Freedom’s Light House has posted the video clip above of President Barack Obama responding to a question from a reporter during a joint White House press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. Obama is asked whether he thinks his policy distances the U.S. from Israel and Netanyahu was “a mistake.”
Mr Obama appears taken aback by the question and answers, “Let me first of all say the premise of your question was wrong, and I entirely disagree with it. If you look at every public statement, I have made over the last year and a half, it has been a constant reaffirmation of the special relationship between the United States and Israel—that our commitment to Israel’s security has been unwavering; and, in fact, there aren’t any concrete policies you could point to that could contradict that.”
How about this contradiction A U.S. delegation in New York last Friday “endorsed a consensus document ending the 2010 review conference for the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that calls for a conference in 2012 to discuss a weapons-of-mass-destruction-free zone in the Middle East,” reports Washington Times writer Eli Lake:
The U.N. measure “would require Israel to disclose and then give up its undeclared nuclear arsenal. The document does not, however, make mention of Iran’s failure to comply with the demands of the International Atomic Energy Agency to stop the enrichment of uranium.”
This hardly went over well with Prime Minister Netanyahu:
A statement issued late Friday evening from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office in Jerusalem said the resolution calling for a 2012 conference was “deeply flawed and hypocritical.”
“It singles out Israel, the Middle East’s only true democracy and the only country threatened with annihilation,” the statement goes on to say. “Yet the terrorist regime in Iran, which is racing to develop nuclear weapons and which openly threatens to wipe Israel off the map, is not even mentioned in the resolution.”
How exactly is the United States endorsement of this resolution a commitment to Israel’s security, Mr. President?