Pompeo declines to criticize Netanyahu on Otzma deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the administration had no interest in getting “involved in the election” in Israel, a democracy, when he was pressed by CNN to comment on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s support for an alliance between the Jewish Home and the Otzma Yehudit parties. “Election campaigns are tough,” said Pompeo. “We will allow the Israeli people to sort this out. And I’m confident that, when the election is over, the United States will continue to have a strong, important, very, very deep relationship with Israel that protects the American people and benefits Israel as well.” The pro-Israel lobby AIPAC has condemned Otzma as a “reprehensible and racist” party.

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5 thoughts on “Pompeo declines to criticize Netanyahu on Otzma deal

  • Feb 25, 2019 @ 9:27 at 9:27
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    It is no secret that Moslems would, given a chance slaughter every last Jew anywhere. Why then is it OK to have Muslims represented in Knesset? Hypocricy of the left knows no bounds.

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  • Feb 25, 2019 @ 10:06 at 10:06
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    Pompeo is not a politician he represents the white house and advises the President to the best of his ability, which is very considerable. He does not work for AIPAC.

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    • Feb 26, 2019 @ 2:31 at 2:31
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      I condemn the AIPAC. They have no business in intervening in Israeli internal politics.

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  • Feb 27, 2019 @ 4:13 at 4:13
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    B. Hussain Obama once tried to interfere in an Israeli election when he hired Democrat operative Jeremy Bird using $300,000 in misappropriated State Department funds to try to defeat P.M. Netanyahu. Then the shvartzer momzer complains that the Russians did something similar in 2016 to help elect President Trump. This is an obvious case of “do as I say, not as I do” hypocrisy! Both the Democrats and AIPAC need to STFU!

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