White House won’t congratulate Netanyahu after stunning election victory: ‘We’re not going to weigh in one way or another’

The Obama administration added fuel to U.S.-Israeli tensions on Wednesday, stopping short of congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his come-from-behind election victory.

Instead, White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach director David Simas told CNN that Israelis should feel good about voting.

‘We want to congratulate the Israeli people for the democratic process – for the election that they just engaged in, with all the parties that engaged in that election,’ Simas said.

‘As you know, now the hard work of coalition building begins. Sometimes that takes a couple of weeks. And we’re going to give space to the formation of that coalition government’…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Obama, is it because he’s a Jew and you are a Jew hater?

    • luna

      Obama doesn’t hate Jews, he just believes the world would be better without them.

    • Bingo.

      Mr. Petulance is going to help Iran further now. Just watch.

    • David Murrell

      DbN — that’s a good way of putting it. The trouble is — we all know that Obama is an anti-Semite. But few Republicans, or anyone in the media, will call him out for his Jew-hatred.

    • Surele Surele

      hmmm, yes, yes an YES!

  • Bitchy passive-aggressivity as a foreign policy.

    • Raymond Hietapakka


    • Justin St.Denis

      It is precisely what one would expect from a closeted, repressed, anti-Semitic homosexual POTUS, isn’t it? Bitchy histrionics, I mean.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Who needs his thanks anyways? Like, do ya really want to smell his c***breath, reeking of sweaty arab?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    When Obama and his toadies grumble like that, you know Bibi has triumphed.

    • JoKeR

      And with a congressional investigation in the wings about government money funding “nonprofit groups” to help defeat Netanyahu.

      Unfortunately, Barack has another 21-1/2 months still to go in which to do more damage to the World.

    • robins111


  • JoKeR

    Kerry says we are close to the “two-state solution”. Unfortunately he means a Hamas terrorist territory on one side and a PLO/PA terrorist territory on the other with nothing in between.

  • luna

    White House ‘deeply concerned’ by ‘divisive’ anti-Arab rhetoric during Israeli election

    • Surele Surele

      WH can deeply kiss Bibi’s you know what.

  • JoKeR

    Obama took this defeat much calmer than most as you can see 🙂

  • Brett_McS

    President man-child was busy.

    • David Murrell

      Indeed. CNBC just reported an hour ago that his-honour was busy filling out his “presidential predictions” for the 64-team March madness basketball tournament. He mad a big thing about this, presenting his predictions to NCAA officials at the White House. Predicting basketball is more important to this anti-Semitic jerk that phoning a Jewish statesman.

  • This is reminiscent of Haman fuming at Mordechai in the Purim story. Obama is probably a descendant of Amalek like Haman is said to have been.

  • TotallyPeeved

    Mossad, I’m still down on my knees, begging…

  • tom_billesley

    Simas is the one who described the snarl-up of the Obamacare launch as “a good start”.

  • lgeubank

    ‘We’re not going to weigh in one way or another.’ Why not, OhBummer? You weighed in plenty BEFORE the election.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Officer Darren Wilson really wishes you were consistent with that sentiment, Barry.