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Will Congress Investigate Obama’s Attempt to Derail Bibi?

President Obama was issuing a not so subtly veiled threat to the Israeli voters.

Jeffrey Goldberg

Jeffrey Goldberg

Dan Senor, American author of Start Up Nation and former adviser to U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney, sent out an electrifying message on Israel’s election day, January 22, claiming that two U.S. officials in Israel quietly conceded that President Obama’s statements to Atlantic columnist Jeffrey Goldberg were an intentional effort to hurt Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu in the election.

If what Senor claims is true, and President Obama was attempting to influence the Israeli election, it is possible that it could become the subject of a congressional investigation.

The statements at issue were revealed in an article Goldberg wrote for Bloomberg on January 14.  That article, the headline of which was, “Obama: Israel Doesn’t Know What its Best Interests Are,” was filled with insider dish from Goldberg, and it was ugly.

Among the things that Goldberg claimed Obama has said about Netanyahu were that his policies were “self-defeating,” that “Israel doesn’t know what its own interests are,” and that “Netanyahu is moving his country down the path toward near-total isolation.”  Goldberg wrote that Obama made these comments frequently, and to several people.

The particular impetus for Obama’s dissing of the Israeli Prime Minister, according to Goldberg, was the decision to go ahead with building Jewish homes in Mevaseret Adumim (often referred to by the impersonal designation “E1.”)  The decision to go forward with building in this area came on the heels of the United Nations vote upgrading the status of the Palestinian Authority to non-member observer state in November of last year.

Goldberg, a centrist liberal Jewish writer who is considered to have credible access to the White House, opined in his article that

On matters related to the Palestinians, the president seems to view the prime minister as a political coward, an essentially unchallenged leader who nevertheless is unwilling to lead or spend political capital to advance the cause of compromise.

It is tempting to believe that Goldberg suffers from excessive hubris and confused his own views for that of the president’s.  But Senor’s tweet reveals that U.S. officials understood that what President Obama was doing was issuing a not so subtly veiled threat to the Israeli people that the U.S. may be willing to really put daylight between itself and Israel unless they choose a less intractable prime minister.

This is the Senor message and several responses.

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About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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23 Responses to “Will Congress Investigate Obama’s Attempt to Derail Bibi?”

  1. Alex Walker says:

    Just proves that Barack Obama is an arrogant m*********.

  2. Charlie Hall says:

    "Will Congress Investigate Obama’s Attempt to Derail Bibi?"

    No.

    It might lead to an investigation of Bibi's attempt to derail Barack — coordinated by Dan Senor!

  3. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    Does she realize she made her beloved Dan Senor look like an idiot by reposting that Tweet today?

  4. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    Cause if yesterday was backfiring, I want to know why Obama was trying to PROP UP Bibi

  5. Chaiya Eitan says:

    two U.S. officials in Israel quietly conceded that President Obama’s statements to Atlantic columnist Jeffrey Goldberg were an intentional effort to hurt Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu in the election.// I am really livid right now…..

  6. Scott Benlevi says:

    I have other English terminology to aptly describe Obama…..

  7. Will the Knesset investigate Bibi's attempt to derail Obama? HaHaHaHaHa. Another bizarre opinion piece disguised as news by the indefatigable Ms. Marcus.

  8. William A. McLaughlin says:

    Mitt Romney lost the election despite help from Netanyahu. Why is he still trying to mess up US Foreign Policy?

  9. Charlie Hall says:

    Dan Senor was one of the people most responsible for the mess in Iraq — whose new regime btw is every bit as hostile to Israel as the Saddam Hussein regime. With that history, it is no wonder the American people rejected Romney.

  10. Mildred Bilt says:

    Hallucinations. Poor folks are so wrapped up in a soft fuzzy blanket they can't see over the satin blue binding. They think the major concern to a US President is an election in a foreign country when the US is mired in unemployment, a debt limit, a dysfunctional government, climate chaos, bankrupt cities, a humongeous deficit, China as America's banker, mandated universal healthcare, extraction from Afghanistan–just to name a few very minor concerns. Good Grief! Take a look at your neighborhood; Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Iran–sleepless nights for the West. Do you really think Bibi and Israel are at the head of those lists? At this point you're not even a blip on the screen. There really is a big wide world out there.

  11. Sorry Israel, but I seriously doubt it. Congress doesn't investigate Obama on sins that he commits here.

  12. I'd like to hear it…:)

  13. He has a messiah complex. Seriously. He has an actual ‘cult’ following in the U.S. that worships the ground this man walks on.

  14. Chaiya- Livid why are you livid? Your PM quite openly attempted to insert himself into the US election. I

  15. Anonymous says:

    I would not be surprised as Obama does believe he somewhat of a Messiah, much like Hitler thought he was the saviour of the world. Everyone here in canada believes Obama has an agenda.

  16. Yehuda Cohen says:

    The Rambam stated that Mohammed was a false prophet and insane. Now, if someone can figure out those people who follow an insane person would then know the next moves of Obama.

  17. He does have an agenda. He is arming terrorist countries and attempting to disarm American citizens. He has appointed an anti-Semite as Secretary of State… Looks like an Agenda to Me. Obama hates America. He plans on either changing it into a Communist State or destroying it – However, the media is covering for him and promoting him as some kind of 'savior'. WHAT A MESS!

  18. Israel, I apologize on behalf of our mislead Country.
    But, it is a real nightmare for patriots and Christians to live under this man. Those who can see past the media propaganda have been fighting against this administration (and the liberal media) to stop this insanity before we lose our Country. We are in serious trouble over here. …and I fear for Israel.

  19. AS PRESIDENT OF RABBIS FOR ROMNEY I WARNED YOU ABOUT THIS HAPPENING. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  20. I would hope that Israel has the good sense to keep Judea and Samaria as part of a defensible border that previous administrations wanted for the security of Israel. Do not give up what is rightfully yours.

  21. Felisha Witt says:

    as our liberal media slobbers on obama and covers up his socialist agenda to take down America it wouldn't surprise me at all of he tried to derail Bibi-just know A LOT of Americans love and support Israel and that having this lying con man as our president is unbearable.

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