Relations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama have been strained, to say the least. Obama, over the last eight years, has condemned Israel for expanding settlements in the West Bank and ignored Netanyahu’s urgent pleas to walk away from the Iranian nuclear deal. While the U.S. and Israel have remained close allies, Obama and the Democratic Party are more interested in gaining favor with Western Europeans than protecting the Jewish homeland.
In a 60 Minutes interview, Netanyahu said he was expecting to have a much warmer relationship with President-elect Donald Trump.
“I know Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said. “And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear. He feels very warmly about the Jewish state, about the Jewish people. There’s no question about that.”
So that should put an end to all of the “anti-semitism” accusations, right? Or is the liberal media going to keep pretending that Trump’s ascension to the White House was caused by modern-day Nazis? Are they going to keep fantasizing about the specter of the “alt-right” and the homecoming of fascism in the U.S.? Or are they going to realize that when Israel is happier than ever, their cries of “Trump is Hitler!” sound absolutely ridiculous?
One thing that has Netanyahu excited: Trump’s position on the Iran nuclear deal. The deal put an irreparable rift in the friendship between Netanyahu and Obama, but the Israeli prime minister said he’s still optimistic about bringing the agreement to an end. In the interview, Netanyahu said there were “various ways of undoing” the deal.
“I have about five things in my mind,” he said.
Whether Trump decides to pull out of the deal or work within the confines of the contract, it will be too late in many respects. Iran already has their hands on more than a billion dollars in (don’t call it ransom) funds – funds that are already being delivered to their associate terror networks. Those networks see the destruction of the Jewish nation as one of their top priorities, and there’s little Trump can do to put the genie back in the bottle. At this point, dismantling the deal may be just as dangerous as signing it was.
Obama made the mess, and now it’s up to President Trump to put the pieces back together again. It won’t be easy, but our (true) allies are ready to see him try.