Israeli Leaders Must Choose Their Own Course

Our president isn't satisfied proving that he has difficulty running one country.  Now he wants to run two: the U.S. and Israel.  Jeffrey Goldberg reports that President Obama told close confidants that "Israel does not know what its own best interests are," as if he does, of course. The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, writing in Bloomberg View, has revealed that U.S. President Barack Obama said repeatedly recently that Israel does not know what its own best interests are. When informed about the Israeli decision to approve construction plans in the E1 area, "Obama, who has a famously contentious relationship with the prime minister, didn't even bother getting angry," wrote Goldberg. "He told several people that this sort of behavior on Netanyahu's part is what he has come to expect, and he suggested that he has become inured to what he sees as self-defeating policies of his Israeli counterpart. The leader of Israel's rapidly shrinking...(Read Full Post)