U.S. President Obama and Israel's PM Netanyahu meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

Israelis Try Realism; Obama and the Palestinians Don’t Like It.

For all of the talk we’ve been hearing for the last week about how Israel’s new government can’t possibly function, Prime Minister Netanyahu seems to be catching a lot more flack about the likelihood that his appointees will implement changes than about their supposed inability to act. The latest item to provoke international outrage is the appointment of Dore Gold, a respected scholar and veteran diplomat to the post of director general of the foreign ministry. The problem with Gold, according to left-wing critics and the Palestinians is that he has an annoying tendency to see the situation as it is and not through the rose-colored glasses of some of the inveterate peace processors that preceded him in the post. As with Netanyahu’s re-election, the losers in that contest that are warning Israelis the country will pay a heavy price for not doing as Washington orders. But what both the prime minister and his long-time adviser bring to the table is a much-needed sense of realism to the task of representing Israel to the world that their opponents lack.

  • Clear Thinker

    Israel will outlast obama and his islamic minions, then America can cast off the arab terrorists and finally grasp Israel with the true hand of righteousness and honour and clean up Levant.

    • Blacksmith

      From your fingers to God’s ears.

  • Martin B

    If Obama and the Palestinians don’t like it, you know it’s right.

  • vimy

    Obama and Netanyahu don’t see eye to eye and he Obama seems to have tried to influence the outcome of Israels recent election. Maybe the Obama administration has something to do with the recent spat of so called racial tensions in the country.

    Just a thought

  • Frau Katze

    Dreaming leftists won’t admit the truth.

    …many of those charged with representing Israel are locked into an outdated and unrealistic Oslo mindset about the peace process.

    The result is that even though the country has clearly moved on from a policy that failed disastrously, much of the foreign affairs bureaucracy acts as if it has not.

    • Its like a religion to them. The leftists identify with the so-called peace process like the faithful of religion.

  • Dore Gold is a great choice.

    • MRHapla

      On so many levels,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Blacksmith

    “As with Netanyahu’s re-election, the losers in that contest that are
    warning Israelis the country will pay a heavy price for not doing as
    Washington orders.”
    I wonder how they felt when a republican president made a suggestion?
    Do what is right for your country you idiots, turn off the tv and find out what is really going on in the world.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    That 61 to 59 majority was another shrewd move by Netanyahu. Obama is now on notice that any move to terminate that majority will bring about another round of elections that will consume more months out of his remaining time in office.

  • Minicapt

    What’s the problem? Marie Harf has just been promoted; she’ll be able to handle him.