In the weeks after the UN vote, Obama said privately and repeatedly, “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are.” As reported by Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg News
Granted, I'm not Netanyahu's greatest fan when it comes to Israeli politics, but if you were to give a history, geography, political science test about Israel and Arabs to both Netanyahu and Obama, there's no way Obama could do half as well as Netanyahu. Obama would have trouble finding tutors that could match Bibi's basic knowledge, the facts he can pull out of his head without extra preparation. I've heard him speak off the cuff.
Please don't forget that Netanyahu is 63 and Obama just 52.
Benjamin Netanyahu - soldier, diplomat and the ninth Prime Minister of the State of Israel - was born in Tel Aviv in 1949 and grew up in Jerusalem. He spent his adolescent years in the United States, where his father - a noted historian - taught Jewish history.Obama's education has been subject to questions, but he did attend a variety of schools.
He was discharged from the IDF after six years with the rank of captain. Netanyahu then studied at MIT in Boston and received a B.Sc. in architecture and an M.Sc. in Management Studies. He also studied political science at MIT and Harvard University. In 1976 he was employed by the Boston Consulting Group. (MFA)
After the high school years, Barack Obama studied for 2 years at Occidental College, before transferring to Columbia College - an undergraduate division of Columbia University. There he majored in political science, with a specialization in international relations. Upon graduation in 1983, Obama worked for 1 year at Business International Corporation before he moved to Chicago to a job with a non-profit organization local churches organize job training programs for residents of poor neighborhoods.Back to the real issue here.
After having finished this job Obama then left Chicago for 3 years to study at Harvard Law School. During his stay here he was elected president of the Harvard Law Review. In 1991. (credit)
- Is this statement and article published at this time, just before Israeli Elections a ploy by the American anti-Netanyahu people to interfere with the elections?
- Is it possible that Obama knows more about Israeli "interests" than Netanyahu?
- Considering how the Left are excitedly quoting Obama in their campaigns, he's definitely interfering: Hatnua Chairwoman Tzipi Livni jumped on Obama's comments Tuesday, saying that "You can love the US president or not, but the relationship with the US is important to us and part of our deterrence-related capabilities," YNet News reported.
- Obama is no expert in terms of Israel's interest, and nobody can convince me otherwise!