Columnist Pat Buchanan said that Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu “has, in Congress, probably more support than the president has in the Middle East, more support on the Iran agreement than the president has” on Thursday’s “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV.
Buchanan stated that the current relations are “worst crisis” between the US and Israel since Dwight Eisenhower order the Israelis to leave the Sinai.
He then predicted, “you’ve got a collision between American policy and [an] American president, and a new Israeli Prime Minister who won election by rallying the right win, the rejectionist wing, if you will, those who don’t want a Palestinian state. So, we’ve got a major confrontation coming, JD, and it’s coming this month.”
Buchanan added, that such a clash between the US wasn’t good for Israel over the long term because “Israel needs us a lot more than we need Israel, and I don’t know that they understand that over there.”
Buchanan further stated, Obama is “really is angry and bitter at the Israelis. The question is, is he tough enough to stand up to Bibi Netanyahu, when Bibi Netanyahu has, in Congress, probably more support than the president has in the Middle East, more support on the Iran agreement than the president has. And so, his is a contest for American public opinion between the President of the United States and Bibi Netanyahu.”
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