Israel is in tight squeeze with Netanyahu as PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have hung around too long. Israel needs fresh leadership from a new generation, IMO. Israel is not lost on wisdom, but may be short on creative new ideas to spark a stronger and more confident hold the future with Arabs being partners in the process. Yes, I said, “partners.”
As for Sarkozy and Obama, is there a love fest there? I think Sarkozy’s comment was diplomatically inappropriate.
“Sarkozy Overheard Telling Obama He 'Can't Stand' Netanyahu
Published November 08, 2011
PARIS – French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has labored to improve French relations with Israel, said he "can't stand" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called him a liar in a chat with President Barack Obama.
The conversation between Sarkozy and Obama was overheard by reporters last week at the Group of 20 summit in southern France, via headsets that were to be used for simultaneous translation of an upcoming news conference.
In the remarks Thursday in Cannes, Sarkozy said: "Netanyahu, I can't stand him. He's a liar."
According to the French interpreter, Obama didn't object, responding only: "You are sick of him, but I have to work with him every day."