Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hollande-Netanyahu Imbroglio

President Obama has had his difficulties with Benjamin Netanyahu. Sarkozy found him insupportable. Now it's François Hollande's turn: in what was supposed to be an "off the record" conversation with journalists aboard his plane (so what happened?), Hollande acknowledged that he was irritated with Netanyahu for allegedly transforming the memorial service for the victims of Mohammed Merah into a "campaign rally."

1 comment:

Mitch Guthman said...

The rise of Benjamin Netanyahu was the fall of Israel. When the Israeli people rewarded the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin by electing Netanyahu to the premiership they started down the path to a very dark place. If the Israelis had responded to Rabin’s assassination by crushing the settler movement, Israel would be a better place today.

It would be in tune with the worldview Diaspora Jews; it would have been well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities of the Arab Spring and it certainly would not be enveloped in the miasma of evil and hatred that surrounds Netanyahu and his fascist allies.