Friday, September 11, 2015
Iran's 'Staunchest Ally' Pres Obama tells US rabbis he plans to meet soon with Netanyahu.
Iran's 'Staunchest Ally' Pres Obama tells US rabbis he plans to meet soon with Netanyahu. (Jpost).
President Barack Obama told rabbis in a pre-Rosh Hashanah phone call that security talks with Israel had resumed and he hoped to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by early next month.
On Thursday, in his annual pre-High Holidays call to the rabbis, Obama said that he was ready to meet with Netanyahu during the United Nations’ General Assembly opening session, which starts next week and runs through October 6. Netanyahu until now has rebuffed such overtures because of his disagreement with the US leader over the Iran nuclear deal.
“Our consultations have already begun with Israeli military and intelligence officials,” Obama said.
“My hope is to have a long discussion with Mr. Netanyahu about these issues when he comes to the United Nations during the General Assembly of the United Nations, or immediately after that,” he said.
Obama said he would stand by Israel on matters of security, but called on US Jews as well as Israel to closely consider the Palestinian question.
“There’s going to have to be some soul searching in Israel and the American Jewish community because they’re tough questions,” he said. Hmmm......'Quid pro quo'...... I'll protect you only if you accept Palestinian conditions? Read the full story here.