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Obama Blasts Netanyahu For Abandoning Two-State Solution, Making Anti-Arab Remarks

Source: Think Progress/Huffington Post

March 21 5:26 EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has jeopardized future negotiations for peace with the Palestinians by abandoning the two state solution and demonizing Arab voters, President Barack Obama said on Friday in an interview with the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein.

In his first public comments about the Israeli election, in which Netanyahu’s Likud party almost certainly won enough seats to secure Netanyahu a fourth-term as prime minister, Obama criticized Netanyahu for fomenting fear of Arab-Israelis. On election day, as he appeared to be losing at the polls, Netanyahu told supporters, “The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are going en masse to the polls. Left-wing NGOs are bringing them on buses.”

“We indicated that that kind of rhetoric was contrary to what is the best of Israel’s traditions,” Obama told the Huffington Post. “That although Israel was founded based on the historic Jewish homeland and the need to have a Jewish homeland, Israeli democracy has been premised on everybody in the country being treated equally and fairly. And I think that that is what’s best about Israeli democracy. If that is lost, then I think that not only does it give ammunition to folks who don’t believe in a Jewish state, but it also I think starts to erode the name of democracy in the country.”

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/world/2015/03/21/3637253/obama-blasts-netanyahu-abandoning-two-state-solution-anti-arab-remarks/

Go get 'em President Obama - the liars, woo pushers, corrupt puppets, religious zealots, opportunists and general purpose fact deniers everywhere are not near as loved as you.
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