Everyone knows that President Obama does not like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama’s famous comment to the French president, that he doesn’t like spending time with Netanyahu, which was caught on hot mic, speaks for itself. The animosity between the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of one of America’s closest allies is a matter of public record.
It is also well-known that the Obama administration has been funding the opposition against Netanyahu in the upcoming Israeli elections through various intermediaries and proxies. The Daily Caller reports:
A top appointee in President Barack Obama’s 2012 election campaign is now working to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the upcoming March election. Jeremy Bird was the national field director for Obama’s 2012 campaign, and he’s now working for an Israel-based group, dubbed V15, an anti-Netanyahu group that is backed by a U.S.-U.K. group titled “One Voice.”
There’s little or no chance that Bird would work against Netanyahu if Obama didn’t want Netanyahu defeated in the March election.
Many news outlets have suggested that Netanyahu’s speech before Congress on the dangers of the Iran deal would hurt him in the election, scheduled for March 17. Netanyahu certainly took a political risk coming to America and challenging Obama head-on.
So it must be a shock to our Dear Leader that in a recent Israeli poll, Netanyahu leads his challengers and looks to be heading for re-election as Prime Minister of Israel. According to Algemeiner, a Jewish newspaper, Netanyahu’s party has a 26 to 23 lead in the parliamentary election:
If elections were held today, Likud would be the largest party with 26 seats, according to a Geocartography poll sponsored by i24 News. This is markedly higher than the 21-23 MKs predicted for Likud in recent polls. The Herzog-Livni camp would receive 21 seats, according to the poll, and Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home would be third with 13.
What’s the old phrase? Karma’s a …..
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