But Obama has seen Israel attack him in coordination with the republican right. The goal of both was his utter destruction. If Obama wants to get Israel to think he is nothing but a butt boy who may be treated with total contempt he will have to take some action which hurts Israel. Netanyahu told Israel that he would not only stonewall any restriction of settlements, he told Israel he would make Obama do his bidding with Iran. Then, when Obama had done both, Netanyahu gleefully shat upon Obama and accused him of stinking. Unless the White House (i.e. Obama) wishes to be taken seriously by Israel and treated with anything but total contempt, then it will have to deal in the only terms that Bibi Netanyahu and Israel respect. Obama will have to kick Bibi's nuts up around his ears by cutting off all aid and backing the declaration of a Palestinian state. I don't think Obama has testicle number one. I can't imagine him fighting back against Netanyahu.
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