Trump Calls Israeli Politics ‘Ridiculous,’ Tells Israel To ‘Get Their Act Together’

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President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Israel’s return to national elections just six months after the previous one is “ridiculous” and “all messed up,” but added that there is a “good chance” that his Mideast peace plan will succeed.

Addressing reporters on the White House lawn before departing to the United Kingdom, Trump said “Israel is all messed up with their election. I mean, that came out of the blue three days ago. So that’s all messed up. They ought to get their act together.”

“Bibi [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] got elected,” said Trump, and “now, all of a sudden, they’re going to have to go through the process again until September? That’s ridiculous. So we’re not happy about that.”

Last Thursday, the day after last-ditch efforts to secure a deal with Yisrael Beitenu leader Avigdor Lieberman and the ultra-Orthodox parties fell through and the 21st Knesset voted to dissolve itself and set a date for new elections, Trump also addressed the Israeli political situation.

“Well, it’s too bad what happened in Israel,” he said. “It looked like a total win for Netanyahu, who’s a great guy, he’s a great guy,”

“That is too bad, because they don’t need this. I mean they’ve got enough turmoil over there, it’s a tough place.”

Trump also disagreed with a statement made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to a group of Jewish leaders in New York and quoted in the Washington Post that the Trump peace plan might not “gain traction.”

“I think we have a good chance,” Trump said. “But we’ll see what happens.”

 (JNS)

{Matzav.com}

3 COMMENTS

  1. While there are gradations. the political world is messed up everywhere. The idea of actually getting something done, which is Trump’s approach, is not popular among politicians who are out for themselves.

  2. In other words, President Trump is saying that Israeli politicians are a bunch of weaklings. Is he not right? Even Bibi is no Trump – a real leader admired by honest people. For such leadership Israel will have to wait for the coming of Moshiach, hopefully very soon.

  3. In Israel, if you don’t like what your party is doing,
    you just create your own party…. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They are worse then the 24 bafoons that we have running
    for the Democratic nomination for President of the US !!!!!!!!!!

    Levi Eshkol –
    President of Israel:
    once told President Lyndon Banes Johnson:
    “you are a president over 300 million people,
    I am a President over 2 million PRESIDENTS”” !!!!!!!!!!

    Yeder Einer is a deiah zooger !!!!!!!!!

    Hard to understand how – politically – Israel exists at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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