By Nick Malino
Barack Obama had the chance to slap Israel in the face once more before he leaves office. I guess he couldn’t resist it. In a startling reversal of decades of diplomacy, Obama sided with the Arab nations and its Palestinian component and tacitly condemned Israeli settlement activity, “on Palestinian land”. Perhaps this act provided the president with additional cruel satisfaction since he was able to deliver this diplomatic fist to Bibi’s gut on Hanukah eve.
Obama has displayed a lasting disdain for Israel and has thrice snubbed Prime Minister Netanyahu during his last three visits to this country. But personal feelings against Jews, Israel and the PM should not affect our country’s relationship with its closest, and perhaps only, ally in the Middle East, and NO. I am not including Iran as an ally even though Mr. Obama considers them, “Our partner in peace.”