Obama victory spells trouble for Israel's Netanyahu

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    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and re-energized critics at home who accused him on Wednesday of backing the loser in the U.S. presidential election.

    With Iran topping his conservative agenda, Netanyahu will have to contend with a strengthened second-term Democratic president after four years of frosty dealings with Barack Obama and a rift over how to curb Tehran's nuclear program.

    Obama victory spells trouble for Israel's Netanyahu - Yahoo! News

    Facing his own re-election battle in January, polls give Netanyahu little chance of losing but perceptions that he has mishandled Israel's main ally have been seized on by opponents.

    "I will continue to work with President Obama to ensure the interests that are vital for the security of Israel's citizens," Netanyahu said in a short, congratulatory statement hailing what he called strong strategic relations with Washington.

    But in remarks underscoring a rift with the United States over possible Israeli military action against Iran, Netanyahu said in an interview broadcast on Israel's Channel 2 this week: "If there is no other way to stop Iran, Israel is ready to act."

    Relations between Netanyahu and Obama hit a new low two months ago after the Israeli leader said nations which failed to set "red lines" for Iran - which denies seeking atomic arms - did not have the "moral right" to stop Israel from attacking.
     
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    Fret not----peeballs-----Obama's victory might paradoxically turn out to be to Netayahu's advantage.
    I have no doubt that the ARAB SPRING PSYCHOSIS------was encouraged long in the jihadist mind by the idea that AMERICA HAS A MUSLIM PRESIDENT The "arab spring" is an ARABIST/ISLAMICIST hysterical rejuvenation which is spining out of control -----sit tight-----keep you islamo nazi pig propaganda up to date----you will need it to figure out how to blame ZIONISM for all the havoc that the jahadists idiots are about to wreak on their own heads -----this time in VIEW OF THE ENTIRE WORLD
     
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    Frankly, I doubt that Isreal is going to suffer from a second Obaman term.

    The NETster might be in trouble, but that's not, in my opinion, a really bad outcome for Israel.
     
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    One thing we learned from this election, if anything, is that polls are usually right.
     
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    Are you forgetting that Hillary will most likely be the next Democratic candidate? If she's going to be recruiting Obama's genius campaign architect Zionist Jew David Axelrod, who won both campaigns for Obama...both Obama and Hillary will be treating Israel with soft gloves. That will include squishing Iran and Hamas if they don't cooperate.
     
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    How is this different from 2008? Then Tzipi Livni, leader of Kadima argued Israel would be better off if she ran the government since Obama clearly preferred to work with her rather than Netanyahu. Despite Obama's support for Livni and Kadima, Netanyahu became PM, Livni lost her job as leader of Kadima and today it is doubtful Kadima will win even one seat in the new Knesset. In the upcoming elections, Shelly Yachimovich, leader of he Labor Party will make the same arguments as Livni did in 2008 and Netanyahu will remain PM. The question is, will dependence on Obama's support lead Yachimovich and Labor to their political dooms as it did Livni and Kadima?
     
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    shall we tell them that jews publish their living room debates just to EXCITE THEM?
     
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    Right, that too. America played it "safe" by choosing the better of two bad choices, in "hope" that things will be better than the disastrous last four years. But you've been playing that harp for a long time skit.
     
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    Livni actually won a seat or two more than Bibi last time, but she was unable to form a gov't coalition, so Bibi took over. This time, I predict Bibi will win handily. :clap2:
     
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    I still believe that BOTH the USA and ISRAEL will respond-----event by event to the perversities being wrought by the "ARAB SPRING" (aka islamicism arabism fascist struggle to impose its stink on the world)
     

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