‘Obama deliberately damaged US-Israel relations’U.S. President Barack Obama intentionally violated “no daylight” and “no surprises” principles of U.S.-Israel ties, former Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Michael Oren says • Oren: Obama changed U.S. policy on Iran and the Palestinians without telling Israel.
By Shlomo Cesana and Israel Hayom Staff
U.S. President Barack Obama has deliberately damaged U.S.-Israel relations, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published on Tuesday.
In the op-ed, titled “How Obama abandoned Israel,” Oren, now a Kulanu MK, accused Obama of violating the “two core principles of Israel’s alliance with America,” which, according to Oren, are “no daylight” and “no surprises.”
Referring to disputes between Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Oren, whose four-year stint in Washington ended in 2013, wrote, “Neither leader monopolized mistakes, [but] only one leader [Obama] made them deliberately.”
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