudi (The Jewish Home) in the polls and over the fact that there is hardly talk about negotiations with the Palestinian Authority as part of the election campaign.

The U.S. is concerned, according to Channel 10, that Naftoli Bennett’s strengthening will cause Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in turn, to strengthen the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

The report comes on the heels of the harsh criticism by President Barack Obama at Netanyahu, as reported by Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.

According to Goldberg, Obama said repeatedly recently that Israel does not know what its own best interests are.

When informed about the Israeli decision to approve construction plans in the E1 area, “Obama, who has a famously contentious relationship with the prime minister, didn’t even bother getting angry,” wrote Goldberg. “He told several people that this sort of behavior on Netanyahu’s part is what he has come to expect, and he suggested that he has become inured to what he sees as self-defeating policies of his Israeli counterpart.

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  1. Who is obama to criticize what the government of Israel does? At least Bibi isn’t doing what obama is doin. Thank G-d. Time to make Aliyah.

  2. Great article. The writer refers to someone named “Bennett” without giving his first name or stating who he is. The writer also accuses the president of “attempting to interfere” with Israeli elections without explaining how he is supposedly doing such a thing. And what is “Channel 10 News,” for those of us who don’t have a TV? Is it Israeli? New York City?

  3. let Mr. Dictator Obama stay out of the Israeli politics. ISRAEL was given to the Jews by G-D and only He can take it away. So Bibi – KEEP BUILDING we need more apartments and housing for all those that want to make aliyah

  4. to number 3

    if your so out of it that you dont even know the answers to the silly stupid comments u made just ignore politics its not for you