November 16, 2013

Israelis not thrilled with US foreign policy

Despite the fanfare surrounding President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel earlier this year, and concerted efforts in Jerusalem and Washington to minimize public disagreement, the Netanyahu and Obama administrations are at it again, jostling over the Iranian nuclear issue and peace talks with the Palestinians. 

US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a welcoming ceremony for the president at Ben Gurion Airport, March 20, 2013. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/Pool/Flash90)And the Israeli public is behind their prime minister on this one. An Israel Hayom poll finds on Friday that 65.5% of respondents feel that Israel should oppose the nuclear deal being formulated in Geneva, while only 16.2% support the potential agreement. More than half the country (52.5%) supports Bibi’s handling of the feud with the US over the issue, according to the poll.

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