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Speaking to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, prefacing each remark with the phrase “I have been instructed to tell you,” Hillary Clinton demanded that Israel release a substantial number of Palestinian prisoners as a token of goodwill; lift its siege of Gaza; suspend all settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem; accept that a symbolic number of Palestinians be given the “right of return” to Israel under a future peace treaty; and agree to place the question of the status of Jerusalem at the top of the peace-talks agenda. “If you refuse these demands,” Hillary told Netanyahu, according to our sources, “the United States government will conclude that we no longer share the same interests.” That same Friday, the Israeli ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, was summoned to the State Department and given a severe dressing down. Someone who saw Oren that night at a party described him as “shaken.”
And things did not end there. Ten days later, Netanyahu was invited to the White House, where he was treated to further browbeating and humiliation. Photographers were banned from recording the visit. And at one point, President Obama left Netanyahu to have dinner with his wife Michelle and their daughters, Malia and Sasha. “I’m going upstairs,” the president told Netanyahu, according to my sources. “Call me when you’re ready to talk substance.”
Worst of all:
Netanyahu and his entourage were then left to cool their heels in the Roosevelt Room. At one point, the Israeli delegation asked for something to drink and food. They were served non-kosher food, which some of them wouldn’t eat.
How can ANY AMERICAN JEW vote for Obama?