From Didi Remez via Twitter -
Probably not, but Netanyahu certainly doesn’t look happy.
Bibi has already contacted Obama and did the congrats; he said he’s looking forward to the customary tight shared values between his nation and ours.
Hehe. That’s like the sad Mubarak picture
I’m surprised Obama took the call.
Time for Obama to say that USA shares Israel’s well-known values in democracy and inter-racial and inter-religious harmony, but must now — at long last — mention that it does not support Israel’s long-standing value of openly and brazenly violating international law: the settlers, settlements, wall, siege of Gaza, and usurpation of more than Israel’s share of Palestinian water must stop, and must stop during the next four years — and the USA hopes that a pathway toward these goals will be determined by Israel in its next electoral cycle.
Who would replace Netanyahu? It’s not like there is anyone who can stop Israel from driving over the cliff.
Maybe not, but a functioning adult in the job might well not step on the gas quite so much, thereby increasing the chances of his passengers bailing out and surviving. I’ve heard several people, both Zionist and anti, saying that Israelis have the highest proportion of dual-passport holders in the world. I’d love to see real data that supports or refutes that assertion.
“Should Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu succeed in getting his contract extended as well, he probably has several reasons to fear that his next stint at Obama’s side will make him nostalgic for the first.”
link to haaretz.com
From the “Do you think I came down in the last shower” school of political mendacity :
Netanyahu disputes claims of perceived pro-Romney bias
Alluding to public comments made by former prime minister Ehud Olmert, PM says those ‘trying to cause conflict between us and the U.S… won’t get away with it.’