In hot mic moment, Netanyahu lets loose on EU, Obama

In hot mic moment, Netanyahu lets loose on EU, Obama
Trump and Netanyahu, May 2017. (Image: Screen grab of White House video)

[Ed. – Stuff you knew but hadn’t heard someone at Netanyahu’s level say.  There’s a lot of that going around.]

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the European Union’s “crazy” treatment of Israel and talked about how there was a “big problem” in the U.S. under Obama in remarks caught on a hot mic during a closed meeting with leaders of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

“The European Union is the only association of countries in the world that conditions the relations with Israel, that produces technology and every area, on political conditions…” Netanyahu said according to the Haaretz newspaper.

“… Don’t undermine that one Western country that defends European values and European interests and prevents,” he continued. …

“I think Europe has to decide if it wants to live and thrive or if it wants to shrivel and disappear,” he emphasized. …

Netanyahu went on to slam the Obama administration and their deal with Iran saying the position now is “stronger.”

“We had a big problem [in the U.S.],” he said. “I think it’s different now. Vis-a-vis Iran, there is a stronger position. The U.S. is more engaged in the region and conducting more bombings [in Syria]. It is a positive thing. I think we’re ok on ISIS. We’re not ok on Iran.”

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