Tuesday, October 07, 2014

WH Bashes Bibi for Saying Admin. Ignores US Values

The Obama White House bashed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday for saying that the Obama Administration ignores American values when it criticizes Jews building in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu, on the CBS program "Face the Nation" on Sunday, said U.S. criticism of an Israeli move for a new Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem was "against American values."

At his daily briefing, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said: "It did seem odd for him to try to defend the actions of his government by saying our response did not reflect American values. "The fact is, American policy has been clear and unchanged under several administrations, both Democrat and Republican." Earnest added: "We oppose any unilateral actions that attempt to prejudge final status issues, including the status of Jerusalem. These can only be legitimately determined through direct negotiations through the parties that this president has worked hard to try to facilitate."

The White House statement was a lengthy defense of U.S. policy toward Israel, centered around the "American values" theme that Netanyahu raised

PM Netanyahu did several press interviews earlier this week. Below are more videos clips of those interviews.

Benjamin Netanyahu: ISIS "absolutely" a threat to Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he fully supports President Obama's efforts to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran "the greatest terrorist regime in the world" - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explains why negotiations over Iran's nuclear program make him nervous.

October 2nd, 2014 • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed militant Islamism, ISIS, Iran, and Hamas with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.

Excerpts from PM Netanyahu's interview with CNN

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